A NEW WAY OF LIFE – GURDIP HARI 1
- To begin a new way of life, the first step is to accept the responsibility of becoming a Gardener, and the garden in question is your very own body. Creation began from the Garden of Eden, which is considered in the scriptures as the purest place on Earth.
- The Human Body is called the temple of God and should be considered equally pure. If today most people agree that humankind has been gradually destroying the earth we live on, it’s a direct reference to the destruction of the human body.
- The continuous pollution of planet earth with all kinds of chemicals is directly due to the state of our bodies. If you’re not concerned about the deterioration of your own body due to an unhealthy lifestyle, how much will the destruction of earth matter to you? To save the earth, we’ll have to save our bodies first.
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There’s no other way, but to take individual responsibility to keep your body clean and chemical-free. Whatever a gardener does to keep the garden intact, that’s what you have to do. To plant the seed of good health the foremost requirement is fertile soil. Due to your current lifestyle, such fertility may not be in existence at this time, but that should not be a problem. If the land within you is infertile, it can be easily turned fertile by a simple age-old practice that has been known to the wise men since time immemorial.
This timeless practice is called-Fasting, and it does not only help in clearing toxins from the body but also greatly aids in rejuvenating all the internal organs. Prophets and learned men of every generation have laid great emphasis on practicing this cleansing process regularly. In fact, the practice of fasting has been embodied into the religious practices of every world religion.
For Muslims, there’s 30-day mandatory fasting once a year during the month of Ramadan, when they can only eat before dawn and after sunset. In Christianity, there’s a 40 day fast every year during the lent period, beginning on Ash Wednesday and ending on Easter.
Although the rules may vary, in general, members can have one meal in the evening, but they must avoid meats, meat products, fish, eggs, and alcohol. Besides this annual fast, some Christian sects follow a weekly fast, when they must abstain from eating foods for 24 hours. In the Hindu religion, there are various monthly and yearly fasts, but as a regular practice fasting is recommended once a week for 24 hours.
All these religions highlight the same theme that fasting will bring you closer to God by making your body pure and help receive his favors abundantly. The Scientific world whole-heartedly agrees with this religious theme that fasting helps to make the human body pure by eliminating toxins, wastes, and dangerous poisons that make you sick and age prematurely.
The 15th-century physician, Paracelsus, highlighted that fasting was the greatest remedy and the physician within. While Hippocrates, the Father of medicine, said; “Everyone has a physician inside him or her; we just have to help it in its work. The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well. Our food should be our medicine.
Our medicine should be our food. But to eat when you are sick is to feed your sickness.”Fasting is indeed the ultimate detoxifying method to enhance the miraculous self-healing processes of the human body to keep you healthy, young, and vibrant throughout your living years. Have you ever noticed when a dog or a cat is not feeling well, they stop eating for a day or two?
The same animal instinct is also a part of human physiology, but the majority of us hardly pay any heed to such a vital aspect of our wellbeing. Our body speaks to us all the time, but most people rarely listen to it, and at the first sign of any discomfort or ailment they usually head to a physician or pharmacist to find a cure with the help of modern drugs and medications. Hippocrates never prescribed such drugs. For every disease in the acute stage, he always Advocates simple water fast.
- GURDIP HARI