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Re: caring for body: sAttvic?

From: Vijayaraghavan Srinivasan (vijayaraghavan_s_at_hotmail.com)
Date: Thu Nov 25 1999 - 14:23:31 PST

Dear Sampath:

I think spirituality and maintaining 'good health' are two sides of the same 
coin.  Our forefathers laid great emphasis on 'ahAra Niyamam', temperance in 
food, YogAbhyAsam, taking a walk ('nidham bhuktvA shatam gatvA'), taking 
oil-bath on saturdays, periodically drinking castor oil with kadukkAy, 
keeping upvAsam on Ekadasi etc., etc.  These were best known practices for 
good health and it was greatly emphasized.

However, least importance was given to 'looks'.  Looking at a mirror was 
discouraged.  They thought looks only contribute to our ego.  I think Shri 
Chandrashekaran's comments can be viewed in this context.

To conclude,  any activity that promotes good health is in line with 
spirituality.

Vijayaraghavan
Buffalo, NY




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