The Sacred Body

Philosophy and view of the Sacred body; the essence

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1. The Sacred Body


    In this entry, I would like to underline the big importance of the "body", and why we have to accept it as an element of the material sacred being.    Body has very long history of acceptance and "rejection", specially concerning religions and different sects in many cults. Since the history, the living body is accepted as equal to the living being (means soul) and the dead body is accepted as the dead being - in materialistic point of view. In all religions though, we can see totally different view. The Body is not eternal, but it doesn`t contain the limits of the being, as long as we believe in eternal soul. In course of religion understanding and history of religious practices, no one could accept the person as equal to the body, and only body. We can see some elements in the this direction, which are significant for the term body :

    1.... it is not eternal - it`s subjected to the changes of time;

   2.... it`s growing and developing in time;

   3.... it has specific needs, in order to keep it alive (water, oxygen, food)

   4.... it has inner instinct of survival;

   5.... it has inner instinct of reproduction (sexual desire)

   6.... it has unique characteristics in every individual ,special genetic code;

   7.... it has system of accepting, and system of "cleaning" products;  

I`m sure there is a lot more to be said, but as I want to be short, I will continue. Now from all we can`t come to the conclusion, which is one of the most important in aspect of God and religion : namely- the Body is Sacred and It`s gift from God.  If we assume that the spirit and soul is center of the being  and life does not finish with the death, we have to take in mind the special role of the body -as a sacred ark, or unique box, which is made to preserve the inside. In this respect, Body is sacred and all actions made to harm the body is equal to committing a great sin. The actions, which we have to absolutely claim as Sinful and against God, as well as against the essence of being are also sinful in all religions:  

 

1. Killing someone (which is act of taking his freedom and his essence forever) 

2. Act of conscious suicide (which is also the same as "killing" but you don`t have right on it)

3. Act of harming or "punishing" anybody with aggressiveness, beating or any other way.

4. Act of cruelty (which is the special list of sins) of harming parts of body by cutting it.

5. Act of any cruelty to human and animal. 

6. Act of forceful sexual intercourse to any human being;  

 

As we can recognize, all possible black sins are connected with the body. The kind of some punishments in some religions (as stoning in Islam, flogging, cutting a head of and others, very close to the Medieval times of tortures) are also equal to black sins and provoke Inevitably bad Karma on anyone who is involved in them. Take care, that the act of suicide, no matter what the reason is - is also sinful, as this means total disgrace of God`s will.  There was one case (or rather many cases in my country) in XXI century : a woman, depressed from the poor and miserable life throw herself under the metro, but she didn`t succeed to die. Instead her both legs were cut off. As we ca think, this act of cruelty against herself is sinful and will bring for her even worse karma. That means, the suicide is egoistical - except from some special cases, connected with strong unbearable pain or illness, which is out of recovery). This woman should have children and husband, or any relative, who would need her help. Now she makes them not only suffer with her action, but also burden of herself and her body. It may sound cruel too, but it`s the fact. Here we come to the next important conclusion:   We don`t won our body! The same as we don`t "own" anything connected with material things around, so we don`t own our body too, as we don`t own our destiny. It`s very easy to think that: as in first place we born not in the place we choose to, we born not from the parents we choose to, and not in society we choose to! All that facts are enough (plus we don`t die also in moment we choose to.) to be certain, that we don`t own our body. First of all, the force, which create it own it only - God. Here is time to say also : nothing and totally nothing is our property, except what this Sacred body contains! (spirit, soul, thoughts, aura) that is only what we really own. If we think deeply, we could see that`s the truth. We don`t own our children, no matter that we are responsible for them all the time! We are also not property of our parents, or anyone else. The wife is not a property of her husband, as well as the opposite, but she belongs to him in the way of heart and love.    As anything in the world is changing, developing and degrading by the time, so the human body has it`s own changes. Even so, we need to know : we don`t own our body, but we are it "caretakers", guardians, and take our responsibilities on our body. And that is without a doubt Obligatory. It means the following: if my body is in bad health, or I suffer from something, no matter of that I didn`t choose it, but I choose if I can change that condition or not. If I smoke for example, and feel something is not well in me, and I have cough- just that- I`m obliged to stop smoking, as that harms my body, Any other act - of not taking care -will be a mistake - if we don`t use here the strong word-sin. Body- mine or of others- is a sacred gift. We have to cherish it all the time, since birth. Most of all the children are vulnerable to anything, so we have to create in them love to their bodies, and not opposite. We have to protect them, as we want later on they to protect themselves and their children. but most of societies are too ignorant about that.    Examples of alcohol and aggression in the family are millions. Examples of rape and abuse in any country - specially of more poor and ignorant societies - are millions. Example of slaughter, cruelty and anti-humanity actions, extreme movements, covered by religious /Devils masks- are millions and growing.    As the world is going wild, without to have any idea of sacred things, what about sacred body and life, we become so little responsible for our actions, as we forget the law of karma in the nature.   

 

We are much behind, than we were some centuries ago. And the reason is the change of living order and what is "priority" for all human societies. We are much behind, going backwards. and just a few individuals could see the light, even less- to touch it.   

:: In conclusion I would like to say: as the whole body is sacred, it`s a precious box, containing unique code for us. We have to take care - and it`s a real obligation, not to possess, but take care of our bodies, the same as our soul. Each part of our body is sacred, means if I have pain in an part and I don`t take care of it, the fault and punishment will be only mine, and the suffer too. By taking care of body means very simple things : live in natural way, take care of the foods you eat, as that is substantial for the body. Take care of each part of our body, and if you notice any sign of illness, take measures to prevent it. Do some simple exercises and rules for having the good shape of the body you want.

Purity of the body reflects on all your being. (the same for sexual life).    Be familiar with needs of your body and provide them in any moment! Be aware of pains and the week points, don`t accept harmful ingredients (drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, strong medicines, chemicals), and try to live as close to the nature as possible. That is the only way.  As many Chinese wise men say, "Healthy spirit in a healthy body" and that is part of the purpose.     

 

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:: September-08-013

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