Sub : MESSAGE TO STUDENTS-16 : -
Sri Swami Chidananda
(Lecture delivered by Sri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj at the 1st Zonal Orissa Divine Life Conference at Khurda Road on 1st December 1974)
Ref : PRESENT VIOLENT CAMPUS POLITICS IN BHARATHAM : -
Respected family members of this great holy Nation.
*REQUEST ALL STUDENTS, PARENTS AND TEACHERS MUST READ THIS TOPIC
**IT IS URGENT IMPORTANCE IN THE PRESENT SITUATION OF THE NATION
15. Three Important Things to Follow : - Continued
Secondly, if you want to make use of your own Vidya, your secular ethical and your spiritual wisdom—you have to translate it into action.
You must live it, and you can effectively practise whatever you have learnt only if your health is good, if you have got a strong, healthy body.
Therefore the second important duty of the student is a "Dharmarthakama mokshanam arogya mulamuttamam."
The basis, the root of Dharma, Artha. Kama, Moksha is a strong and healthy body.
There fore you must daily do exercises, Asana, Pranayama, Surya-Namaskar and develop a very strong body.
You must cultivate healthy habits. Go to bed early, wake up very early in the morning.
Take a cold bath.
Do some Surya-Namaskar.
Have some Asana practice, do vigorous physical exercise and eat moderately.
First you must have a Vajrakaya (strong body) like Maruti.
Hanuman should be your ideal.
Bhishma should be your ideal.
Swami Vivekananda should be your ideal and Bhima or Laksh mana should be your ideal.
In this way you should be strong in your body.
Then only you will have strength of mind.
Because body and mind are interconnected.
If the body is weak, the mind cannot be strong.
You cannot develop will power.
Therefore developing a strong body and establishing sound physical health—Arogya (health) is the second important duty.
The body is the instrument of Seva (service) and successful endeavour.
Any Purushartha (endeavour), any Parishrama (hard work) is possible only if your body is strong.
Thank you for reading
To be continued...