DAILY AACHAARAS (CUSTOMS & RITUALS)
Morning getting up at 5.30 and 6.00 am ( optimum active time for the brain).
Prayer sitting on the bed ( to avoid blood pressure jerk for the heart).
Bhoovandanam touching the floor ( to diffuse bio static electricity of body through fingers).
No bed coffee ( to prevent going deleterious materials from mouth to intestine).
Morning ablutions ( to clean the teeth, tongue , face and body cleaning for hygiene).
Minimum ten minutes prayer ( Vedic mantras included, click here to download).
Drinking minimum 6 glass water from 6.00 to 8.00 am (to cleanse the blood).
A prayer before food ( to activate salivary gland and thus the digestive glands).
Doing the work as dharma with full devotions and sincerity (for tensionless mind).
Thinking positives and comparing ourselves with the status of poor , hungry, sick people.
Returning home with a pleasant face and mind, Keep good discussions in the home.
Cleaning face, legs and hands to freshen. Be positive even if any negatives happened.
Spending with family members and listening to the positives and negatives of the children.
Give solutions/suggestions for their problems and appreciation for their achievements.
Eating food together atleast once in every day with family members, if possible always.
Keep the feeling that none is lower or higher among the family members. All are equal.
Ultimate aim and pathways in the family is sharing, caring and curing.
Do some social work for supporting poor, needy hungry, old or orphan or anyone you feel worth.
While doing social service never expect anything in return/ no awards / shawl/ bouquet.
Do all work with yajna bhaava, if possible let your family members also support such services.
Going to bed with a prayer of thanks giving to god for keeping the day pleasant .
And a prayer for making the future days also pleasant and useful for all family members.
With pranams !
Dr. N. Gopalakrishnan,
M. A.; M.Sc.;Ph.D.; D.Litt.;
Indian Institute of Scientific Heritage.