Most people are under worked and they have ill health. Today, Health is life’s way.
If you allow life to function fully, it is healthy.
Only by using this body, you can keep it well, The more you use it, the better it gets.
There was a young physician once He went to his senior colleague and said he had some problems with a certain diagnosis of a patient.
Then the senior colleague said: Oh nerves and vomiting.
Is it Hmm? Yes, but I don t find any medical reason for him to be having nerves and vomiting, So the senior colleague suggested You ask him if he is playing golf.
If he is playing, you tell him to stop If he says’39.
I am not playing 39.’ask him to play: He ll become okay.
Health is like that.
Really, Some people are over worked and they have ill health. Most people are under worked and they have ill health.
Today, If you lived here on this planet 200 years ago, physically, you would be doing at least twenty times more activity than what you are doing right now, physically, Definitely isn’t it You would have walked to this place.
You would done everything with your hands.
You would be doing minimum twenty times more activity.
I think I am wrong hundred times, probably Some of you two hundred and fifty times.
So if you were doing that much activity, then I would have told you Take a break.
Take some rest.
Now the body has not been used Only by using this body, you can keep it well.
When you say health, you are talking about physical health.
You must use this body, The more you use it, the better it gets A few years ago when we were a small group of people here I took them on a trek So when we were walking at that time, almost six weeks before that a naval helicopter Took off from Mangalore – and I heard stories about it – I don t know how far it s true people said there were some important documents on the plane and things like that, and I mean on the helicopter, with four senior officer, three senior officers and the pilot. The helicopter crashed into the jungle It s very thick Western Ghat, the mountains and the jungle is very, very thick And six weeks later they had not found the helicopter.
So a full battalion of army was camped.
There combing the jungle from one end to another to locate this helicopter and recover whatever they had to recover from that place.
So there was a whole battalion of armed personnel, maybe about two hundred two hundred fifty people camped And they were combing the jungles.
They have been there for six weeks, So when we walked in, we were like, we were having problems, cooking and everything because it was pouring rain and we had walked for a whole day.
And then we walked into this army camp and made ourselves into uninvited guests.
Because the food was smelling good And you really know the value of food only when you have used your body like that, If you walk twenty thirty kilometers in a day at the end of the day, if you ve not eaten the whole day, you really value Food So we walked in, and this officer was very generous.
He welcomed us and he was very happy to have us the captain who was there And one of the sergeants in Indian Army.
They are known as hawaldar what Hmm Havildars and this guy just looked at us, and he asked us.
Why are you walking? We said Just like that? We want to walk. He couldn t believe it Said Just like that.
We are here for six weeks.
We are just waiting when this damn thing will be over Everyday.
We have to walk twenty thirty kilometers searching for this.
Damn helicopter, which we can t find, and you are just walking for fun.
He just wouldn t believe us.
Is it possible that somebody could just walk for fun Blisters in your legs, and you know he just couldn t believe that He doesn t understand what he is doing as a force exercise in the army is keeping him so healthy and well.
Yes, he doesn t understand that So health, one of the simplest things about health, is just to use the body.
If you sufficiently use the body body, has everything to create health for itself? Does it mean to say That s? The only thing nothing else will happen to me.
I will be perfect, I would say if we physically used our body as much as we should, I would say, 80 of the ailments on this planet would just disappear. 80.
The remaining 20 in that another 10 is because the type of foods that people are eating They change the food habit.
Another 10 would disappear.
That means only 10.
Ailment would remain.
That has happened because of variety of reasons.
One is karmic, another could be atmospheric and there are other aspects that could have happened in the system which can be looked at Out of all the sick people.
If 90 of them become healthy, just by using the body and eating the right, food 10 could be easily handled.
But now the volume of ailment is so big because we don t eat properly or we eat very properly, and we don t use the body properly.
So, apart from this, there are other aspects to life. To put it very simply, as you exercise your body, if you just do this Gesture a 1000 times a day, just do like this 1000 times a day and after one month just see how well your hand will work.
Nothing else Just sit here and just do this 1000 times a day after 30 days.
You will find your hand works wonderfully well, If you do that with your brains, it will work wonderfully well in a month s time.
If you do this with your heart, it will work wonderfully well.
If you do that with your life energies, it will work wonderfully well When all these things work well, that s health, So you just have to use your body, use your head and use your energies.
If these three things are well exercised and balanced, you will be healthy.
This happened to me once this is way back.
I am talking.
This was just the second or third BSP Bhava Spandana program I was conducting, and it was one of those little choultries where you know you had to run up the stair case up and down any number of times, because the arrangement was like that.
I just counted that day, one particular day. I am teaching, but I had to manage the kitchen and da da da everything I went up and down the stair case hundred and twenty five times in that day and I felt very healthy at the end of the Bhava Spandana.
I am sure many of you who volunteered in the Bhava Spandana programs have become very strong and healthy.
Sudden burst of activity may lay you down, but if you build activity into your life, physical, mental and energy, all these things, if you build in health, will come Your body is working well, your mind is working well and your energy is supporting the two making sure Nothing goes wrong That s health Life is happening in full flow that s health.
Health is not an idea.
It is not a medical idea.
The medical fraternity and the medical knowledge has become more and more essential because we have built in very unhealthy life.
Never before in the world, medicine had the kind of importance as it is having today, simply because we are becoming more and more sedentary, so we are becoming more and more unhealthy Hundred years ago.
What a sixty year old person was doing physical activity that much activity a twenty year old cannot do it today.
That means we are just weakening humanity, A degenerate humanity. We will become over a period of time, So you must use it.
Health is not something that you invent.
Health is not your idea.
Health is life happening well, The life process is happening well that s health Health is life’s way.
If you allow life to function fully, it is healthy.