OUR HOME & BODY
In many ways than one our home and body are inter-related. Both have to be tended; attended and looked after in their entirely for keeping these fine-tuned for optimum utility. If every shortcoming is not attended too on time these two will dysfunction and that will be a dooms day for us. Both are essential for our security; for upholding of moral values; for all development – physical and spiritual.
HOME A SWEET HOME
Home is a place where we get physical and emotional security. It is a place where our love ones live together and share our good and bad moments. Here even those who cannot contribute anything financially because of certain physical disability etc too get the same respect and accommodation in every respect. It means every members of the household gets security. Even our pets are given their due place in our homes.
Every time we go out for some errand or for meeting some commitment we would like to be in our home and hearth in the company of our nears and dears. If the period of absence is short it is bearable and if it is more then we sometimes feel ‘homesick’. But fact remains we are always attracted towards it. It hardly matters if it is spacious or a small one. Ones home is a sweet home for all intends and purposes.
We pool our resources earned over a period of time in order to construct our house. First of all we sanctify the place where we want to construct our house. Here we invoke God by praying Him for His association with everything – starting from its construction to bestowing the member of the household His bounties for bestowing harmony and prosperity to the members of household. The house is then transformed into a home when we shower our love and affection for our love ones. There is a profoundest prayer to Him to to shower his blessings in order to keep the relationships between members warm for a peaceful and cooperative living.
OUR BODY – IT IS NOT MERELY FLESH & BLOOD
Our body provides protection to inner organs of our body. It has rightly been said: ‘Sound mind dwells in sound body’. It means if the body is healthy the mind can function smoothly. When all five senses are functioning in right earnest it can be a big asset. This cohesive working of five senses as a unit will make difference in the working of other parts of body.
• Brain. Our brain is the controller of our thinking; our intelligence or otherwise; depends on its development. A storehouse of information.
• Heart. It is one of the important constituents of our body. It pumps oxygen rich blood to other parts of our body and purifies the used blood. It is a treasure house of our soft feelings and an Abode of our Lord.
• Lungs . Breaths in O2 and breaths out CO2 from our system besides performing other functions. These control the breathing system of our body.
• Liver. It is largest glandular organ or our body that receives 1/4th % of the blood pumped by the heart in a single beat. It has other important functions also. It is imaging that even if its 75% part is dysfunctional it can still work!
Then there are other parts of the body like kidneys; stomach; intestines; digestive system; testicles; veins besides our skin which protects our internal system of our body etc.
It can rightly be said that our home and our body are essential for our day-to-day functioning but also are important for our spiritual forward march.
With this intention in mind; I have penned down a poem entitled:
OUR HOME & BODY FUNCTIONS
Our home is our habitation
We’ve our own hand in its construction
Erected brick by brick put together
Emotions and toils admixture
With money earned honestly
Weathering every moment stormy
To make a home sweet home
It provides us security and comfort
Whilst emotions get frayed
With the onslaughts of our own
Who knows our soft vein.
Home is that holy place where we dwelt
Which is every inch closer to our heart
The most prized possession of our life time
It gives the feeling of belongingness
A pain healer for our tattered emotions.
Feels homesick when away from it
A man feels its necessity the most
Whence he possesses it not
Living entities are part of Lord’s potencies
Inferior potencies and superior ones
The superior potency is spiritual in nature
Connected with Atma or our real character
Inferior potencies are gross
Related with earth; water; fire; air & ether
And subtle constituents
Are mind; ego and intelligence.
Our body is made up of different organs
Each one performing different functions
If of these one malfunctions
The others feel its pangs.
Mind controls the five senses
If one sense goes astray
The other ones get disarray.
Heart pumps oxygenated blood
To other parts of body non-stop
And takes back deoxygenated blood
For purification and thence reuse.
Heart which is filled with soft feelings
It knows how to heal the hurt
Being centre of Divine Love
Get eternal peace
If we surrender ourselves unconditionally