What is better than cure!!!
Must we fall ill?! A contemplative retrospection, your own thoughts, desires and conduct give rise to the above question which shows man the right way of living, inculcate the virtues of discipline and self control. Neither at home nor at school nowhere has been inculcating these values into the young generation. Here we try to put an effort to make every one look at themselves thoughtfully; observe deep their ability of mind & body to poise restore health - if given a chance at whatever stage they are in and how to 'bring home the bacon', get well and stay well. It is entirely within the power of every one of us to maintain health. Our health, quality of life, and even the very length of life, are all profoundly affected by a regulatory agency in the body that protects us. This agency is life force. If not seriously interfered with this agency it has all the power to keep the body at good health. If due to some mischance, one does happen to be victimized by disease, if care is taken to restore life force and maintain at its full power, certainly it will speedily cast out by the power of this vital force.
Prevention is better than cure" is an appealing lovely statement. But it will remain as appealing but not lovely if you are unaware about what is "prevention". Prevention is nothing but foreclose. But to foreclose is what? Then the answer come “Disease”. What is disease? Disease is an abnormal condition caused by self initiated effort of the body aiming on removing the waste products of metabolism when the usual elimination fails or comes to a halt. In actuality what is to be prevented is not the disease, but its occurrence. In order to prevent occurrence, it is necessary to understand the factors that are responsible for weakening the life force. Here we are putting an effort in presenting graphic descriptions of how human beings vandalize their mind and bodies “how people live their lives as against how they ought to”, how people enervate? Disease can never be its own cause neither can it be its own cure, and certainly not its own prevention. Without a clear conception of cause restoration of health must remain a riddle. If cause is not known how prevention or cure is possible?
On observing the cause it loco mote back to toxemia, a crisis of enervation; debilitating habits of mind and body which all are consequences of stress. If a symptom is traced to its basic source haven’t we been travelling along a chain of symptoms cease at stress? We have a chain of symptoms beginning with discomfort or pain ending in hemorrhage or cancer and death without giving us an indication of whatever cause as understood. Stress becomes the number one proxy killer in today’s world. What is stress? In the simple language it can be described as lack of physical and mental well-being, body mind reaction or response to an unpleasant situation or stimuli on which we have a very little control. Body reacts with pain, stiffness, breathing trouble, palpitations, high blood pressure, acidity, constipation, impotency and nerve and gland disorders. The mind reacts with anger, anxiety, regret, guilt, fear, hatred, greed, jealousy, envy, obsession, inertia, depression and panic. The mind and body are closely over linked and these symptoms adversely affect our mental or physical well-being. If we cannot manage or prevent these symptoms of stress such tension eventually produce serious illness heart attacks or strokes, hemorrhage, paralysis or cancer.
Clinical searches traces of a symptom reaches up to toxemia or malfunction of cells. Science says without toxemia there can be no disease. Retention of metabolic toxin is the only cause of disease. Waste product of metabolism is toxic and should be eliminated from the body as and when evolved. It should be remembered that the functions of the body are carried on well or badly according to the life energy is generated. When the life energy is normal, nerve energy is normal all the metabolic waste is removed from the body as fast as produced. Toxin will retain in the blood when there is an impediment in elimination. On observing the cause of impediment you will find debilitation of energy enervation as the cause. Enervation impedes elimination of waste products of metabolism. What is the cause of enervation? Answer to this question point towards unmanageable stress. Thus stress becomes the root cause. Stress can be caused by psychological, biological or sociological stimuli. A combination of common sense, rational thinking and right life style combined together yoga & meditation we can say, can rescue us. Read more about stress under “Supreme Life Style”.
The most worthy work to foreclose is to know the cause as cause is constant, ever present and always the same. Only effects, and the object on which cause acts change and the change is more inconstant. Only the disease or parts of the body in which cause acts change which is inconstant. Once we contemplate the factors with an open mind obviously observe that the main bane on our heels is our own habits. Habit is what? Habit is an established usual practice that does not give us any joy but if we don’t do it will give us suffering, pain. It is an established pattern of behavior in reaction to a situation. We are stuck with patterns in our life. This is Bondage a state of being under the control of a force, influence or abstract power. This is a pattern of behavior in reaction to a particular point of time; may be inherited or acquired through frequent repetition which come into notice on approximation. In another angle it is a confession of failure in the highest function of being which involves a perpetual self-determination in full view of all existing circumstances. It is quite interesting to note and validate the definitive statement provided here on how we vandalize our mind and bodies which surely help wise one to introspect and come out of this bondage.
Childhood is the most blissful period of our life completely happy and contented. Problems start rising from adolescent and young age. Bondage, desires, habits and conduct starts forming at this age. Many of the bondage, habits and emotional problems adults suffer from can be traced to childhoods spent in broken homes uneducated in the fundamentals of living. They often repeat wrong life style the pattern set by their parents and during adolescence In the late stage of development and adulthood, enter into marriages that easily break up making their children casualties in the same vicious cycle. Family is indispensable basic unit of society. The foundation of all social institutions throughout the whole world is this family unit. And the most important members of this unit are the children, who are the future of this humanity. Unless they have proper upbringing they will not grow up to be caring and responsible adults. They will not be able to carry out their social responsibilities properly. This is the main reason of the degradation of society. Who is responsible for this? How to avoid this painful social tragedy? This is where a thorough introspection is required.
We have striven towards creating a stress-free, violence free, disease free world in accordance with the law of nature. We have been committed to ensuring that light of knowledge dawns in every little young heart and mind much like the rays of the sun. With this in mind "Sopanam" has always endeavored to be forerunner in adapting to newer forms of communication- the intent to ensure that humanity at large benefits from the timeless life transforming wisdom of right living. First thing to emphasis in the mind is that broken marriages are the diseases of this society now a day. Young children go through terrible psychological trauma when they see their parents separate or divorce. Feeling unduly deprived of the parental love that they took for granted, some may turn out to be unloving and cruel. Others may become excessively demanding of love and affection from others or lose faith in all human love. Still others may fall into bad company and become drug addicts, alcoholics, or criminals. At the very least, deep down in their hearts they may suffer from a persistent sadness caused by the separation of their parents.
Marriage is indeed a perfect blend of love, wisdom, health, life style, culture, spirituality, social concerns thus making married life more fruitful enlightening and engaging for the first best time in life. Marriage is considered a sacrament by society. House holders are expected to be to be faithful to their spouses. Both husband and wife are expected to make willing and loving self-sacrifice for each other. Rather than seeking their own pleasure, each spouse should give joy and pleasure to the other. This kind of loving sacrifice wisdom alone will make the marriage a success and turn into sacred relationship. A husband is he who makes willing and loving self-sacrifice for his wife simultaneously performing his parental and social responsibilities. The same is true for a good wife. We cannot meet a single person who loves selfish people. Then how can a husband or wife be selfish and yet expect to be loved by his or her spouse. And if there is no love between them, or no love among others who brought-up them till then, how can their marriage last or how can their relationships last ?
The dearth of worth-while knowledge of life and busy living keeps up an unnecessary worry with people how to look after children from their conception to their birth, and on through school life, social life and marriage . This brings on pampering the children over feeding them which adds on the bad and debilitating habits of irritability, willfulness, overeating, improper eating and temper adds up pent-up stress triggers animal instinct finally end in lawlessness. Many of the older children use tobacco, coffee, an excessive amount of sweets and even intoxicants. The reason behind all these is that they are pampered and not made to mind. Too many abridgments from nursery to high school and on through college leave vacuums to be filled by lies of civilization disconnect such young ones from health and happiness and the ill health and unhappiness results in false knowledge and immature judgement. Personal peculiarities, affectations, and petty habits of all kinds act like boomerang that return to poison their life’s sweet dreams.
Everyone wants to move faster than possible, but substantial growth justifies. Often people are in a hurry in life. Normal tendency of most people is to move faster than possible seek condensation to reach the goal get rich quick is the ideal of all. When they are so they are unable to perceive things properly. It blinds them to the thrill and beauty of life. Young professional men are in the hot-haste to succeed their predecessors, always confident that they can do more than fill their places. Today inexperience is hot-footing civilization to a quick maturity. They can never be close to the reality when in rush because their perception, observation and expression become distorted. The rush to enjoy robs life of its joy and denies the happiness and freedom of now and puts one into hatred, greed, fear, anxiety in the social life. Because of this depression and stress has set in. Poise, equanimity, love, compassion have become meaningless terms in this age. The elements of love which make for ideal maturity are lacking in the welding influence of time and competition.
Thus knowingly or unknowingly we interferes the order of nature in our own life in countless ways. As a result dissatisfaction, overworked emotions, failing to meet obligations and appointments, abusing the credulity of friends, abusing the confidence of those who confide in us, taking advantage of misunderstanding, over joy, depression all these reactions/responses of stress crop-ups and sets in mind. When development is forced this way by over stimulation debilitates our body & mind. Excessive use of muscular system forces an extra supply of blood to the muscles excessive use of mind and its faculties forces an extra supply of blood and oxygen to brain. This in turn forces an extra supply of food to meet the demand of excessive waste and emotions supply which gradually brings own degeneration of brain, heart, stomach and blood vessels in turn mind, memory intellect and ego.
In order to be able to foreclose, it is necessary to analyze thoroughly the factors that are responsible debilitation of energy. The factors which enfeeble the vital force vary with each person which causes accumulation of poison in the body. The factors which enfeeble the vital force mainly are:
Improper Dietary habits: The ingredients, composition, compatibility of different foods are discussed under natural diet.
Lack of Exercise: The modern industrialization has set people against all kinds of physical exertion. Majority are leading sedentary lives. Exercise speeds up the circulation of blood, promotes the ventilation of lungs by deeper breathing and enhances the digestive powers. For more info browse Yoga.
Irregular life style: In today’s world it is very impossible to lead a regular life. Everyone takes food, drinks and rest as and when he can, instead of following a right routine. This whole site is all about irregular life style.
Addiction: People are accord high priority to sensual pleasures and therefore become easy preys to objectionable and harmful habits. Addiction to stimulants and intoxicants promotes the formation and accumulation of toxic substances in the body. Stimulants, Drugs and gland extracts continued over a long period, cause a gradual deterioration, and finally, until the habit is stopped, end fatally.
Gossip: Luxurious living has set people against all kinds of physical work and main time pass for most people is gossiping. Gossiping, reporting often malicious about the behavior of other people drains your energy. Gossips are always slanders, and slanders are always and forever potential liars.
Lying, Dishonesty: though it is not pertaining for a selfish motive or for the benefit of any one all debilitate and in time builds incurable disease. Dishonesty eventually hardens the arteries and makes the circulation very poor.
Envy: A feeling of grudging admiration and desire to have something that is possessed by another or Feeling a need to see others suffer or feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will at seeing the success of another. He will slip a monkey-wrench in to the machinery of those who envies.
Apart from all these in today’s bustling and competitive life, mental tension has exceeded all the bounds. Today we find countless people with a negative approach or no approach to life. Resulted below mentioned killing emotions debilitates us in several ways.
Anger: A daily shock of anger will result in profound debilitation. A temper that flies at a slightest provocation ruins digestion and builds nervousness. Unless controlled epilepsy may evolve a recurring grouch is liable to ulcer in the stomach and cancer may end life.
Grief/Regret: Those who are debilitated will be very toxaemic will be prostrated by grief or regret. Feel sad about the loss or absence of someone or something, sorrow caused by loss of a loved one. Food eaten under these circumstances will not digest, but act as poison.
Guilt: The state of having committed an offense; Remorse a feeling of deep regret caused by feeling responsible for some offense.
Blame: An accusation that you are responsible for some lapse or misdeed or harass with constant criticism debilitates you a lot.
Fear: Fear is the grossest of all causes of debilitation. Fear is an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight.
Anxiety: A vague unpleasant emotion that is experienced in anticipation of some usually ill-defined misfortune.
Worries: Worries are a source of debilitation a worrier never looks with in to find the cause. It is a strong feeling of anxiety a relatively permanent state of nervousness occurring in a variety of mental disorders, usually accompanied by compulsive attacks of panic.
Through out the day we remain with these emotions like regret, anger, guilt, blame, fear, anxiety, worries etc without awareness. These emotions, when they come up what did they do? They drain our energy, our life force. Have you looked at these emotions, anger, regret, guilt and blame is about the PAST. We are not aware that it is already past and we have no control over it. Something you can never change! Be aware past is past you have no control over the past.
Similarly how much time do we spent in fear, anxiety, worries? All these are associated with FUTURE on which we have again very little control and are not able to manage since energy is being drained. Not only we drain our energy, we drain other’s energy also!
These systematic poisoning of troubled emotionally has been known since reasoning began but aside from knowing that a poison is generated in the system from all the above weakest links, just what the poison is, and the habitual method or procedure of its production have never been satisfactorily explained until made clear how to deal with these emotions. The trouble of not being able to understand our emotions and other people's feeling can be solved only by spreading knowledge thus enhance life force.
Top of all these indiscriminate use of medicines: A large number of medicines are toxic in nature and their use result in the accumulation of poisons in the body. They inactivate the bone marrow and weaken the vital force. We are bent upon making ever increasing use of medicines, instead of relying and having faith in our self healing power.
Though leading a completely natural life is, and should remain, our ideal, it is not wholly practicable in the present era, nor would it be reasonable to expect the present day industrial society will adopt an outmoded way of life. Because we cannot lead our lives in a complete consonance with the laws of nature, we are inevitably going to suffer from major and minor ailments. But they can be restored to health by adopting various measures we suggest changes in diet, exercise, scientific rest and meditation. One thing is for sure, it is possible for every individual to maintain his own health without recourse to professional assistance by implementing the routines with an intelligent appreciation of the factors involved. Treatment of minor ailments can also be successfully undertaken by oneself. If we are careful about the maintenance of our health and keep a watchful eye on the state of health of our bodies, we shall not be compelled to run to the doctor for every minor disorder.
Have you ever thought or become aware how extra-ordinarily illogical it is to treat symptoms as and when they come instead of finding the cause and get rid of it. People go to doctors for each symptom as a common thing and when they are weary of taking medicines, when they have experienced the side effects of medicines, when their disorder has been pronounced incurable and when they have despaired of life then only they think about living well but of no use.
Interfering with the order of nature is the basic cause of debilitation- one without end. Once you interfere with the order of nature, when any debilitating habit is practiced constantly before the power of recuperation, the toxin accumulates, and toxemia take place. There is no remedy than generating and maintaining nerve energy the life force. It is very important to practice right life style to preserve life force. It is common when we start practicing right life style often lose interest in practice and we given up practice altogether. Why we do not get tangible quick result is we are distracted so much away from the rhythm of nature. Why we notice no perceptible result may surely have more than one cause.
Firstly we do not realize that fulfilling the ethical and moral requirements is essential for enhancing life force. An individual not strengthened through moral and ethical exercises is easily distracted by the lure of sense objects. Such individual often falter into the old pattern of behavior and thoughts so easily. Secondly a very few only want to study their vandalism and find their hidden defects. All seems to have special sympathy for selves. This sympathy caused by self love makes it difficult for us to notice our own defects. Others defects we easily notice because we lack the same sympathy for others. Health progress mainly consists in first discovering the defects hidden and the effectively eliminating them.
One cannot overcome defects come out of bandage by trying only once. Repeated attempts have to be made. As success comes only after many failed attempts, one develops humility and not to feel superior to others on consequent attempts. We may think back our passed life and remember the struggle we had with ourselves in displacement our old habits with the new, the thousands of time we have suspected our own saneness, we then cannot be surprised at the opposition we have met and we are meeting. Contemplation of your own thoughts, desires and conduct will help to find the weakest area of life. No chain is stronger than its weakest link. No man is stronger than its weakest organ or emotion. It is very important to thoroughly examine all the links and find out which one is weak. Cause acts on the weakest links first. Effort to make the weakest link strong strengthens the whole chain. Let’s put an effort to find our weakest links and strengthen them with the power of love and life force. I shall consider my labor well rewarded if you could take the above mentioned facts in the real sense and identify your weaknesses and root out them. Here I am strongly inducing people to take an active interest in their life and health. A patient going to a physician for medicine need not to take active interest, has just to remain a mute spectator, but those who wish to live life to the fullest enjoy life, live life artfully is certainly required to play the main role and has necessarily to critically analyze your defects your dietary habits and your way of life etc. Simultaneously you should be aware that you are often educated out of all the inborn commonsense. Then you will remain as the center point, the source of love, wisdom, energy, and enthusiasm to everyone around you.
Poise of mind and body should receive attention early as well as late in life. Good health late in life indicates self-control, moderation in all things, and equanimity. Fortunate is the person recognize his limitations, weaknesses and respect them. Rest from habits that debilitate is the only way to put nature in line to restore health. The trait of resolutely controlling your own behavior- Intention, Attention and Action- Letting go, Relaxation and Meditation- Digestion, Assimilation and Elimination- and Fasting when required taking care of body and mind decisively is necessary to keep a sufficient supply of energy. Only very few people in active life eat in moderation, let go of things and rest enough. The only permanent and effective solution to the problems of restoration and maintenance of health is to activate and strengthen the vital disease-resistant forces of the body, with consequent eradication not only of the symptoms of diseases but also the disease themselves!!!