MOVEMENT IS THE ESSENCE OF LIFE

By SC.Puri
It is an old saying that change is the law of nature but if we think deeply, this statement is the effect of a certain cause known as a movement. Obviously, every cause has its own effect as the seed is the cause whereas tree is the effect.
It is scientifically true that everything in the universe, from gross to subtle level and from visible objects to invisible thoughts possess motion. This motion is of three types-linear, rotational and vibrational.
All the planets such as mars, mercury etc., revolve around the sun in an anti-clockwise direction in our solar system. At the same time, all the planets also rotate around their own axes. Likewise, our earth also rotates around its own axis from west to east in an anti-clockwise direction at the rate of 15 degrees per hour completing 360 within 24 hours. This rotation of earth gives rise to day and night. Our earth revolves around the sun from west to east in an anti-clockwise direction.T his revolution gets completed within 365.25 days causing climatic changes namely, summer, monsoon, autumn, winter and cold-winter. These climatic changes produce appropriate vegetables and fruits on earth by nature as per requirement of living beings. All of us live in two worlds-outer world and inner world. The outer world is common to every being, animate or inanimate.
The inner world of living beings is specific depending upon the raised level of consciousness of an individual and is termed as innate nature.
The basic principle of the movement of anything, visible or invisible, is based on duality-time and space. Space is independent variable whereas time is a dependent variable. The time starts just at the beginning of any work, the birth of anything such as human body, plants etc., and invisible basic sources such as energy, thought and imagination. Change in the life of a human body appears as childhood, teenage, early adulthood, middle adulthood and later adulthood. These changes occur due to generation, regeneration and degeneration of human body cells. What a wonderful change is observed in plants by nature during photosynthesis. Plants produce oxygen gas in the daytime which we inhale along with air as a life force and exhale carbon dioxide gas which is absorbed by plants to reproduce oxygen gas along with glucose as their diet. This cycle gets repeated throughout the day during sunlight. After sunset, plants start absorbing oxygen gas and give out carbon dioxide gas like other living beings. Purity, activity and inertia are three modes of nature which occur daily. Every person purifies his body in the morning. Most of them worship their venerable deity.I n daytime everybody remains actively busy to perform personal profession for bread and butter. Lastly goes to bed to get sound sleep during the night. This represents inertia. Thus we observe everybody follows the rule of the thumb-the change because of the movement of mother nature.
Bhagavad Gita, the holiest book of Hinduism, teaches us that movement is the law of nature. It teaches us how to face a difficult situation, how to cross hurdles with a sense of fearless thoughts and concentration of mind. The person following duty, discipline,, decency, devotion, wisdom, truth and knowledge becomes detached to unite with the Supreme source and ultimately becomes omniscient, omnipotent and omnipresent.
In the last but not the least, I would like to say that movement is the essence of life whereas stagnancy is the death of life.
(The author   Prof. S.C.PURI  is a retired Professor in Chemistry from D.A.V.College, Jalandhar, Punjab)