The Seven Natural Laws of Health and Happiness
There are seven primary laws of Nature. They deal with temperature, air, water, sun, activity, thought and harmony.
THE FIRST LAW IS THE LAW OF TEMPERATURE
Human life can exist only between two limits of temperature. Extreme heat and extreme cold both destroy life. These limits vary a little at different times of the year and different places and in different organisms. By observing this law and by not subjecting our bodies to ex-tremes of heat and cold we will be taking the first step towards health.
- We should live only in the zones on the earth's surface that are favourable to man.
- We should live in the tropical and temperate zones.
- Our foods should be only those grown or produced in these areas.
- We should eat only raw fruit and vegetables that do not require heat or cold in their preparation.
THE SECOND LAW IS THE LAW OF AIR
- Without oxygen, there can be no human life.
- Respiration is therefore one of the most important functions of our bodies.
- The need for air to oxidise the nutrients and waste products in the bloodstream is so vital that the cessation of life occurs almost simultaneously with the cessation of breath.
THE THIRD LAW IS THE LAW OF WATER
- Life on earth would not be possible without water. All organisms consist mainly of water and so do their foods.
- We need sun-irradiated water contained in fruits and vegetables to keep the blood in good condition.
- The circulation of the blood in the human organism bears the same relationship to the body as the cir¬culation of water does to the earth.
THE FOURTH LAW IS THE LAW OF SUNLIGHT
- Human life is not possible without the sun.
- The radiations of the sun are necessary for vitalizing the air, water and the earth.
THE FIFTH LAW IS THE LAW OF ACTIVITY
- In health we must be active.
Benjamin Franklin once said, "When I rest I rust".
The ancient philosopher, Heraclitus, formulated a statement on activity - He said, "All things exist and at the same time do not exist. No sooner do they exist than they cease to exist. Everything flows back and forth eternally. The clash of opposites is the origin of life."
In other words, movement is one of the main essentials of life. Activity is an essential function. Stagnation or lack of movement can only lead to death.
THE SIXTH LAW IS THE LAW OF THOUGHT
- The degree of perfection of every organism depends on the degree of superiority of its capacity for thought. Thoughts are sources of knowledge, strength, harmony and perfection.
THE SEVENTH AND FINAL LAW IS THE LAW OF HARMONY
- The world (including man on it) exists owing to the fundamental law that all parts of the universe must be in harmony with themselves and with Nature. Those organisms which are out of harmony with themselves or Nature must perish. This is the primary cause of ill-health.
- Millions of people are not only out of harmony with the universe, but are also riddled with internal contradictions. They break the laws by self-indulgence and then try to compensate by breaking another law. In this way, their lives are masses of contradictions and internal and external harmony is impossible. This is what we call ill-health.
These seven laws concern the most basic requirements of life. As necessary as it may be to observe these always, we could not exist as human beings by simply observing these laws as they stand. Even the simplest organisms and animals obey these laws.
In order to achieve the greatest happiness and efficiency we must indulge in those activities which are in harmony with the seven primary laws of Nature.