8 Vices must be kept away to become Healthy, Young & Smart
As healthy mind lives in a healthy body, same healthy mind keeps the body healthy. When the body suffers, the mind also suffers, similarly, when mind suffers, it affects body. Therefore, to become healthy, young and smart, one should know the secret to keep the mind in a sound and healthy state.
The human being is a microcosm of the macrocosm or cosmic energy, and composed of five basic elements that are earth, space, air, water and sun. Five elements are the bases of Vedas healing. Our five senses, psychological traits and activities directly connected with five elements, air, earth, water, sun and sky. Five elements combine into three basic energies known as vatha (wind), pitta (bile) and kapha (phlegm), which are present in varying degree in everyone.
- Space and air constitute vatha (wind).
- Fire and water constitute pitta (bile)and
- Water and earth combine to make kapha(phlegm)
Vatha, pitta and kapha forms “tridhatus” or “tridoshas”. When they support health, called “tridhatus” and when produce diseases called “tridoshas”. “Tridhatus” presents in every cell, tissue and organ, and govern all biological and psychological activities. When these three, in a balance state give sound health and when unbalance state produce diseases. “Tridosha” are responsible for all our mental, physical and psychological actions from our taste, choices, moods to consciousness. Every tiny thought or act is regulated by these “tridhatus”. Vatha, pitta and kapha govern creation, maintenance and destruction of tissues and elimination of wastes.
Tridhatus regulates emotions too. In balance state they give soft and noble traits to human being like: understanding, compassion, sincerity, happiness, bliss, peace and love, when their balance state is disturbed by improper diet, stress, bad conduct and other factors, they trigger and rise to negative traits like over self-indulgence, anger, greed, pride and jealous etc.
As disturbance in the vatha, pitta and kapha rise to negative traits, same negative traits further enhance vatha, pitta and kapha and make one ill.
When desires arise, it produces strong air energy in your nervous system. The air does not move smoothly and there may be hyperventilation. Ignorance produces excess of water. Therefore, when one of the three elements is strong, it causes its corresponding element to get strong and create problems or even death of a human being.
Self-restraint (Control of the senses) is must to keep one healthy and happy. If mind and heart are pure and controlled, one will remains happy and gets longevity. Uncontrolled senses and mind, and impure heart are the cause of troubles and miseries. One should always keep away oneself from over self-indulgence, falsehood, abandoned egoism, jealousy, pride, anger, violence and fraud, etc.(“asanyam”, “asatya”, “Ahankara”, “irshya”, “dambha”, “krodha”, “hinsa” and “kapat”).
Which one of the vice (demerit) is responsible for which type of disease, is discussed below:
Self-indulgence in senses like tongue, eyes, ears, sex, etc. causes disturbance in the balance state of vatha, pitta and kapha. One should not eat more than the need of the body. Uncontrolled eating and drinking habits increase fat contents and other extra chemicals which produce diseases. Such people have no control on other senses too.
Similarly, due to uncontrolled use of other senses one has to face various miseries and disappointments in the same or some future life.
Some people speak lie a lot without giving any thought and any need of it. These types of people become habitual to speak lie.
Truth is God. Never speak a lie. If person speaks lie to console others or for the benefit of others, has no harm but falsehood for selfishness, due to habit formation or for hurting others is horrific and such type of practices must be restrained as it become the cause of miseries in the life. If you tell a lie, you will also hear lie from others, it is true. What you did must face the same, in the present or some future life.
What you are receiving now and received till date, all are your deeds only. What you give, the same you receive. Hence, what you wish to get from others, same you should give to others.
The main cause of sin is abandoned egoism. It disturbs vatha, pitta and kapha and person becomes the victim of various spiritual, mental and physical disorders.
Feeling of jealous and hatred disturbs bile (pitta) element in the body. Such people efforts to produce harm to others. They try to let down others in the public. Such people cannot progress in life. They suffer from liver problems, acidity and stones.
An angry person may harm others or not, it depends upon the destiny of the other people, but such person harms him or herself. Angry person destroys its mind and body both. Due to anger mind needs more blood pressure, which harm life force. In the long run, such people easily get diseases like blood pressure, diabetes etc.
Adrenocorticotropic hormone ACTH, from the adrenaline gland, is secreted in response to anger, which then in turn help us to deal with the stresses occurred due to anger, but it gives the sign of aging on the body and also affects memory. So keep you healthy, young and smart, avoid anger at all. It not only makes you dull and aged, but also disturbs surroundings around you.
Violence derived from anger and pride. Blood of such people always remains hot and eyes remain red. The life force of such people gets weakened. These persons have no soft feeling and always hurt others. These people easily become the victims of heart diseases and they loose the long life due to disturbance in vatha, pitta and kapha.
Fraud is another form of violence. Such people use cunningness and sometimes do a black-magic to harm others and always make strategies to disturb and produce harm. Such people disturb their vatha, pitta and kapha and easily fall ill and suffer from stress, anxiety and insanity.