Find a Remedy for Body and MindFebruary 10, 2023
Mind can be strengthened,
By noble thoughts' consumption,
Via "Body is a Temple" assumption,
Life can be finely lengthened.
Take care of both mind and body,
Neither of them must be neglected,
Both are very strongly interconnected,
Afflicted body makes the mind moody.
Body can be wisely chained,
But, mind-controlling is tedious,
By being stubbornly studious,
Mind can be properly trained.
In body-temple, soul resides,
Mind must chant God's glory,
Any physical or mental injury,
Slowly and steadily subsides.
Only through real determination,
Body must remain not abused,
If temptation of mind is refused,
Life escapes from contamination.
Body must have a healthy diet,
For its healthy preservation,
Mind must do keen observation,
By remaining calm and quiet.
Body's power is restricted,
But mind's power is very vast,
As its movement too is fast,
Often it has to be corrected.
Mind and body must together function,
To make their owner's life illustrious,
If both of them are highly industrious,
A peaceful heart, God will sanction.
Both mind and body are great,
Each must be cared properly,
To find out the real anomaly,
Shrewdly monitor their state.
Strict discipline nourishes both,
Prayer and exercise are a must,
Before life mingles with dust,
Lead a life of health with truth!
M V Venkataraman