You should have desires, but the desires should not have you

Fri, 08/13/2010


Bad Antogast, Germany,

8 August,2010

There have always been many causes for concern.

Countries have been harming the environment and people in various ways. Iraq has been bombed so many times, affecting the health of the people. Also, several countries have used asbestos which is harmful to public health.

Lately, it is the cell phones. It is said the cell phone and the wireless towers emit a lot of radiation, which is much higher than the tolerance level of human beings. Birds have disappeared from cities. Earlier, there used to be sparrows. In Bangalore, every house had a sparrow. Today you won’t find even one.

Of course, many types of birds come to the ashram - away from the city, away from these tall towers. These radiations and our lifestyle lead to many health problems. Lack of exercise and the kind of food stuff available add to it. The usage of pesticides, chemicals is very harmful. Nowadays, hormones are injected into animals, and into food! So, there are several issues.

You don't have control over everything. Some things can be controlled. Some can't. Understand that your body has the strength to fight it out. Nature will support you. You can get over these hurdles. Anyway we have to go one day, there is no other way. It is not wise to keep thinking about it and getting miserable. We have to die one day, whether healthy or sick.

When we fall ill we do whatever needs to be done. But don’t keep thinking about it and talking about it every day. It brings down your spirit. We shouldn’t pity people, ‘Oh! You poor thing! You have this problem, you have that problem.' Come on, the spirit has no disease, no death, no problem. The body always has some problem - sometimes a minor illness, sometimes a major one. All that can be overcome. And it will overcome! Body will fight it out. Yeah?

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