Relating to a hymn in Shvetashvataropanishad, when the attributes of Yoga enters in to the body which is made up of five elements – earth, water, fire, air and space, one does indeed not receive disease, maturing or death who will get the fire of Yoga(II. 12).
Our body is a miniature universe. Mentally universe is composed of five elements – soil, water, fire, air and space and so our system is composed of. Through the practice of yogic exercises(tapa) we give heat or fire to your body. Just about every exercise supplies heat to the body. But in Yoga, not only temperature but mind is applied to just about every part of the body. For this the warmth of Yoga is a great deal essential to the body. yoga burn
The characteristic of heat or fire is to purify a compound by burning undesirable and foreign matter contaminating the substance. Similarly the open fireplace of Yoga burns undesired and foreign matter stepping into the body which is composed of five basic elements. When these materials are purified, the body is purified and when body is purified one easily dispels disease, ageing and death.
Yoga is not only an exercise of body but also an exercise of brain. In fact mind much more important than the body. The very best thing in the universe is our brain. Body is the immediate and complete manifestation of mind. A single body is the manifestation of a single mind and this universe is the manifestation of all brains of most beings inhabiting the universe.
Mind and soul(atman) are exactly the same. If soul is an ocean of awareness, mind is its ocean. This soul as well as mind pervades every part each cell of the body. Every cellular is conscious and dynamic for that reason soul and brain. For this, mind has a great influence within the body. We can eliminate disease, aging and fatality through the will electricity of mind.
Disease, old age and death are exactly the same thing. Disease accelerates the approaching of old time and retirement years generates dread of death in the mind. When mind with the grip of dread of death, one succumbs to death early.
Spirit is indestructible, eternal, infinite and ageless. It is the source of endless life and consciousness. In every birth this heart fills up our body with unending life and consciousness. Soul is actually natural and never contaminated. Because the body is inhabited by such a soul, which pervades and rules over every cell, the body should remain pure, uncontaminated and ageless always. Disease or old age simply cannot be a part of this body. If disease or old age influences the body, it is because of the ignorance.
Human body has an organic immune system to protect it from disease. Common cold, coughing, fever, loose motion and so forth are not the symptoms of disease but the symptoms of the body fighting against the invading foreign subject into the body. These kinds of symptoms show that body is eliminating germs and impurities from the body. Because of ignorance or higher sincerity we dread of some disease and rush to a doctor. With doctor’s approved drugs we get immediate comfort but by this the immune system is not strengthened. So because of this we suffer from recurrent disease. The wild animals and nomadic people seldom fall season ill because they do not see disease as disease.
Similarly we can feel freshness and youngness in old age through the practice of true Yoga and following true spiritualism. When we choose traditional and religious idea and practices we are unsuccessful to rejuvenate us from old age. An old man gets trapped in the standard belief that one who has born must die. He sees that folks seldom live after 75 or 80 years old. This is true, but a Yogi should not think about disease, increasing age or death. Death is dead and it is lifeless. So how can a lifeless thing take away life? death is much like darkness. As darkness fades away through a burning candle light, therefore the darkness of loss of life disappears on acquiring true understanding of true self.
Via the since the starting the greatest challenge before men is to earn over death and the endeavour of spiritual people has gone to win over it. When one is the winner over death one benefits over birth also reduces off the cycle of birth and death. This can be called liberation or solution. When one wins over death, it does not mean that one are not able to die. One takes labor and birth and leaves our world at his will. To have for ever is again a bondage.
Solution should come when one is alive. Several church hymns of the Upanishads instructs men to get separated from birth and fatality while one is in. But religious leaders would teach people to work in the service of God so that after death they may be liberated and may get into into heaven. A genuine Yogi should not wait for liberation after death. Freedom after death is a misleading sermon given by those who are far from true spiritualism and Yoga. Their aim is to make people spiritual in order that they may rule over them. True freedom and true liberation lies in the self.