posted on Dec, 12 2010 @ 12:58 PM
Originally posted by daka77
reply to post by Majestic23
Yes, I immediately thought about Buddhist monks, Gurus and Rinpoches who shave off their hair (the latter are not impedimented by the lack of hair).
And at the same time I remembered many of the meditating yogis and yoginis I have seen and read about who do not cut their hair. A very interesting
topic and I have yet to read something similar.
So it would seem that there is a definate shared belief across the globe and through time.
And yet the actual function or effect is so subtle and the conflicts of some belief systems that otherwise share generally the same
sentimonies do not help us to comprehend this belief.
But what of the shared beliefs of those that seem to disagree on this subect?
The shared belief is liberation of the spiritual energy within the body to allow connection to the divine.
We can see depictions of Taoist immortals, Hindu gods, angels, Christian saints, demons, abbots etc..... with light, halos or fire. The Crown
Chakra. There is speculation that this is where the concept of crowns for Royalty come from, notably Jesus, the said "king of kings" wore a crown of
So the hair somehow picks up this energy. It may mean it picks up or projects both pos or neg energy.
But unless we are at a point where we are suficiently purified and energised or genetically set to be sensitive in the spiritual way, we are
not going to have any real gnosis of this.
So there is no saying you MUST have long hair or shaved hair to become enlightened just like there is no saying you MUST be a vegetarian to
become enlightened. There is only the goal of purification and gathering and moving energy and recapitulating our own experiences to help us get our
halo or enlightenment.
Originally posted by daka77
I, personally, would like to know more about the scientific validity of the following:
"Hair is an extension of the nervous system, it can be correctly seen as exteriorized nerves, a type of highly evolved 'feelers' or 'antennae'
that transmit vast amounts of important information to the brainstem, the limbic system, and the neocortex." I am not too sure of the relation /
interaction between hair and the mammalian neocortex for example (if anyone has further info on this...)
I dont feel this line will help us understand the spiritual aspects for years to come. You could argue this scientific point either way. For
example we would think it would hurt to get a hair cut if it was that closely linked to the nervous system. Interestingly where hair is useless or
detrimental to the body and nervious system we dont have it IE very sensitive or very insenstive parts of our physique.
Curiously though stem cells derived from hair follicles are found to be effective in growing nerve cells in sciatic injury and so on.