Sunday, October 24, 2010

Why have the people forget the golden doctrines of ‘Cleanliness is next to Godliness?’

A while back whilst visiting a very close relatives house I just fount that they pile up the the old clothes and socks near the closet and they have the habit of cleaning it only once in a week. This also seems to be the practice of many households these days because all are work-goers and/or students in the family.

And people also try to keep up themselves awake till wee hours of mid night and then wake up around 11 AM. Then they resort to taking breakfast without even brushing the teeth.  I really get irritated by a few skunky arseholes who visit us at work without even washing their socks. I really need a different species categorization to brand and group those skunky bastards.

Just thought I would share a few of these observations along with the advices by our elders.

  1. கந்தையானாலும் கசக்கிக் கட்டு: Even if it is a worn out clothing and you don’t have an alternative one it is better to ensure a little wash and laundering of the same so that it is spic and span. Not just because cleanliness is next to godliness but also it helps keep you healthy. After all it links to another golden saying that சுவர் இருந்தான் தான் சித்திரம் வரைய முடியும். (meaning Health is Wealth)
  2. And regarding eating without bath is also strongly condemned by our elders. கூழானுலும் குளித்துக் கூடி indicates that even if it is a very simple porridge without much relishing tastes and delicacies it is recommended to take it fresh and clean.
  3. Regarding staying awake late night is again a thing to ponder upon. The time between midnight and 3 AM is strongly tamasik in nature. The time between 3 AM and 7 AM is called Brahma Muhurtha. It is recommended to stay off from the tamasic period as far as possible. [Courtesy: SSRF Inc]
  4. Let us try to ensure we stay away from such activities as much as possible. We have state of the art gadgets like washers and dryers to help us. We have well-versed and versatile todolists to streamline our tasks ably.

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