Good health is the pivot of a controlled, disciplined and well organized life style. Any kind of progress – temporal or spiritual is conditional on vibrant health. Money, fame, power, knowledge all depend on it.
But inspite of this being a common knowledge, most of the people are casual about it, albeit with varying excuses and justifications. Some are too busy to take care of health, while some lay the blame on circumstances.
In reality, the root cause of neglecting health is the lack of the holistic vision of life. Most of the people are in such a tearing hurry to arrive or get more and more that they do not have time to pause and think about their bodily well – being. By the time they come to their senses, it is too late and they are trapped in the vicious cycle of diseases.
The modern age is witnessing an increasing lack of self – control. People’s craving for self-indulgence, their madness for pleasures of all sorts is increasing by the day and this, in turn, is devastating their health. Incontinence of different kind gives birth to diseases of all sorts. These diseases impose many restrictions and prohibitions on the future life – pattern; but to the habits long formed, no restriction is either palatable or implementable. As a result, life becomes a nightmare, being slowly ground between the two wheels of mental agony and physical pain.
The true spiritual life is a simple and pious life style. It is the confluence of self-control, self-awakening and service, a grand experiment in purification of thoughts.