Anekanta: The Third Eye: [10.08] Optimistic Perspective - The Reason For Radiance And Intellectual Development

Published: 22.09.2007
Updated: 06.08.2008

The radiance of the body and intellectual development is closely related to food. Acharya presented many scientific facts in his essay.

He wrote: "In the areas where the food is sticky with oil content, people live a long life. In the areas where the food is rich, people live very long. Those people who eat moist and tasty food live very long. Those who do not get such food face untimely death."

Our attitude towards food must be balanced. Those who eat dry food are prone to anger. Their nature becomes irritable. If along with dry food there is some oily tasty food then life goes on well. On every thing we have to reflect from the anekantic perspective. We should not accept anything from a single point of view. If the body has to be left, the body has also to be used as a vehicle. If food has to be given up, it has also to be eaten. If dry food is taken then along with it some oily tasty food should also be taken. Both should go together. If both the wheels go together only then does the chariot move. The chariot does not move on a single wheel. So a follower of anekanta can never give up balance in perspectives.

Bhagvan Mahavir was standing in the posture of meditation. A long time passed. He thought, "It seems that now my body will no longer give me support I have to finish, break my penance, finish it."

  • Anekanta: The Third Eye by Acharya Mahaprajna, © 2002
  • Translated by Sudhamahi Regunathan
  • Published by Jain Vishva Bharati Institute (Deemed University), Ladnun, Rajasthan, India

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