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Why Do Saints Fall Sick?
An Ugly Truth
Dear Friends & the entire respected guest it's a great honor to be a part of this World Spiritual Parliament. Today I would like to share my views on one of the most unexpected and unquestionable subject “Why do Saints fall sick?”
Every Religion on this earth has representatives in the form of saints. The moment we think of a Saint, immediately a picture of a godly or a holy personality comes to our mind, enjoying all the Benefits of body, mind & soul. He must be the fittest person among all - as he has enlightened himself with the ultimate laws of Universe. He must have full control over his Body, Mind & Soul. If an ordinary worldly person becomes sick & suffers, it cannot be questioned as he is not well - enlightened with the laws of body, mind & soul. Unfortunately since thousands of centuries several saints have come on this earth & most of them have suffered from various diseases like Cancer, Heart Disease, Joints Pain, Blood Pressure, Kidney failure, digestive disorders etc. However, due to our unshakable extreme dedication and respect towards them, we have never questioned and doubted them in the past & we would never dare to question them ever, as we have been brought up with such values that we feel it would be a great sin & disregard towards our gurus.
With all the due respect for your love & reverence towards your masters, I could not resist to question,
Why Do Saints Fall Sick?
A Saints suffering from varieties of diseases is a very bad message to the society. A person who claims to be enlightened with the laws of universe, who has thoroughly understood god & its creation, why could not he understand this miniature universe “The human body”.
“Yatha Brahamande -- Tatha Pinde”
The human body is small replica of this universe. You are bound to understand the human body too. Physical suffering denotes that one has missed or is ignorant of the simple laws of Human Body. Is not it strange that a person claims to be enlightened with the laws of mind & soul. However, has failed to enlighten himself with the laws of human body.
"So what would you call this - A Profound enlightenment or A Partial enlightenment?"
As we all know very well that physical manifestation of disease is a mere flowering of inner seed. The true root cause lies in the subtle world of mind, body & soul. Without a proper cause, nothing can appear on the physical level.
Let us face the truth against all odds, I urge you to open your mind & consider the facts that I am presenting before you today.
- If we look at all of our past & present Saints, most of them are suffering from various physical ailments such as joints pain, cancer heart blockages, cataract etc., surely indicating a wrong lifestyle & ignorance towards the law of the human body.
- Several Saints have attractive big tummies like Sethji's or Lalaji's, surely indicating a great love for tasty, fatty & unhealthy food.
- Several Saints have died of sudden Heart attack, which indicates they were so ignorant that they could not even feel the sensation of blockages developing in their chakras and the energy system like an ordinary Person.
- Saints are expected to live longer than a normal human being does, but several saints have died in their early age, indicating that they have never loved, respected & bothered about their body.
- Several Saints are bald, as they have complete loss of hair in their middle age, which is a sure indication of stress, restlessness of mind, deficiency of energy & wrong food habits, which has severely blocked circulation & has created deficiency.
- Several Saints are addicted to Tea-Coffee, Salt, Sugar, Butter, Sweets, and Processed & Fried Food. They do not even hesitate to provide such damaging food to their body, which usually a common person consumes because of his ignorance & wrong habits.
- The whole human generation has suffered since centuries due to the cooked, processed & fried food which has affected him with several incurable diseases, degeneration & defects, is being served happily & extensively in almost all the ashrams & religions places. Tonnes & tonnes of sweets & fried items are distributed to the followers in the name of “Prasad” at most of the religious shrines. They enjoy Chhappan Bhog in the name of god. I don't understand whom are they trying to please, their own gratification or God's? God would never like to see his best creation "the human body" to be contaminated.
- Several Saints all over the world and of every religion are regularly gulping down loads of medications for their varieties of ailments. An enlightened master will never entertain any type of medicine in his body, as he would know very well that it would only suppress the symptoms to create an illusion of artificial health. Instead, he would understand the root cause of diseases & symptoms and will eliminate those causes. Because every awakened master knows very well that his body has a tremendous power of self-healing, striving all the time for balancing health & survival, medicine is never a solution to health restoration.
Health cannot be gained by any medicine. There must be some laws of health by following which, one can remain healthy all the time. Having had this attitude since my early age, instead of going for medical studies I joined Naturopathy & ran my own hospital for 20 years, focusing mainly over dreadful degenerative diseases & cancer. Among 12,000 successfully cured cancer cases, I have treated more than 300 Saints from various religious groups; especially Hindu & Jain saints who were suffering from various types of cancer. I am not mentioning other Saints in this list who were suffering from other type of degenerative diseases.
How did these Saints get affected by cancer, it shows severe depletion of vital force, weak immune system, highly toxic, poisonous and imbalanced blood chemistry, which is a byproduct of the negative emotions, stress, depression, toxic habits & wrong lifestyle. Why was a Saint so ignorant of this monster developing inside his body? Was he so unaware of the natural healing power of the body, natural life style, naturally available healthy food and health resources, that instead of healing his cancer naturally he surrendered to medications with full faith. Neither bothering to remove the true root cause of this disease nor supplying the essential healthy food to his body, allowing the body to heal by itself.
"Is this called enlightenment? Is this the true understanding of universal law of nature?"
The positive and negative flowering of your body is a perfect representation of your knowledge, faith & belief in nature. You are the best judge to decide what this negative flowering of your body indicates.
I am an ordinary man like you living in this same polluted, unhealthy and stressful environment eating chemically fertilized food every day keeping myself perfectly & completely free from all kinds of diseases & sufferings since last 40 years. Moreover, this is not only with me but with my whole family, which includes my wife, son, daughter & my daughter-in-law too.
We can proudly & boldly claim that no power in this universe can make me sick except myself, only if I desire I can get sick it will be absolutely my creation and shall be held responsible for my physical state.
Who would be interested in making me sick?
GOD? He will simply say sorry I am not interested.
Nature? Nature will say the same.
My Own Body? Body would say I am also not interested; instead, I am interested in health.
Then who would want to bestow disease on you?
We ourselves choose to become sick consciously or subconsciously. Human body is designed to remain healthy all the time. Every cell, every organ wants to demonstrate its full efficiency till it's last breath, if you do not obstruct its function by your wrong life style, your body will ripen like a fruit and then detach itself from the tree of life naturally.
ऊर्वारूकमिव बंधनात मृत्योर्मुक्षीय मामृतात।
Health is a natural state of the body, it is not to be earned, It is not to be practiced it is just there. Just stop becoming sick by your wrong life style, food & thoughts. I do not do anything extra to stay healthy. I just prevent myself consciously from disease causing agents therefore my body takes care of its own, smoothly flowing with time & life. I am not waiting for any disease to come in future. I do not have any health insurance because I believe my awakening and awareness regarding the simple laws of nature is my true insurance.
You will be surprised to know that I have brought up both of my children without any vaccination and yet they have never suffered from any disease not even cold, cough, diarrhea and fever that are the commonest of all.
- Is god is more favourable to us?
- Has planetary positions stopped affecting our lives?
- Have diseases disappeared from our Janma Kundali?
- Has someone changed our fate?
- Have all our Past Karmas been cleared?
- Have Bacteria & Viruses become ineffective in our bodies?
- There are no special tricks for health.
- There are no special methods for health.
- There is no special food for health.
There are just "SIMPLE LAWS OF HEALTH", without which health is impossible.
Nature does not recognize Saints, Doctors or ordinary Person. Nature treats everybody the same. Those who disobey its law, it punishes them and those who follow them & obey it's law she blesses them with abundant health. Usually all Saints are one track minded people they just care for their soul & its liberation. They neglect wealth & health.
The Root Causes behind their Sickness
Nobody in this world will take responsibility for his own diseases not even our Saints. If you ask them, why are you sick? They will immediately start blaming outer forces like bacteria, viruses, pollution, fate, bad karma, god, planets, climate, past karma etc.
I am yet to meet a person who can boldly claim, why I fall sick?
I never eat by Hunger & Time. I eat in between.
I never exercise.
I never sleep on time.
I never meditate & smile.
All the time I live with negative emotions & stress, consuming Tea, Coffee or Toxic Beverages, Junk Food, Strong spices etc.
Why wouldn't I be Sick? Does anybody take such responsibility! No one! Everybody blames outside factors or ultimately God.
Let me clear you here. God made the laws & he slept forever. He is just a mere spectator, but his laws are working every time & everywhere. God is not an entity or a person whom you can blame. He is a fragrance, an expression that is present all around us. He is not at all interested in our disease or Health, Poverty or Richness, Death or Life, happiness or Sufferings. Everything manifests according to his law of nature, which the Buddha called, “The Dharma”. If its fate, then who decides it. We believe in a very strong notion that there is somebody up there writing our fate. However "No", we design or attract our destiny, every moment by our conscious or subconscious choices.
The body is designed to become sick - A Great Fallacy
I believe our literatures have been written by Rishis who did not believe completely in the law of nature therefore they had to declare that -:
जन्म मृत्यु जरा व्याधि Janma, Mrityu, Jara Vyadhi
Janm & Mrityu & Jara (Old Age) is a natural process of life, but Vyadhi(disease) is not a natural process. It has to be created deliberately by providing abnormal causes, compelling human body to act Abnormally.
Thousands & thousands of my students who are following these simple laws of Nature have disproved the age-old slogan that disease is a part of lifecycle.
Now, coming to the traditional common root causes:-
1. Living in extremes.
2. Excessive use of Milk & Milk Products.
3. Extensive intake of cereals all the time.
4. Eating tasteless and unnatural food.
5. Consuming Sweets, Fried Food & other damaging food.
6. Lack of exercise routine.
7. Suppression of sex & other natural emotions.
8. Uses of Drugs like Heroin, cocaine, Afeem, Bhang, Charas, Ganja, Chillam etc.
Many Saints live in extremes, extremism is always dangerous. Life is in the middle like a string of Musical Sitar neither very tight nor very loose. However, few Saints prefer to live in extremes.
- Abstaining from food for a long time, having fasting mania, debilitates their physical structure. Their soul may be at higher level but their body is still vulnerable. Hence, they suffer from dangerous diseases or early demise.
- Drinking only liquids - No solids, resulting in weak digestive muscles.
- Eating only boiled food without salt & spice. Boiled food is most deficient of prana energy & nutrients. Hence leading to sever deficiency, degeneration & weakness.
- Some religious people do not even use vehicles (Transportation), they prefer walking bare foot for long distances preferring to torture themselves in the name of spirituality, which they never attain.
Some religious people in the name of Renunciation & Spirituality eat whatever they get in Bhiksha, served by normal ignorant worldly people which may be fried, spicy, processed. I have met several Saints sufferings from various diseases. Specially in Jainism where there is lots of religious restriction.
We can go on counting such extreme practices specially in Indian religious community but I could not find these extremisms in western world.
Excessive use of Milk Products
One of the major root cause of several dreadful diseases is excessive use of Milk & Milk Products. It is a matter of great concern for me that why our saints could not recognize the harmful effects of Milk which is biologically different coming from an animal source and has animal fat, designed by nature exclusively for that species only till their teeth erupt except human beings who don't even have a weaning period like animals but still drink milk for their whole life. Cow Milk is designed to grow a Calf at ultrafast pace. A calf matures from 80 Pounds to 2000 pounds in 2 years having 58 types of various hormones. Whereas humans grow & mature in 20 years to approximately 150 pounds.
The whole chemistry of Cow's milk is designed for the sole development of calf - their coarse heir, Big Nails, Horns, Big Structure, small brain etc. How could we miss out on these common differences.
Milk is an infant food not an adult food after childhood the digestive enzymes required for milk's digestion are not generated. Born by humans & nourished by animals why are we running after cows & buffalos Milk? Has god not created perfect, right nutrition for you, has he made our life dependent on the animals without which we can cannot survive?
No doubt, man can economically survive on any food even on tea & alcohol. Occasional use of Milk does not harm us but depending exclusively on milk as a regular nutrition will definitely derange & damage our blood chemistry leading to several degenerative diseases even CANCER.
I have come across several Saints suffering from cancer who have never eaten outside food. No tea, coffee, no salt, no sugar, no fried food, no tobacco, alcohol, no use any chemicals, no stress, no depression. Why could cancer rise in their body without damaging the blood chemistry hormones & immune system. Body never lies, Body always speaks truth. These is also a strange phenomenon that all those Saints who were milk dependent cancer cases, they could not be cured they had to die with this disease.
All the creatures must be wondering, why humans are after milk when not even the Calf?
I have prevented both of my children from all the childhood diseases, which I myself have suffered during my early childhood as I loved Milk but I had never doubted Milk as a harmful food. For details, you can refer to my internationally acclaimed book “Milk-A Silent Killer”.
Living Only On Cereals
Normally all Saints, except a few live totally on traditional food i.e. cereals, Roti, Rice, Dal etc. combining with salt, spices, oils & processing. The whole world is living on vegetarian & non-vegetarian food but the flood of unlimited varieties of diseases, degeneration, defects & infections very strongly confirm that we are not on the right track, we are not on the right nutrition. Cereals are not originally human food these are grass seeds. We modified them by cooking & adding spices to suit our taste buds. Our natural instinct never allows our taste buds to relish raw cereals. Have you ever felt the urge to eat raw cereals. Do you have any natural attraction for it? you can never consume raw cereals, only animals & birds can. Even after boiling them, you cannot relish cooked cereals without spices & butter.
All the varieties of spices, salt, butter entered into the human body just because of cereals, without cereal, you can never eat these spices, they are of no use at all. Can you eat any spices, salt, butter without cereals? We are so dependent on cereals and we proudly declare that we eat simple food then why we are sick? Have you ever thought of frying or cooking a banana or an apple. For natural fruits & nuts, have you ever thought of spices, butter or cooking. Natural food is never to be modified only unnatural food not fit for human consumption is to be modified. Cereals are food of earthy elements depending exclusively on these food creates acid residuals, develops hardening & stiffening of arteries & joints making body heavy & stiff. Then to breakdown this stiffness we have to take help of yoga & other exercises. Lesser the cereal intake, more flexible the body but unfortunately very few Saints could recognize the harmful effects of cereals, those who recognized they started surviving on milk & fruits.
Almost all religious Saints live on traditionally cooked cereals and then silently suffer the after effects in later stages of life & blame old age, climatic changes & God for their diseases. Visit any of the Ashrams or shrines in India you will not find much difference in common food even sweets & fried items are distributed more frequently in the name of prasada. The delicious halwa in all gurudwara is very popular.
Nature does not recognize your tradition, habits, customs, compulsions, weakness, attitude, ignorance or civilization it demands exact practice of its laws of health and nutrition like other creatures. Failures in practice must lead to sufferings as nature knows no compassion. Reduce your cereal intake & observe the lightness & miracle in your health. We are severely addicted to cereals. Now since thousands of centuries, cooked cereals are serious addictions It has an alcoholic type of influence on our body but mildly. I am not just presenting my opinion, thoughts or my personal concept but I have practiced it on myself, my family and thousands of my patients since last 35 years. My practice & experience does have revealed these facts to me.
Lack of Exercise
This cause applies to all those Saints who sit and meditate for long hours and months together which reduces their metabolic rate & circulation. Meditation is for awakening. Once we are awakened, we need no meditation. Need of continuous meditation confirms that we are still struggling with ourselves and are not yet awakened. We are designed for physical activity & movement, meditation is a path, a tool not the way of life. Once you are fully awakened, the role of meditation is fulfilled.
Suppression of Natural Emotions & Sex
Sex & emotions are the greatest force of human being they cannot be suppressed but can be transformed by meditation & awakening. The problem arises when sex & other emotions are taken as an enemy for spiritual growth. We develop negative attitude toward these natural forces. Very few Saints understand these forces properly and transform them on higher level but 90% our Saints are not true Saints they are learned scholars having great knowledge of spirituality. Usually these types of Saints & Sanyasis fight & suppress these forces, this suppression leads to several bodily & mental disorders.
Sex is never taken as a respectful human power almost all spiritual people are against this force they treat this force as a monster. They are so feared of that they want to cut down this word from spiritual world. Sex & emotions are human treasures, they must be respected & used wisely. Those who want to discard these forces, they want to see only one side of the coin, which is of no use. They are fighting with darkness, hence creating great imbalance. Maximum Saints are not truly enlightened & transformed souls. Their emotions are timely stimulated in worldly affairs. However, they pose themselves as an spiritual person to save their spiritual image. They are forced to suppress their emotions & feelings which ultimately build up stress, frustration, guilt conscious, resulting in several human diseases.
There are so many psychological factors, which are involved, But here I would like to conclude that Saints are sufferings from several diseases - it is an ugly truth. They have supplied their body with the cause therefore they have to bare it's effect. They claim to understand higher and complex things, but why have they failed to understand the most wonderful creation of God - THE HUMAN BODY?
Saints are great torch bearer of society, their clear understanding of the laws of human body & health can definitely lead humanity towards perfect health If they themselves practice it. Today they are emphasizing more on mind & soul transformation tomorrow they may transform the physical body too. Thus fulfilling the missing link leading everybody to Sampoorna state of Health of body, mind & soul and not a partial one.
I hope in near future health will start from our Ashrams not from Hospitals.
I would like to end this speech on this note, believing that we all who claim to be the leaders and teachers of society would practice it and preach the same, which may help us improve the lives of our generations to come...Thank You
Dr. N. K. SHARMA
Founder Chairman - Reiki Healing Foundation New Delhi
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