Monday, March 2, 2009

Bath- improves appetite, sexual vigour, span of life1 valour (enthusiasm) and strength; removes itching, dirt, exhaustion, sweat, stupor, thirst, burning sensation and sin. 16.

Pouring warm water over the body bestows strength, but the same over the head, makes for loss of strength of the hair and eyes.
Bath is contra-indicated for those suffering from facial paralysis, diseases of the eyes, mouth and ears, diarrhoea, flatulence, pInasa (discharge of foul smelling liquid from the nose), indigestion and who have just taken food.

Sadvtita (good conduct)

Person should take food after digestion (of the meal), that which is suitable (to him) and in limitted quantity; urges of the b9dy should not be initiated (prematurely) by force; should not be engaged in other works when the urges are patent, not do anything (administration of drugs, therapies etc.) without treating the curable diseases (first).

All (human) activities are meant for the happiness of all the living beings; such happiness is based on dharma (righteousness, right moral condict); hence every person should adopt (fol!ow) righteoustness always.

Friends should be served with affection and good deeds (beneficial acts) whereas others (foes, wicked persons) should be kept at a distance.

Hiihsä (causing injury, torture etc.) steyA (stealing, robbing), anyathakma (unlawful sex activity), paiunya (abusive or harsh speech), anrta vacana (scloding, speaking untruth), sathbhinna aIpa (speech causing dissension, sepeation, breaking of company), vyapada (quarrel, intention of harming), abhidy. (jealousy, not tolerating good of others) and dgviparyaya (finding fault, misunderstanding, faithlessness etc. with scriptures, elders etc.)—these ten sins pertaining to the body, speech and mind should be avoided.

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