Mahavira's Scripture Of Health: [02.07] Psyche, Mind And Health - Health And Purity Of Mind

Published: 21.03.2007
Updated: 06.08.2008

In the context of health, it is very important to discuss the chitta and the mind.

It does not have to be a philosophical discussion. While having a philosophical discussion, we should make a definite statement about the form of the mind.

Let us also consider the chitta and the mind in the context of health. The person who wishes to be healthy should think about having the proper diet to ensure the supply of vitamins, minerals, proteins. It is altogether an illusory idea to think that he would be healthy by having delicious food. He should have to think at the same time how faultless and pure his chitta is. If there is no inflow of sins and no impure thoughts in the chitta, one would be in the state of good health. But there can be no greater self-deception if one keeps on having bad thoughts and bad feelings and still expects to be in good health. The purity of the chitta becomes a boon for health.

Let us give proper thought to two words used by Mahavira savadya (faultless) and niravadya (faulty) which are very closely related to health. If ones chitta, bhava, conduct and thinking are faultless, then there is no danger to health. Your strength would not be depleted, your resistance power against illness would be strengthened, you would be able to bear and face any problems. In the absence of this inner purity of the bhava, the chitta and the mind, your body would gradually become hollow despite your best efforts, your immunity system and resistance power against illness would become weaker. No matter how many medicines you take, no doctor and no medicine would be able to save you.

Therefore, we must grasp the fundamental rule and think seriously about the chitta and the mind, and make persistent efforts to keep them pure. The day the chitta becomes pure, the bhava and the mind too would become pure. The purity of the bhava and the mind imply the secret relation of health. Being aware of this reality and its search are unavoidable for good health.

Sources
  • Mahavira's Scripture Of Health by © Acharya Mahaprajna
  • Edited by Muni Dulheraj & Muni Dhananjay Kumar
  • Translated by Sarla Jag Mohan
  • Published by Adarsh Sahitya Sangh, New Dehli, India, 2000

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