Man suffers from two types of ills, physical and mental; the one caused by the disequilibrium of the three tempers of vatha, pitha and sleshma and the other caused by the disequilibrium of the three gunas, sattwa, rajas and thamas. One peculiar fact about these two types of illnesses is that the cultivation of virtue cures both. Physical health is a prerequisite for mental health and mental health ensures physical health! An attitude of generosity, of fortitude in the presence of sorrow and loss, a spirit of enthusiasm to do good, to be of service to the best of one's capacity; these build up the mind as well as the body. The very joy derived from service reacts on the body and makes you free from disease. The body and the mind are closely interrelated.
- Baba -