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What is the purpose of your Physical Body?

Updated on October 8, 2015

The Physical Body

You have a certain idea about how the body should be, and if you have some idea, you will be in misery.

The body is as it should be. So, drop the idea of how it should be.

Being in a physical body, you have the chance to evolve spiritually and witness your evolution.

The physical body has to be used in such a way that you make proper use of it all the time. It must not be neglected by being a robot, torturing it. If you torture your own physical body, then you are protecting your ego and killing yourself.


This is the body that you have got; this is the body that the Creator has given to you. Use it with lots of love and if you start loving it, you will find it is changing, because if a person loves his body, he starts taking care, and care implies everything. Then you do not stuff it with unnecessary food, because you care. Then you do not starve it, because you care. You listen to its demands, you listen to its hints - what it wants, when it wants.

When you care, when you love, you become attuned to the body, and the body automatically becomes okay.

If you do not like the body, that will create the problem because then, by and by, you will become indifferent to the body, negligent of the body, because who cares about the enemy? You will not look at it; you will avoid it. You will stop listening to its messages, and then you will hate it more.

Thus, you are creating the whole problem. The body never creates any problem; it is the mind that creates problems. Now, this is an idea of the mind. No animal suffers from any idea about the body, no animal. They are perfectly happy because no mind is there to create an idea; otherwise, the hippopotamus will think, 'Why am I like this?' There is no problem in it.

Just drop the ideal. Love your body. This is your body, this is a gift. You have to enjoy it, and you have to take care of it. When you take care, you exercise, you eat, you sleep. You take every care because this is your instrument, just like your car that you clean, that you listen to, to every hum - to know whether something is going wrong.

You take care even if a scratch comes on the body. Just take care of the body and it will be perfectly beautiful - it is. It is such a beautiful mechanism, and so complex, and yet working so efficiently that for seventy years it goes on functioning. Whether you are asleep or awake, aware or unaware, it goes on functioning, and the functioning is so silent. Even without your caring, it goes on functioning; it goes on doing service to you. One should be grateful to the body.

Just change your attitude and you will see that within six months, your body has changed its form. It is almost like when you fall in love with a woman and you see; she immediately becomes beautiful. She may not have cared about her body up to this moment but when a man falls in love with her, she starts taking care. She stands before the mirror for hours because somebody loves her. The same body has started changing. It is loved, it is taken care of, it is needed. It is a very delicate mechanism - people use it very crudely, violently. Just change the attitude and see.

Inner Beauty

Ugliness has nothing to do with your body. Neither has beauty much to do with the body. The beauty or the ugliness of the body is very superficial; the real thing comes from within. If you can become beautiful within, you will become luminous. It has happened many times; even an ugly person, when he becomes meditative, starts looking beautiful.

When people start meditating, when they start dancing, when they start singing, their faces relax. Their tensions drop. Their misery, which had become part of their face, slowly, slowly, wears off. They become relaxed like children. Their faces start gleaming with a new inner joy, they become luminous.

Physical beauty and ugliness is not very important. The real thing is the inner. Once the inner beauty is there, your physical form won't matter much. Your eyes will start shining with joy; your face will have a gleam, a glory. The form will become immaterial. When something starts flowing from within you, some grace, then the outer form is just put aside. Comparatively, it loses all significance: don't be worried about it.

Meditate, love, dance, sing, celebrate, and the ugliness will disappear. Bring something higher into yourself, and the lower will be forgotten, because it is all comparative, it is all relative. It is as if there is a small candle burning in the room; bring a bigger light into the room and the small candle simply loses all significance.

Bring the beauty of the within, which is easier. If you remain the same inside, your outer beauty will simply show your inner ugliness; it will become a contrast.

Bring some inner beauty.


Welcome to the Inner World............

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      Gloria Freeman 

      5 years ago from Alabama USA

      This was a good read.

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      6 years ago

      Yes, the body is a temporary vehicle for the soul

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      6 years ago

      this is beautiful.

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      darciefrench lm 

      7 years ago

      This is an amazing article on how to find joy through using the body as God's given purpose. Ugliness is a state of mind, and so is happiness.

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      sukkran trichy 

      7 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      great article. love to read you more


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