Saturday, August 17, 2019

May you live for 100 years…

Dr KK Aggarwal

The description of 100-year life comes from Vedic medicine.

·         कुर्वन्नेवेह कर्माणि जिजीविषेत् सतं समाः
एवं त्वयि नान्यथेतोऽस्ति  कर्म लिप्यते नरे
kurvanneveha karmāṇi jijīviṣet sataṃ samāḥ
evaṃ tvayi nānyatheto'sti na karma lipyate nare…
(2nd Mantra, Isha Upanishad)

In the world, one should desire to live a hundred years, but only by performing actions. Thus, and in no other way, can man be free from the taint of actions.

·         जीवेम शरदः शतम् [अथर्ववेद, काण्ड १९, सूक्त ६७]: We should live for 100 years

·         Aitareya Upanishad Khanda 8: “This becomes perfect as a thousand of Brihatî verses, and of that hymn, perfect with a thousand Brihad verses, there are 36,000 syllables. So many are also the thousands of days of a hundred years (36,000)” of human life.

·         Brahmacharya ceremony: At the time of the investiture with the holy thread, the boy is blessed with the word: ‘May you live a hundred years!’

·         After the marriage ceremony, the husband and wife pray together: ‘May we live a hundred autumns!’

Dr KK Aggarwal
Padma Shri Awardee
President Elect Confederation of Medical Associations in Asia and Oceania (CMAAO)
Group Editor-in-Chief IJCP Publications
President Heart Care Foundation of India
Past National President IMA

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