AIM for Seva

You Are Only a Managing Trustee of Your Body

On the occasion of International Yoga Day, we share a spiritual perspective of our body written by Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati.

Although, you refer to your body as ‘my body,’ it is, in fact, not totally your body. You are merely a trustee of this body. Your parents have a claim over it and so has your wife. The State has a claim over this body, and so do your children. Meanwhile, the bugs inside your body lay a claim saying that this body is their inherited house.

If so many people lay a claim to your physical body, you become only a managing trustee. Once you are a managing trustee, you have to manage it properly. The body is entrusted to you.

Similarly, you relate to the mind by understanding its limitations, its moods, its vagaries and so on. There is an order governing the mind. You understand its fear and anxieties. You do not condemn it and thereby condemn yourself. So, with understanding you relate to your body as well as your mind.

Excerpted from

Moments with Oneself Series

Freedom in Relationship