People suffering from diseases, weakness and pains should listen carefully and should make a note of it that their welfare is in obeying the laws of Nature and not in breaking them. We can get the gift of life from Mother Nature by behaving like an obedient child and not by defying her.
Upon investigating the physiques of all the creatures of Nature, it appears that all except human species normally enjoy a happy and healthy life. Birds flying in the sky, herbivorous and carnivorous animals roaming in the forests, insects hiding in the grass, and so on r all kinds of creatures lead a very healthy life. They need neither any doctors nor therapists. They neither bother about tablets, syrups, powders or herbs nor have they anything to do with injections, operations, or any therapies. These creatures have very little wisdom; they have no knowledge of allopathy, ayurveda, homeopathy or any other therapies. Even then we find that no animal / bird is suffering from any disease like diarrhoea, arthritis, gout, piles, fever, cough and cold, diabetes, asthma, gonorrhoea, hydrocele, tuberculosis, AIDS, etc. None
among them is seen moaning and groaning with pain. All of them enjoy in the blissful kingdom of God. From the moment they take birth to the time of death, they never feel that they have any problem related to health. There may be hardly one out of hundred animals / birds who may be suspected of any disease. On the contrary, it has been observed that ninety nine out of hundred human beings are suffering some major or minor disease.
Just take a round of any hospital and read the reports of patients, you will find how innumerable people are suffering from strange diseases. Millions of physicians, surgeons, therapists, homeopaths, ayurvedic doctors, etc have opened their shops and the hordes of patients are regularly visiting them. The firms manufacturing and selling medicines have amassed enormous fortunes. But the number of patients and so also the type of diseases are increasing day by day. Diseases have trapped the human beings; or we should say that humans have adopted the diseases. Whorsorever from the animal kingdom have come in contact with the humans, they also got this 'forced freedom' of choice. Whatever animals have been domesticated and forced to follow the will of human beings have also met with similar fate. Cows, bulls, buffaloes, goats, sheep, dogs, horses, camels, elephants, parrots, etc also fall sick now and then. So now plenty of veterinary doctors and hospitals have sprouted for treating the animals. This is the effect of the company of humans.
It is indeed a matter of great surprise that all other creatures, in spite of having negligible intelligence and almost no resources, keep themselves healthy; but the sorcalled most intelligent creature r the human being is suffering from all kinds of ailments and also pushes in that hell those animals who are domesticated by him.
No doubt human race has been gifted with unique attributes with which it has done many mindrboggling scientific feats. Wherever we go we see the miracles of the human intelligence. From entertainment to items of luxury, agriculture to industrial development, travel and tourism, education and information technology, etc, there has been a kind of explosion of novel techniques / equipments/ devices/etc. However, the efforts done in the direction of improving health and longevity have not been rewarded appropriately. In this field, most of the newer ways of improving health, instead of benefiting, have proved to be harmful.
Upon seriously contemplating on this tricky problem of health, it appears that the life of every creature is tied with strong bonds to a set of rules of Nature. The life creating agency r Nature, in order to keep the body r mind system healthy, also devised a set of rules. The creatures that follow these rules remain healthy and those who disobey get trapped in the web of diseases. The cunningness of a human being does not succeed with Mother Nature. Sometimes it is possible to escape the punishment after breaking the civil rules but it is extremely difficult to deceive the Nature. Mother Nature is very kind but very harsh too; a person obeying her rules gets the gift of healthy and happy life whereas those disobeying her get tough punishment.
The rules of Nature are so clear, wellrestablished and natural that no books or treatises are needed to know them. Ten senses and eleventh wisdom are such touchstones that can judge in a minute what is right or wrong for keeping the body healthy. They can differentiate instantly between the useful and the useless. If the conscious nerves of our senses are allowed to work freely in their natural form, without deceiving them, they are capable of guiding us on the highway to achieving and maintaining excellent health. All other creatures act according to the instinctual guidance of their senses as provided by Nature and enjoy good health all their life. They accept only that food which their instincts consider appropriate for them; they will not touch any other thing. The goat eats leaves of worts but if they are given to a cow, she will not accept even if she dies. Wolf eats meat but if it is given to a buffalo it will not even touch it. Parrot likes green chilies but the pigeon does not. At the entrance of mouth Nature has posted a guard in the form of tongue which inspects/tests what should (or should not) be allowed to go inside. The test of this guard is never wrong. But people waste their intelligence in deceiving, keeping in doubt, camouflage, making incapable this faithful guard by adding variety of spices to the food. The senses too after bearing continuous outrage mould themselves and do not resist even when we take harmful food. The tongue does not enjoy the intake of, for example, tobacco, wine, meat, chilies, etc but due to deeprrooted habits people go on sending these toxic and harmful items to the stomach. This is an atrocity on the taste r sense. A person doing atrocities on Nature's guard cannot be saved from punishment. He gets this punishment in the form of disease.
Nose r the sensor of smell r after sensing a foul smell immediately orders 'Run away from here, the air is polluted'; it feels pleasure amongst the fragrant flowers of a garden, as if it tells that this place is good for us. Eyes too hate looking at ugly, disgusting and filthy scenes; and love to see beautiful, lively, charming, pleasant and well organized things. This judgment of these senses is a clear indication of our loss or profit. Ears too dislike discordant, piercing and jarring words; and are always keen to listen to soothing, sweet and melodious tunes. Every sense possesses this faculty of discriminating good or bad; but when they are trained daily for the bad they become habitual and stop discriminating. Take the case of sex; among all the living species of Nature male and female live together but the male copulates with female only when she has the desire for it. The female too gets excited only when she desires to get pregnant; and as soon as this need is fulfilled they remain cool for a long time unless they again feel this need. In this context, the human species has no rules and no barriers. The truth
is that all our senses are misused. Eating nonreatables, living in unhealthy environment, sleeping during the day, keeping awake till late at night, working in intense artificial light, watching filthy and erotic TV channels, listening to vulgar songs, having uncontrolled and excessive sex, etc r all these have destroyed the inherent wisdom of senses. How can such an uncontrolled life be expected to remain healthy?
The physical configuration of the body is such that it can protect itself from heat and cold. Even tiniest and weakest creatures roam around naked during winter and summer; but none
of them gets affected by pneumonia or struck by heat stroke. In the garb of preventing the body from cold or heat, normally people cover the body by many layers of clothes. This prevents proper ventilation of body parts. Oxygenated air does not reach the pores and the body odours remain engulfed within the clothes. This fashionability of wearing colorful and heavy costumes ultimately results in the eruption of skin diseases. Traveling by fast vehicles is also harmful to the body. In fact the climate changes slightly every fifty kilometers. Therefore, traveling hundreds of kilometers in few hours (e.g. by air) makes a significant change in climate. In most cases, the body cannot adapt to this change and falls sick.
Artificiality and the craze of new fashions, new techniques of living, new modes of transport and communication, etc have certainly contributed to social progress, but it has also ruined the health of the masses. In ancient times, our revered ancestors living in forests and groves were deprived of presentrday miracles of science and technology; even then they enjoyed the bliss of holistic health all their lives. Ancient history is full of the valour of mighty people. Archeologists have found five thousand years' old skeletons of human beings from which they have inferred that the height and weight of a man used to be around 8 feet and 300 kg respectively. Even in the last century there were quite a good number of people, who could eat 6r7 kg food at a time, walk 40 r50 km daily and live for 100r150 years. But within one century, all these things have become impossible.
Fashionablity, artificiality and unnatural routine have snatched away peoples' health and long life. If this routine is not changed, the day is not far when, in the coming century, people will become dwarfs and shortrlived, as has been prophesied by Goswami Tulsidasji in Uttarkand of the epic 'Ram Charit Manas'. The human conduct against Nature will gradually destroy his health r the very base of life. Unless this downward sliding is stopped, there will be no stopping of diseases and pains; rather they will go on increasing day by day.
Therefore, the people suffering from diseases, weakness and pains should listen carefully and should make a note of it that their welfare is in obeying the laws of Nature and not in breaking them. We can get the gift of life from Mother Nature by behaving like an obedient child and not by defying her.
It is true that presentrday human society has been engulfed in such circumstances that it is not possible to follow completely the natural routine; but it is also true that whatever artificiality has crept in the daily routine due to false fashion, bragging or greed of eating spicy foods, can be reduced considerably. If the life pattern is formed keeping in mind purity, naturality and the need, then many ostentations of eating and living which seem to be the base of presentrday fashion and culture, will appear useless and like a heavy load and it will appear desirable to shed them as early as possible.
Oh men r desirous of rejuvenation! People r desirous of healthy and happy life! Give up this artificial and unnatural routine and return to Nature! Let us turn our back on this artificial splendour! Let us live a simple yet elegant life! Let us bow to Mother Nature, atone for our wrong doings and beg for healthy life! Compassionate Mother will make us drink her milk and we will be blessed.
[To be continued]