Satya Karma at Body, Speech and Mind level


Satya Karma at Body, Speech and Mind level

To conduct oneself per injunctions of Hinduism (or Sanatana Dharma)
the following Satya Karmas are prescribed at the Body, Speech and
Mind levels:

At the Body level

Worship – Prayers and adoration to God, teacher and the wise
Purity – Freedom from bodily impurities, letting go of laziness and lethargy
Celibacy – Letting go of the pleasure in worldly sensual objects
Absence of crookedness – Walking and talking straight and not with pride
Non-injury and non-stealing
Spirit of Service – Actively engage in doing good to all
Devotion to Duty – Doing what is required and should be done as worship
Austerities – Enduring hardships while discharging one’s religious obligations
Keeping body fit – Doing yogic postures and pranayam regularly
Satsang – Association with saints and holy men
Food – Eating foods which promote longevity, purity, strength, health, happiness and cheerfulness, are juicy, oleaginous and substantial
Charity – Graciously giving to one from whom no return is expected and due regard to place, time and recipient

At the speech level

Non offensive speech – speech should not hurt anyone
Truthfulness – Spoken precisely in a agreeable language
Pleasant – Speech should be sweet, pleasing and beneficial
Absence of Backbiting Spirit – Avoid slandering, it proceeds from jealousy
Spiritual study and Nama Japa – Study of sacred books, repetition of the Divine
names and recounting the virtues of the Lord and singing His glories

At the mind level

Pleasant and Gentle disposition – Not wishing bad to happen to anyone
Silence – Speaking only when necessary
Self-discipline – Exercising control over the mind
Forgiveness – Entertaining no thought of inflicting punishment to one who has done wrong to you
Courage – Absence of cowardice
Unselfishness – Not seeking satisfaction of any selfish desire connected with this world or the next
Ammanitva – Not seeking honor, respect or homage
Humility – Unassuming and modest nature
Compassion – Melting of heart at the sight of suffering of a creature
Freedom from Hypocrisy – Putting up a false show of piety should be avoided
Contentment – complete absence of thirst of material objects
Spiritual Wisdom – Discrimination between what is real and which is unreal
Dispassion – Complete absence of attachment to anything pertaining to this world or the next
Endurance – Capacity to bear heat and cold, and to remain unaffected by pleasure and pain, not get influenced by diverse circumstances
Piety – Absolute faith in scriptures and in the teachings of Mahatamas
Thinking about saints, their life stories and their teachings
Avoiding thinking about bad people and their character

From Srimad Bhagavad Gita, Chapters 16 and 17 and “What is Dharma”
by Jayadyal Goyanka.

About dhavalrajgeera

Physician who is providing free service to the needy since 1971. Rajendra M. Trivedi, M.D. who is Yoga East Medical Advisor Graduated in 1968 from B. J. Medical College, Amadavad, India. Post Graduate training in Neurological Surgery from Charles University in Czechoslovakia. 1969 - 71. and received Czechoslovakian Government Scholarship. Completed training at the Cambridge Hospital and Harvard University in Psychiatry. Rajendra M. trivedi is an Attending Psychiatrist at Baldpate Hospital. He is the Medical Director of CCA and Pain Center in Stoneham, MA where he has been serving the community since 1971 as a Physician. OTHER AFFILIATIONS: Lifer of APA - American Psychiatrist Association Senior Physician and Volunteer with Massachusetts Medical Society and a Deligate of the Middlesex District. Patron member of AAPI - American Association of PHYSICIANS OF INDIA. LIFE MEMBER OF IMANE - Indian Medical Association of New England. Member of the Board of Advisors "SAHELI, Boston,MA. Dr. Trivedi is working closely with the Perkin's School for the Blind. Dr. Trivedi is a Life member and Honorary Volunteer for the Fund Raising Contact for North America of BPA - Blind People Association of Amadavad, India. Dr.Trivedi is the Medical Advisor for Yoga East since 1993. He is a Physician who started Health Screening and Consultation At Shri Dwarkami Clinic in Billerica, MA.

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