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Redeeming Tears....

Tears are of three types – the “Basal tears’ is the normal lubrication of the cornea and conjunctiva by ongoing secretion of tears, which keeps the eye moist, smooth and clean…
The Reflex tears are those which are produced in excess than normal basal tears, when foreign bodies or dust particles come into contact with eyes, again a normal reflux mechanism to wash out the dirt. There are also the tears due to Infection or inflammation, which again, is way of washing out the bacteria and the infection by increased fluid production.
But the one which is most well known is the “psychic tears” or emotional tears – this is called crying…if you do not know…! And this could be due to any emotion – the “Fright, flight and fight reaction (like when a dog jumps at you!) or sorrow and pain or even joy and happiness and excitement…And the cause is not the local irritation, but internal changes of Hormones which act on the tear glands and increase the fluid production…for what? To let others know that…

What gives life to the body?

The heart which pumps blood and keeps the “systems running “the metabolism happening, the cerebral perfusion maintained, and thus consciousness and reasoning alive….And heart continues to beat…one is alive…
But if the “reasoning” and “consciousness” is not perceptible to the Medical professional either by “tests of brain stem function” or an EEG which is “flat” one labels the person to be “brain dead” or in “persistent vegetative state”…and more dead than alive…or rather dead but alive because the heart keeps the perfusion going on….Current definitions define death as brain death…
Or if heart stops and if one is able to sustain the function through an extra-corporeal pump, and this keep systems perfused and running – is the person alive…Heart dead but function alive by mechanical support…”
The fact that Science is a man made method of unraveling the creations mysteries, and as more mysteries are raveled, our understanding of “Death and Life” will also continue to emerge….!
But if one goes…