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HEALTH IS HAPPINESS
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Contents I Daily routine amiable for the body II Obstacles in daily routine III Putting an end to medicines IV How to derive pleasure out of healthy staple food? V Are you perfectly healthy? VI Experiences and opinions
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CHAPTER I AN AMIABLE DAILY ROUTINE FOR THE BODY Each living creature in God’s creation has its own body shape to suit its lifestyle. The life span also varies from species to species. If any creature is to lead its life to its full potential, its body has to cooperate with it. If the body fails to cooperate, the creature’s soul suffers and so leaves the body quickly. The epics tell us that such a soul enters another body. The soul thus shifts from one body to another and finally reaches a human body as an intelligent soul. So before we give up this life, we should realize our goals, we should apply our reason to them, and we should ensure that our body doesn’t hinder our progress. This is our ultimate aim. To reach this target, we should use body as a means. The desires of the body should never be the end. If we don’t take care of our body, it will be ruined. God, who created the body, has established certain rules for all living creatures. If we stick to those rules, we can lead a healthy life. Most creatures lead peaceful, long lives without violating their dharma. That’s why they don’t need hospitals, medicines or medical science. Man, too, was healthy before civilization. Now, his ill health is directly proportionate to the amount of his negligence of his body. If health is dharma, adharma is ill health. If we go against dharma, the punishment is disease. Consequently, if we wish to rid ourselves of disease entirely, we must realize the importance of dharma and live accordingly. We should set things right where they have gone wrong. Which adharma brought us this illness? We should drive out that adharma. This is the only truth. It is the harsh reality. When we become sick, we run to the hospital not once but many times. But we are not able to get rid of the disease totally. We are not permanently cured. We are not completely healthy. Why? What’s wrong with us? If you look deep into yourself before you answer, you will get to the root cause of the problem. You cannot become perfectly healthy if you refuse to follow the dharma of the body. Doctors and medicines cannot rid you of the wrong path you follow. They can’t promote righteous action. In fact, the side effects of medicines provoke other diseases. The body is caused new ailments but not cleared of the old ones. Any number of modern methods in medicine and specialty hospitals will only extract your money but not your disease. It will be meaningless unless you give up the bad element in the body, and change your lifestyle. You cannot rid yourself of the ailments you have acquired. If you want to
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2010 for the course CEDT 601 taught by Professor Ypr during the Spring '00 term at Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.

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