—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.

About ‘Body’ it has already been dealt with in the previous articles and still it needs some more explanation, since Body is a big mystery and an unsolved puzzle too. For millions of years, man has been trying to understand about his body and its relation with mind and soul, birth and death. Even scientists are working on its secrets. But still it remains unsolved and unknown. Particularly the structure of human cell remains as a big question, yet to be answered and yet to be explained. Some scientists had come to a conclusion, that it will never be solved. If you know about your cell then you know about God.

In my earlier article, I had mentioned that certain topics will be dealt with in future articles. Among such topics, ‘Body’ is one. The body is called as Physical Body and Subtle Body which have separate identities.

In this article we study about the two bodies in detail.

The Physical Body: It is the body what you can see and feel. It is the skin, flesh, blood, veins, bones and the parts like heart, lungs, kidney, digestive system, eyes, ears, nose, brain, hair and nails too… everything is your physical body. If every thing is physical body, what is the Subtle Body?

The Subtle Body:

• It is the body within your physical body.
• The Subtle Body cannot be seen or felt by you with your naked eye.
• Though there are many parts in physical body, you consider all of them as one body. But subtle body contains trillions of smallest bodies. It means the subtle body is not one body but it is a cluster of trillions of bodies, which are called as ‘Cells’.
• Each cell is an independent body and it has its main parts.
• The cell is chemical in nature
• The Cell is composed of Carbon, Nitrogen, Oxygen, Hydrogen etc.
• The molecules of the chemicals are made of atoms. • Each atom can be divided into electrons, Neutrons, Protons and Nano particles. (Just imagine that you cannot see an atom with your naked eye, because it is the smallest part of an Element that can take part in a chemical reaction. Such smallest atom is to be split into millions of particles to get one Nano particle)
• Such particles are the quantum of energy.
• Each cell is that energy, which is known as “Cosmic Energy or Cosmic Consciousness”.
• If we split the atom we see electrons and protons etc., and the electrons revolve around the nucleus. This revolving process is just like the planets revolving around the sun.
• So the subtle body is a cluster of trillions of cells and each cell contains atoms.
• Each cell is independent, can think and does its work independently.
• And all the cells can work together, communicate with each other also.
• If a part of the body is replaced or transplanted, the existing cells co-ordinate with the new cells and work together.
• The Physical body needs rest but the subtle body (bodies) never needs rest.
• When we work or do exercise we get heat in the body and that heat is due to the cells. The cells burn so we get heat. But when the cells burn they do not get destroyed but they become more energetic.
• All the trillions of cells are not the same in their nature. They are different because our body needs different cells. We have different cells in different parts of our body like skin, bones, blood, heart, lungs, digestive system, eyes, brain, ears, nose etc. but they all work as a team with wonderful co-ordination. They understand each other and they even communicate with each other. So the whole cell work is called as the subtle body, as one body.
• There is another wonder that the physical body and the subtle body work together. And we call this work as ‘life’.

About the atom the Rig Veda Says:-
‘Om Poornamidam Poortnat Poornamudachyate
Poornasya Poornamadya Poornamevavashisyate’


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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