Daily conduct
associated with excretory processes

1. Never urinate or defecate in the open

Underlying science

When one urinates and defecates in the open, the area gets charged with Raja-Tama components, thus increasing the dominance of negative energies

When a Raja-Tama predominant action like urination or defecation is performed in the open, the passers-by on the roads get charged with these Raja-Tama components. They act as carriers and transmit this charge to the places they visit, charging the environment there too with Raja-Tama components. This pollutes many places; hence, defecating and urinating in the open should be avoided. This act contributes to samashti (collective) sin. Also, increased activity of negative energies results in distress to all in different proportions.

– A Scholar (Through the medium of H.H. (Mrs.) Anjali Gadgil, 7th December 2007, 12.50 p.m.)


You have stated the reasons for not urinating and defecating in the open. Is that the reason why we are advised not to cross over urine or faeces that may be lying on the road?

A Scholar

The process of crossing over itself is associated with the actions leading to acquiring of gases. Thus, Raja-Tama predominant waves from urine and faeces are attracted to the flow of subtle-sound from these gases and are absorbed in the gaseous void. Therefore, a covering of Raja-Tama-predominant waves is created around the individual who crosses over the faeces. Since negative energies also exist in gaseous form, this environment becomes conducive to their existence. Hence, excretory matter on the roadside should not be crossed over. (Through the medium of H.H. (Mrs.) Anjali Gadgil, 25th December 2007, 7.45 p.m.)

2. Never urinate or defecate on tilled land

Underlying science

Urination and defecation on tilled land causes loss of its original divine energy making it infertile

Tilling the soil activates the dormant Bhugarbha-lahari (Waves emitting from core of the earth) within the soil. The expulsion of these waves charges the related atmosphere with Bhugarbha-lahari. They are beneficial to the sprouting seeds. Only an area laden with Bhugarbha-laharis is termed as ‘fertile soil’. Unholy acts such as urinating and defecating should not be performed on such soil. These acts create a Raja-Tama-predominant environment around the soil, decreasing its sattvikta, and may render it infertile. Such soil also becomes susceptible to attacks by negative energies. These acts result in a loss of divinity in the soil.

3. Never urinate on an anthill

Underlying science

Urination on an anthill reduces its ability to generate Bhumilahari

The Nagdevatas (Serpent Deities) residing in the anthills are associated with the inferior Deities from Deity Shiva’s clan. Similarly, during the ventilation that takes place through the pores of the anthill, Bhumilahari (Waves associated with the Earth Principle) are emitted like a fountain into the atmosphere. These waves purify the prana-deha (Vital body) of the person that enters such an atmosphere. Committing an unholy act, such as urinating or defecation on an anthill, reduces its ability to generate Bhumilahari; Raja-Tama components are responsible for the inertness in an object. Inertness so acquired automatically reduces the ability of those objects to emit Shakti in the form of waves at their respective levels. Hence, it is best to refrain from performing such sinful acts.

4. Do not urinate or defecate in a cowshed

Underlying science

Urination and defecation in a cowshed makes the Holy area unholy

Factors like cow’s urine and cow-dung in the shed, the gaseous burping of cows and the very Divine presence of a cow helps in making the atmosphere in a cowshed constantly pure by emitting waves which increase sattvikta. The subtle gases emitted by the cow’s urine and dung are helps speedy flow of oxygen in the human body. That is why; people living near cowsheds always have good physical and mental health and consequently lead happy lives. Hence, the acts of urination and defecation (that are an open invitation to the Raja-Tama components) are strictly prohibited in such Holy places.

Reference : Sanatan’s Holy Text ‘Daily Conduct and the science underlying its Acts’

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