Value of the Human Body
you ever thought about the real value of the Human Body that
you live in?
There is an interesting ancient tale which beautifully explains
there was a fellow named Salman who was deeply intrigued about
the real value of the human body. He felt this was one of
the most important assets of earthly life, but was confused
as to why majority of people ignored and abused it to the
maximum. So he went to a very learned Teacher and asked him,
please can you tell me what is the real value of the human
body? The Teacher took out a glittering stone from his pocket
and gave it to him, with instructions that he should go to
the three nearby cities and find out from three different
tradesmen the value of this stone, and then come back to him.
Salman entered the first nearby city, he met a Trader selling
fruits and vegetables. As he showed him the glittering stone
and asked what he thought would be the value, the Trader looked
at it with deep intent, and after careful thought offered
a bag of fruits and vegetables for it. Salman had instructions
not to sell or part with it, only to find out the value and
return the stone back to the Teacher.
forward Salman proceeded to the next city, and this time decided
to look for an ornament trader who might be a better judge
to determine the real value. As he took out the glittering
piece of stone from his pocket, the trader was simply astonished,
as he had never seen such a unique master-piece in his entire
life. He offered him a million dollars, and when Salman said
it was not for sale, the trader counter-offered two, then
three, and eventually five million dollars to buy it.
behind the ornament trader in a desperate situation, Salman
moved to the next city and decided to look for a diamond trader,
as he was now even more perplexed about what the real value
of this glittering stone might be. Unlike the ornament trader,
the diamond trader placed no value on the stone, nor did he
make any effort to buy it. He told Salman that the stone was
simply priceless, and no amount of wealth in the entire world
would be sufficient to buy it.
to the Teacher
returned back to the Teacher and related the ordeal he went
through to find out the value of the glittering stone. After
listening carefully to his story the learned Teacher told
Salman, if this piece of stone was considered priceless by
the diamond trader, worth five million by the ornament trader,
and equal to a bag of fruits and vegetables by the fruit trader,
then what do you think would be the value of the human body,
which is equipped with various organs and senses that truly
are the most amazing wonders of the universe. What possible
price would you figure out for a pair of eyes that make you
see the beauty all around, or a pair of legs that move you
from place to place, or the sense of touch, taste, or sound.
And what amount will you possibly pay for the amazing Mind
the human body is equipped with?
Human Body is Priceless
truth is, the real value of the human body is indeed priceless.
If you had with you that glittering stone the learned Teacher
gave Salman, the level of care for the stone will be in direct
comparison to the value you place on it. Likewise, if you
consider the value of the Human Body to be equal to a bag
of fruits and vegetables, you will care for it accordingly.
If you consider it to be worth five million dollars, you will
definitely care and protect it with a little more care and
attention. And if you realized the value of the Human Body
was priceless, the care and protection will be in accordance
with that value. It all depends on your realization, the only
question is: Are you like the vegetable and fruit trader,
or the ornament trader, or the diamond trader?
is considered bitter, and the bitter truth I must tell you
is that majority of us are like the fruit and vegetable trader,
as we hardly place any value on the human body and abuse it
to the maximum with wrong foods, unhealthy lifestyle, dangerous
drugs and medications, and a whole lot of other harmful things.
are only a few who are like the ornament trader, and an extremely
tiny fraction like the diamond trader who know the real value,
and take care of the Human Body accordingly. You can be what
you want to be as that is your personal choice, but as you
age, your body will be exactly in accordance with the care
and attention you give it in the younger days. Now-a-days
after age fifty or sixty, the majority suffer from various
ailments and are solely dependent on drugs and medications
for survival. And by the time people turn seventy or eighty,
life becomes a living hell with health issues like Parkinson's
disease, Dementia, Paralysis etc., which are a direct result
of not taking care of the Human Body in accordance with its
priceless value. Not to forget, Cancer, which can strike even
at an early age due to such non-care.
is never too late to realize the real value of the Body you
live in and care for it in accordance with that value. If
you haven't done it till now, not a problem, you can do it
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