Thursday, March 31, 2011

The Magic Number Ten

TEN is a magic number.

  • In Hindu religion, the 10 incarnations of Lord Narayana viz.Dhasavathara, convey how the mankind should live with the aid of Vedas and Scriptures.
  • The Ten Commandments are considered a cornerstone of Judaism and Christianity.
  • Ten Plagues were inflicted on Egypt.
  • Ten Lost Tribes of Israel.
  • Bible records 10 generations between Adam and Noah and 10 generations between Noah and Abraham
  • US or Canadian Dime, one tenth of a dollar, the word shortened from Decime.
  • The interval of major or minor tenth is an octave plus a major or minor third in western classical music.
  • Ten refers to the meter band on the radio spectrum
  • In MIDI file format, channel 10 is reserved for unpitched percussion instruments.
  • In computer OS F10 key is very important whether it is MAC or Windows
  • The IP addresses in the range of 10.0.0.0
  • The collection of ten items is called a decade
  • With ten being the base of the decimal system, a scale of 1 to 10 is often used to rank things.
We can add more on ten as magic number. Read the following ten interesting questions and answers. Humanity’s most profound faith is now a global phenomenon. Students, teachers, neighbors and friends are full of questions. Misconceptions run rampant. Here are ten thoughtful answers you can use to set the record straight.
Why does Hinduism have so many Gods?
Hindus all believe in one Supreme God who created the universe. He is all-pervasive. He created many Gods, highly advanced spiritual beings, to be His helpers.
Do Hindus believe in reincarnation?
Yes, we believe the soul is immortal and takes birth time and time again. Through this process, we have experiences, learn lessons and evolve spiritually. Finally we graduate from physical birth.
What is karma?
Karma is the universal principle of cause and effect. Our actions, both good and bad, come back to us in the future, helping us to learn from life’s lessons and become better people.
Why Do Hindus worship the cow?
Hindus don’t worship cows. We respect, honor and adore the cow. By honoring this gentle animal, who gives more than she takes, we honor all creatures.
Are Hindus idol worshipers?
Hindus do not worship a stone or metal “idol” as God. We worship God through the image. We invoke the presence of God from the higher, unseen worlds, into the image so that we can commune with Him and receive His blessings.
Are Hindus forbidden to eat meat?
Hindus teach vegetarianism as a way to live with a minimum of hurt to other beings. But in today’s world not all Hindus are vegetarians.
Do Hindus have a Bible?
Our “Bible” is called the Veda. The Veda, which means “wisdom,” is comprised of four ancient and Holy Scriptures which all Hindus revere as the revealed word of God.
Why do many Hindus wear a dot near the middle of their forehead?
The dot worn on the forehead is a religious symbol. It represents divine sight and shows that one is a Hindu. For women, it is also a beauty mark.
Are the Gods of Hinduism really married?
It is true that God is often depicted with a spouse in our traditional stories. However, on a deeper philosophical level, the Supreme Being and the Gods are neither male nor female and are therefore not married.
What about caste and un-touchability?
Caste is the hereditary division of Indian society based on occupation. The lowest class deemed untouchables suffer from discrimination and mistreatment. It is illegal in India to discriminate against, abuse or insult anyone on the basis of caste.