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YOU ARE YOUR MIND – VII

—M N Raju

We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.
—Buddha



Life is like a Tree. The human life is compared with a tree. If life is a tree the Body is its roots and branches, the Mind is its flowers and fruits and the Soul is its seed.

When the Tree becomes old or destroyed in the natural way, its roots, trunk, branches, flowers and fruits will not exist. But its seed gives life to a new plant.

Similarly, with the death, the body and mind cease to exist. But it is not the case with the soul. It will have another body and another life, like the seed.

Adi Shankaracharya said about soul:

Mano Buddhi Ahankara Chitta Ninaham
Nacha Shrotra Jihve Na cha Ghrana Netre
Nacha Vyoma Bhoomir Na Tejo Na Vayu
Chidananda Rupa Shivoham Shivoham

Swamy Vivekananda translated the above Sloka as:-

I am neither the mind nor the intellect nor the ego nor the mind-stuff;
I am neither the body nor the change of the body;
I am neither the senses of hearing, taste, smell or sight;
Nor am I the ether, the earth, the fire, the air and the water
I am Existence Absolute, Knowledge Absolute, Bliss Absolute, I am He, I am He.

It means the soul is eternal and God Himself.
Such eternal Soul needs a body. It lives in it for a period of time. So, you have to keep your body in a livable abode, that is in a good condition. If body is healthy and active, God will live in it for a longer period.

How to keep your body in good condition?
• Talk less about your health, then you are healthier.
• Be problem free. There are no problems but they are challenges.
• Be first to the field and be last to the couch.
• Smile a lot.
• Understand your body. It speaks.
• Know thyself.
• Be natural to your body.
• Do exercise and Yoga.
• Do breathing exercise, which is subtle link between body and mind
• Keep your stomach half empty always.
• Have balanced sleep.
• Keep 60 minutes of “holy hour” in the morning.

• Rise before the sunrise:
to become a task master
to be vibrant and vital
to be energy leak proof person
to target your mind on what you want.
• If you have health, you will have wealth
i. Inner wealth
ii. Physical Wealth
iii. Family and social wealth
iv. Career wealth
v. Economic wealth
vi. Adventure wealth
vii. Impact wealth

The healthy body enables you to take the following steps for success
Decision
Direction
Dedication
Determination
Discipline
Deadline.

We could understand many points about the human body. Below mentioned are some more critical and complicated points about your wonderful body.

• The orientation of body is as per the magnetic force of the earth which creates more energy.
• The body is made up of five elements (Pancha Bhootas) Air, Water, Fire, Earth and Ether.
• The body is a microcosm of the universe. Whatever is there in the universe, that is there in the body.
• There is chemical reaction in the body at the time of birth as per the position of planets. That is why horoscope becomes a SIM card for each one of us. This sim card’s power will depend upon our “Sadhana” in the later life.
• The body is made up of the same material as the Sun, the Moon, the Stars and the Earth.
• The body is made up of cells and the cell is made up of atoms and subatomic particles. The subatomic particles are energy. So your body is energy.
• Nature made the body more intelligent than you are. For example, breathing, heart beat, blood circulation, digestive system are carried on very intelligently.
• The other functions of body like, production of the sperm and the egg, cell formation, pregnancy are a big scientific and spiritual wonder.

• Growth of the body, male and female differences, (Mental, physical and Psychological) your anger, love, hunger, strength, weakness etc., are also unbelievable wonders. • Above all these differences, each human being is different from any other person. No two people are alike.

About the Author
Shri M N Raju, the Chairman of MNR Group of Institutions, is a prolific writer and critic. He has published several articles in literary magazines across the world. His book Two Billion Heartbeats that talks about his philosophy and his life, has been published by Jaico Books and is widely read and acclaimed by authors and critics alike. He has won several national and international awards for his contribution to Indian education and healthcare sectors.

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