Mahavira's Scripture Of Health: [02.06] Psyche, Mind And Health - Chitta, Mind and Bhava

Published: 20.03.2007
Updated: 06.08.2008

Let us understand the relationship between the chitta, the mind and the bhava. From the point of view of meditation, the subtle body adhyavasaya, leshya (aura colouration), the chitta, the bhava and the mind form a complete chain, a total system linking the subtle world and the gross world. Whatever happens in the subtle world is expressed through the mind.

Let us now consider, from the point of view of health if the mind, the bhava and the chitta are impure, they would create a problem for health. It would not be possible to maintain good health. If these three are pure, they would be highly favourable to health and there would be no problem.

The body system alone is not responsible for psychosomatic illnesses. The mind is said to be responsible for it. If the chitta is pure, the mind cannot be impure. Psychosomatic illnesses are the result of impurity of the chitta. Mahavira believed that the purity of chitta, the bhava and the mind are the important factors for good health. The impurity of the chitta, the bhava and the mind are an open invitation to illness.

Sources
  • Mahavira's Scripture Of Health by © Acharya Mahaprajna
  • Edited by Muni Dulheraj & Muni Dhananjay Kumar
  • Translated by Sarla Jag Mohan
  • Published by Adarsh Sahitya Sangh, New Dehli, India, 2000

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