Gold’s mystical qualities have attracted human beings since the dawn of history.
Gold is far more than a mere commodity or even a monetary metal.
Now I’m going to be sharing with you some golden nuggets of wisdom…
The Other Names for Gold & Their Meaning
“Abhaya” - assurance or “fearless” of disease. Assurance of mental state. money, you feel financially assured when wearing gold.
Kanaka - also a word for “a miner”.
Hema - typically used as a “weight of gold.” also a word for “the earth”, “a handsome woman”, “dark or brownish colour horse.”
Hāṭaka - also a word for a “particular magical drink”
Tapnīya - gold.
Gāngeya - also a word for the holy river Ganges.
Kaladhauta - also a word for “bullion”
Kāñcana - another word for wealth,
Cāmīkara - gold
Jāmbūnada - could be gold from the Jambu river in Jambudvīpa “the land of Jambu trees” (Indian Blackberry (Syzygium cumini), Dvīpa = island or continents.
Jātarupa - another word for “brilliant”, “beautiful”, “splendid”.
Mahārajata - another word for “turmeric” and “thorn-apple” (Datura inoxia).
“auram” - Which means “to glow” in Latin.
The History of Gold
Gold is the earliest recorded metal used by humans.
There are records of it being mined for over 7K years. Earliest records are from Bulgaria.
But there have been gold nuggets found in Spanish caves over 40K years ago.
Vedic tradition has probably been earlier.
Why is gold our metal of choice?
It’s not difficult to extract or mine - it doesn’t take any chemicals to get it out.
Gold is the most malleable metal there is: just one ounce of gold (28gm) can be drawn into a wire that is 50 miles / 80km long without breaking.
Noble metal: it doesn’t oxidise or corrode. It doesn’t tarnish, it maintains its beautiful luster for thousands of years.
Pioneer 10 Plaque - Pioneer 10, a spacecraft launched from earth in 1972, is hurtling through space right now bearing a gold plaque inscribed with messages from man kind with drawings of humans and a map of our solar system, just in case the spacecraft is intercepted by intelligent extraterrestrial life. Gold was chosen to bear this message - which will not reach the nearest planetary system for 10 billion years - because gold endures.
Gold harvested from Egyptian tombs that is thousands of years old still is shiny and looks new.
Gold found in shipwrecks looks as if it just came out of the mint.
Gold can be drawn into a few as fine as a hair . One ounce of gold (28gm) can be drawn into a wire that is 50 miles / 80km long.
- 24kt is 100% gold. e.g. gold bhasma. Can’t be used for jewelry.
- 22kt is the highest that can be mailable. 22/24 = 91.67% gold.
- 18kt - 75% gold.
- Copper - 100% gold gives red gold.
- nickel (white / banned in Europe),
How Much Gold is There on Earth?
There's estimated to be 187,000 tonnes of gold above ground (that has been mined). Recorded in 2017.
50% of this - jewelry.
40% - investments of this is in - coins, bars.
10% - electrical wires.
Producers of Gold in the World:
Biggest producer - China produces 440 tonnes / year.
Richest area - 22% of the gold in the world is sourced from South Africa.
Asteroid impacts on earth about 4 billion years ago and clears the land for the gold to be mined.
Gold In The Sea - super minuscule. Researchers believe there merely are about 20 million - 10 billion tonnes in the ocean. It's not worth harvesting.
Gold dust in honey
This was a Roman ointment for battle wounds suffered by great military leaders.
- Vajjikarana (aphrodisiac)
- Heavy to digest
- Stoutens the body
- Good for eyes/vision
- Improves intelligence, memory and wisdom
- Good for the heart
- Extends/improves life span and complexion
- Confers clarity and stability of voice
- Cures disease caused by two kinds of poisons (vegetable and animal)
- Good for emaciation
- Fever arising from all three doshas
- Pulmonary tuberculosis.
- Destroys strength and vitality of men
- Gives rise to a large number of diseases
- Produces misery
- Can produce death.
According to the Bhavapraksha Pūrvakaṇḍa, good quality gold should undergo shodana samskara (purification) and be made to bhamsa (ash) in order to be used medicinally.
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Corrects and brings the intellect back to balance. Promote greater intelligence of the mind.
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