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Germs Does Not Cause Disease But Are Found In Diseased
BNYS 3rd yr.
Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana
Germs are ubiquitous. They are in the air we breathe, the food we eat, the water we drink.
We cannot escape them. We can destroy them only to a limited extent. It is folly to attempt to
escape disease by attempting to destroy or escape germs. Germs are not the causative
factors of disease. We cannot avoid them. We must be proof against them, we can avoid
disease only by keeping ourselves in such a high state of health that they are powerless
Germs do not cause disease but are found breeding in the accumulating waste matter in the
body. In a healthy body, having normal secretions and excretions, the germs cannot find a
breeding ground and are destroyed by the antibodies present in the secretions.Therefore,
even if germs enter our body when we are healthy, they are killed / made ineffective by the
"Just as mud cannot stick to a smooth, oily surface, similarly, the germs cannot blemish a
healthy body." Infections occur in a weakened, damaged or over worked part of the body.
Germs alone can no more produce disease than a seed alone can produce a tree. Just as a
seed must have fertile soil, moisture, warmth, air and sunlight, if it is to grow into a tree, so
the germ, if it is to produce disease, must find certain essential conditions existing in the
bodies of those it enters before it can do the slightest harm. If the body is normal, if it has an
abundance of nerve force, if its blood stream is pure, if there is prompt and vigorous action
of all its essential organs, no germs coming in contact with it can grow and multiply.
Germs doesn’t create ‘dirt’, but dirt which is otherwise called as morbidity, attracts the
Nature Cure recognizes this. Instead of concentrating its energy on killing germs, the activity
of which we cannot escape when the conditions are ripe, nature cure attempts to invigorate
the system, to build up blood and lymph, and to purify the tissues so that germ activity is