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LOVE OF THE BODY

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According to our scriptures, our body is made of five gross elements viz. Earth( Prithvi), Water(Jal), Fire(Agni), Air(Vayu) and Sky(Akash) and three subtle elements viz., Mind, Intelligence and Ego and beyond it Soul exist. In Sanskrit the body is defined etymologically as follows: " Seeryathe iti sareeraha :"  It  means:  that which decays is body or Sarira " Dahyathe iti deha ": It is called body because it is burnt. It means the body is constantly consumed by the fire of desire while alive. Lord Sri Krishna in Bhagavath Githa Chapter 18 Verse 61 says that: " ishvarah sarva-bhutanam hrd-dese arjuna tishthati bhramayan sarva-bhutani yantrarudhani mayaya " Lord Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, the body in which you reside is a machine made from my material energy. Based on your past karmas, I have given you the kind of body you deserved. I too am seated in it and am noting all your thoughts, words, and deeds. Upanishads described the B ody as: &