Comparison of different types of washed and unwashed, new and used clothes

Wearing clean clothes is something which we all like. No one would prefer wearing unwashed, smelling, stained clothes unless deemed necessary. This is understood at an intellectual level that unclean clothes do not give us the pleasure and comfort which a clean and washed cloth can give. This article speaks about why exactly do we feel comfort wearing washed clothes and uncomforting wearing unwashed clothes.

1. Effects of wearing unwashed (dirty) and
dhutavastra (washed clothes) and the corresponding subtle-pictures

Dirty clothes have a lot of Raja-Tama -predominant waves accumulated in a gross state. When such dirty clothes are worn, there is every likelihood of the gross as well as the mental body becoming impure because of the contact with the Raja -Tama-predominant waves. This increases the possibility of developing serious physical disorders and the mind getting engrossed in non-sattvik thoughts. Therefore, avoid wearing dirty clothes. The touch of a dhutavastra helps accumulate Sattva component in the body; an individual begins to lead a value-based life and begins to march towards the spiritual goal. Therefore, one should always wear dhutavastra. – A Scholar (Through the medium of Mrs. Anjali Gadgil, Magh Krushna Ekadashi, KaliyugVarsh 5110 [3rd March 2008], 10.40 a.m.)

Subtle process that takes place upon wearing washed clothes

Click on the below Subtle Drawing / Picture for a larger view !

Subtle effects of wearing washed clothes
Subtle effects of wearing washed clothes

Subtle-picture by: Ms. Priyanka Lotlikar, Sanatan Sanstha

2. Washed and unwashed cotton garments

Talking about the effect of new washed and unwashed cotton garments and used washed and unwashed cotton garments, there is again a difference in imbibing positive and negative frequencies. Washed clothes increase their capacity to imbibe sattvik waves and impart them momentum, and hence attack of negative energy is less; with a washed new garment having even lesser chances of a negative energy attack. An unwashed new garment increases the capacity of holding grossness-predominant waves leading to a little higher proportion of negative energy attacks. The proportion of attacks of negative energies is relatively higher in an unwashed used garment, due to the presence of Raja-Tama particles. The effect felt by others after looking at new clothes is an enthusiastic one with a motivation to undertake tasks. Looking at used clothes on the other hand gives an irritation in the eyes and people do not feel like looking at it. With respect to Chaitanya (Divine consciousness), new washed clothes have highest capacity (15%) to emit Chaitanya and the used unwashed clothes have least (5%) capacity to emit Chaitanya. The person wearing washed new clothes feels being pushed, whereas the unwashed new clothes cause numbness in hands and legs. With respect to the used clothes, there is an increase in the feeling of uneasiness after wearing washed clothes and the unwashed clothes cause body to become numb due to gross appearing sagun (Materialized).

3. Washed and unwashed silk garments

In case of silk garments, be it new or used, washed or unwashed, the effect is somewhat similar to cotton garments. The capacity to emit Chaitanya is the highest in a new washed silk garment. Since they are not charged with the individual’s vibrations and dirt, their ability to attract Sattva component is high. Hence, the proportion of creation of black covering on washed new silk clothes is lesser than that on unwashed new silk clothes. In case of washed new silk clothes, due to the Tej (Absolute Fire Principle) in flowing waves, realization of movement of warm waves in the body is felt. Even though the clothes are sattvik, since they are not washed Raja-Tama accumulates over them; this reduces their ability to imbibe sattvik waves. Hence, the proportion of negative energy attacks on such clothes is higher when compared with new silk clothes. In case of a new unwashed garment there is a feel of pressure of warm energy on the chakras (Centre in the body through which the spiritual energy flows) within the body. The proportion of sattvik waves attracted towards silk clothes is higher; hence, the proportion of negative energy attacks on them is lesser than on cotton clothes. In case of washed used clothes there is sweating due to the Tej waves arising from the cloth. An unwashed used garment will give an experience of heat in the body due to gross appearing sagun. A higher proportion of dirt in unwashed clothes causes greater hindrance to the flow of sattvik waves that are attracted towards it and as a result, the extent of black covering on it is higher. The unwashed new silk clothes have a refreshing effect on minds of the other people looking at them, an effect of feeling better after looking at washed used silk clothes and least effect while looking at unwashed used silk clothes.

4. Washed and unwashed valkal (Clothes made from the bark of a tree)

Our ancient Saints and Sages wore valkals In this regard, the western critics out of ignorance wrote, ‘The Saints and Sages were in the primitive stage; hence, they wore valkals. Looking at the capacity of the valkals to thwart negative energies and to emit Chaitanya, it only shows how complete the action of wearing of valkals (by the Sages and Sages) was from a spiritual perspective. This also shows the competence of Saints and Sages as well as the supremacy of the Hindu Dharma. – A Scholar (Through the medium of Mrs. Anjali Gadgil, 18th September 2006, 3.50 p.m.)

Let us find out what differences are there in wearing a washed and an unwashed valkal. Washed valkals indigenously have greater capacity to store Tej in the form of fire. Additionally, due to the influence of the Apa-tattva (Absolute Water Principle), Tej-form waves in it become suitable for the individual to imbibe, thus reducing the extent of the attacks. Flow of Tej-form waves increase the heat in the voids within the body, due to which the heat is felt from within; however, externally the body is cool. It also gives a pure feeling to the individual. Tej-tattva in unwashed valkals is active to a larger extent; activating it further and availing the benefit is possible only when the spiritual level of the individual crosses 60 %. Due to the concentration of inactive gross appearing Tej and the dirt accumulated on it, the extent of attacks of the negative energies is relatively greater. Contact with the gross-appearing Tej-form waves gives the feeling of numbness in the body, increasing the feeling of heaviness.

Reference : Sanatan’s Holy text ‘How should the clothes be from a spiritual perspective?’

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