5. Dharma of Excretion (Dharma of Fasting)
Whatever food we take gets burnt up in our cells and energy is produced. In the process waste matter too is released. The three forms of food we take - solid, liquid, gaseous states also release the waste matter in three forms - solid (motion), liquid (urine, sweat) gaseous state (carbon dioxide) through four excretory organs. If waste matter sent out is equal to the waste matter released inside, your health will not be upset. On the contrary, if all the waste released is not sent out, the waste that gets stagnated produce toxins and poisons which pollute the body.
If this continues, after some time, the waste matter stagnates in whatever part is weak or is without any movement, thereby making that part sickly. For all types of sicknesses the reason is the same. For instance out of the same raw material gold. you wear a necklace to the neck, a bangle to the hand, an anklet to your ankle. You name it anything, the content is the same. The same way the waste material stagnated in you, changes into harmful matter. If it reaches the head, you call it headache reaches the joints you call it arthritis, reaches the lungs you call it asthma. You drive out that waste material, you can drive out your disease. Any medical science which leaves out this root cause and cures elsewhere can only harm us more than it can help us, whereas the Natural Life Style washes out this waste matter first and foremost.
The excretion does not take part in the morning because in the day time, the energy in us is utilized for digestion of food and for transportation of the digested food to the rest of the body. At night, after the food is completely digested, and the digestive system is at rest, the excretory act begins. Only if the excretory act goes on from 8 - 10 hours at night, all the waste material released can be sent out completely next morning. If you eat around 9 or 10 at night, only 2 - 4 hours time will be left for your excretory action which means 4 hours of this action comes to a stand still which puts up your waste material. It shoots up like your compound interest and you start giving a foul smell through your sweat, motion, urine, mouth and saliva.
Once the waste material piles up beyond control, your body warns you in some way or other. It means it needs time to cleanse your body of dirt thoroughly. But you are not leaving your stomach empty.
You are taking a tablet instead. The tablets doctors give are medicines. But the fasting you do is the best medicine ‘Lankhanam Paramoushadam”. Fasting is nothing but the excretory action the body does all the 24 hours. When the excretory action can help you in such a wonderful way, how far is it justifiable to expect good health through medicines and doctors ?
The advantage of a free motion :
Free motion reduces half the work of the excretory action. If you desire a free motion you should mix rice in curry or you should eat as much curry as the rice you eat. You should give up white rice and switch over to unpolished rice or wheat rice or pulkas. You should eat fruits with the pulp in them.
You should have twice or atleast once a free motion before breakfast and again definitely in the evening before dinner. The litre to litre and a half water you drink in the morning helps you in this. If you drive aside every other thought and concentrate only at the naval and the lower parts and move around 5 to 10 minutes, then the motion will have a free movement inside you shouldn’t rush into the lavatory, till it is urgent. Then you will have a large free motion. Such a large free motion is a sign of a good morning to you. If you repeat the same action again after an hour (drinking and thinking) this time you will have a larger and free motion. So now the total waste material of the previous day is washed out completely. The same process you continue in the evening for the evening motion. For the morning food you ate. If you learn and follow the simple law. You are eligible for the night food only if you have a free motion in the evening. You will be the master of a perfect health.
Those who understand and appreciate the close relationship between health and motion; motion and thought are the luckiest people. But we are living an ignoble life as Yogi Vemana has highlighted.
‘The ant is a Siddha Jnani
Pig is a Mahajnani
Rooster is a Kala Jnani
Dog is a Sujnani
Man is an Ajnani
I do hope you will hence forth give up this ajnana and follow the Natural Life Style. We advocate which helps you acquire Jnana.
If you too seek perfect health
Now that you have carefully read the Natural Life Style in a nutshell. If you are interested you can read my other books on health which drive out all your fears in this new venture.
Remember one point! when you start this new venture, there will be many people who will try to discourage you or hinder your progress. So following this life style is like going against the current.
You know something? If you are addicted to drinking or smoking ? no one will force you to stop these bad habits. But there are many who will discourage you in the oath of righteousness.
Remember you are trying to change over from your age old habit. So you do face some problems initially because as Buddha proclaimed - there are four stages to reach self realization.
1. Stage of starting on the path
2. Stage of occasional Return
3. Stage of no return
4. Stage of self realization.
If you are determined to get over the problems on your way, they will not stop your progress.
A person who goes away from Nature is like a child turn apart from his mother. Mahatma Gandhi said, ‘As a searcher of truth I deem is necessary to find the perfect food for a man to keep body, mind and soul in sound condition. ‘Our Natural Life Style is one which suits exactly what he sought for. Those who understand this can fulfil their life’s purpose.
Ill-health of body or of mind is defeat - health alone is victory. Let all men, if they can manage it, continue to be healthy.
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