Sanskrit word मुनि means anyone who is moved by inward impulses. Someone who is self-inspired. Someone who is performing duties intuitively.


Now let us understand Latin: Latin word Munis (early *moinis, moenis) has as its principal meaning someone who discharges his office/duty, somebody accomplishing a tasks also contained is the connotation present, gift. Related to it are im-munis (with its derivative im-munitas {immunity}, that is, the exemption from charge or duty.

So in our body, all active cells are Muni(s) or मुनि ((S). They are working as per self-inspiration based on cellular intelligence they carry from birth. Immunity is the process of retiring cells from their duties. Why do we need it?

We need it because their job is over. To maintain the integrity of the body, it is necessary to give them good bye. This process of good bye is a Immune response. This is called Innate immunity. Sometimes, when external conditions are not good, cells die prematurely or their processing is affected severely. So they broadcast messages for help or to alert others in cell community. We call it Viruses. Viruses are dead information. They are not मुनि. They are born to get uprooted once message is conveyed to other cells. We call it viral infection. When severe condition persists for cells, they die prematurely. We call it bacterial infection.

In short, integrity of organism is essential for Muni(s) or Body cell to perform tasks. To help them immune system perform immunity process.

So-called immune system knows which part of the body is self, and what is not-self. A self-marker or a suimarker is endowed to each self-element, an advantage not denied to an alien unit or cell present at the time of thymic maturation.

Philosophically, better the self-image, stable mind, focused actions lead to efficient self-marker system. Increase in auto-immune disorders is nothing but identity crisis. Children are not exposed to mother nature (overuse of antibiotics, cleaning agents, sterile environment, non-exposure to dirt, jungle, river etc) so they miss important synergy with nature and hence…identity crisis -> ASthama, Type 2 diabetes, IBD.

Even at wound location, dead cells, which were own-self few minutes back, are treated as non-self and treated like any other microbe/fungi/virus.

This is vital indication that Human immune system is not so much antimicrobial or antiviral as it is anti–non-self.

So much of brainwashing in last century about Microbes as enemy, virus as enemy, nature as enemy, is hurting our immunity (Self-identity) greatly.

Hence, plague of immune system disorders. Various levels of identity crisis.

Potent solution is: Self-realization by Meditation and concentration. This is possible when mind is calm and stable. Calm and stable mind is possible when you spend good amount of time with mother nature.

Experimental suggestions:

1) Spend at least sunrise and sunset time with mother nature.
2) Plan at least 1 trip to mountain, river, jungle for a week period during period of 1 year.
3) Develop interest in gardening, farming, tree plantation.