Siddhar's Commandments for Ideal and Healthy Living
M, Allimuthu (2010) Siddhar's Commandments for Ideal and Healthy Living. Siddha Papers, 03 World Siddha Day Special (OA 04). pp. 1-6. ISSN 0974-2522
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Siddha science originated from the origin of the first civilization itself. They loved and worshipped the nature like Sun, Moon, Animals, Light, Rain, Wind, Fire, Water, Earth, and Ether etc surrounding them. They lived on pace with the nature and keenly observed even the minute changes and happenings around them. Nature also provided them all their needs to lead a happy and healthy life. Now due to our fast phase of life, we are really missing the wonders of nature and ultimately walk into many diseases of the mind and body. We definitely need a healthy and progressive life style instructed by our forefathers to lead a healthier life. In the Siddha text, “Patharthaguna Sinthamani” detailed instructions are given in the form of Tamil Verses to lead a healthy and blissful life. They are called as Noianugavithi olukkam (Noi – Disease, Anugha vithi – commandments to avoid, Olukkam – Righteousness, morality) in this literature. This article deals with the salient features of the text. Some of the virtues mentioned may seem to be very hard to follow now-a-days, but with much more effort, they can be achieved to lead a healthier life.
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