8 evils must be kept away to become Healthy, Young & Smart
As healthy mind lives in a healthy body, same healthy mind keeps body healthy. When a 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.
A human being is a microcosm of the macrocosm or cosmic energy, and composed of five basic elements that are earth, space, air, water and the sun. Five elements are the basis of Vedas healing. Our five senses, psychological traits and activities directly connected with five elements, air, earth, water, sun and sky. Five elements are combined 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 make kapha(phlegm)
Vatha, pitta and kapha form “tridhatus” or “tridoshas”. When they support health, called “tridhatus” and when create diseases called “tridoshas”. “Tridhatus” presents in every cell, tissue and organ, and govern all biological and psychological activities. These three, in a balance state give sound health and in unbalanced 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 balanced 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 evils is responsible for which type of disease, is discussed below:
1. Self-indulgence (“Asanyam”)
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.
Some people speak without thinking and become the cause of hurting others. Such people become dump in the next life, says Vedas. Similarly, due to uncontrolled use of other senses one has to face various miseries and disappointments in the same or some future life.
2. Falsehood or telling a lie (“Asatya”)
Some people speak lie a lot without giving any thought and any need of it. These types of people become habitual to speak lie. Speaking a lie destroy the life force, luster, heart and mind all. Such types of people easily fall ill. Heart fail, mental disorder, stone and paralytic attack occur due to telling a 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.
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.
3. Abandoned egoism ( Hindi: “Ahankara”)
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. Egoism (Hindi: “Ahankara”) is the greatest enemy, it destroy peace of mind and rise anxiety and stress, which increase blood pressure, diabetes etc. Egoism (Hindi: Ahankara) is the root of various vices. One who is free from egoism (ahankara) enjoys peace of mind and bliss.
4. Jealous (“Irsha”)
Feeling of jealous and hatred disturbs bile (pitta) element in the body. Such people effort 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. Feeling of jealous creates liver problems, acidity and stones
5. Pride (“Dambh”)
Feeling of pride destroys phlegm in the body and person suffers diseases like bronchitis and breathing disturbances. These people become fatty and easily become the victim of acidity and asthma.
An angry person may harms 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 harms 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.
7. Violence (Hindi: “Hinsa”)
Violence derived from anger and pride. Blood of such people always remains hot and eyes colors red. The life force becomes weak. These people have no soft feeling and always hurt others. They easily become the victims of heart diseases and lose longetivity due to disturbance in vatha, pitta and kapha.
Feeling of violence gives heart disease.
8. Fraud (Hindi: “Chal Kapat”)
If you suffer from a disease, it proves you have done something wrong in the present or some past lives. It is our deeds which harm us. No one can hurt you except your karmas. Karmas follow you like your shadow. So to live happily spread happiness by your deeds and soul.
So, Be enlightened and stay healthy, strong and fit
With love, light and peace