It is said that, attire moulds the attitude and the attitude in turn decides the attire. Attitude means a field of vibrations of emotions – spiritual emotions that are created in the subconscious mind of an individual. Since this field is subtle, through its task oriented speed, it can charge another individual in least time, thereby, transferring its thoughts into the mind of the other individual by its mere existence.
The field of Tama-predominant thought process emitted through the medium of non-sattvik attire in the outward direction, gradually pollutes the entire society, thereby, trapping it into a vicious cycle of progressive decline. In contrast to this, a sattvik attire promotes sattvikta by generation of a source of sattvik thoughts in the mind of the individual through contact, leads the individual towards national resurgence.
The current era is predominant in the vibrations of the Raja-Tama components. Hence, the present day attires display varieties that have scope for physical exposure, that in turn bring about a decline in moral values. Hindu culture has a rich heritage of purity and modesty, whereas, the present day prevalent lifestyle, which is based on the western culture symbolises demoniacal behaviour. Through this decline in the style of attires, the human mind is harming itself as well as the Nation. In this article, let us understand the effect our adoption of western attire, which is predominantly non-sattvik, specifically the effect on an individual wearing pant and bush shirt or pant and shirt.
A bush shirt can be both, half as well as full-sleeves; it has buttons right down the front, without a cut anywhere near the lower hem.
A shirt can be both, half as well as full-sleeves; it has buttons right down the front and there is a semi-circular (with its concavity facing down) cut on its lower hem on either sides.
2. Why is western attire inappropriate?
Clothes designed and popularized by the westerners such as pant and shirt, pant and bush shirt, jeans and T-shirt, coat and tie, etc. are Raja-Tama predominant. Negative energies are quickly attracted towards Raja-Tama components, and hence, the possibility of attacks of negative energies upon wearing such clothes increases.
3. Subtle effect on the individual who wears pant and shirt
Particles of Chaitanya (Divine consciousness) are generated in the cotton shirt because cotton is sattvik.
In pant and shirt, which are made of polyester, nylon etc. the proportion of distressing energy is greater.
When a man wears such an attire (pant and shirt), he loses his physical and spiritual stability; he becomes unstable.
Distressing vibrations generated upon wearing pant and shirt may adversely affect the Shatachakras (Centres in the spiritual energy system located in the subtle-body) of men.
4. Why should men not tuck the shirt in the trousers ?
If the shirt is tucked in, the energy remains congregated in one place; and if it is not tucked in, the energy is dissipated, thereby, protecting an individual from negative energies : Proportion of energy getting congregated in one place increases if the shirt is tucked in. When not tucked in, the proportion of emission of the negative energy increases. Therefore, the extent of protection of the individual from negative energies is greater if the shirt is not tucked in the pant.
|Shirt tucked in||Shirt not tucked in|
|1. Active Principle||Raja-Tama||Raja-Sattva|
|2. Dissipation of Divine waves||Limited to the physical body; active near its sheath||Benefit of Chaitanya, which is in an activated state is not limited to the physical body (of the wearer), but it is also emitted towards other individuals|
|3. Nature of the active waves around the body||Uneven and distressing in nature||Continuous and stable|
|4. Type of movement of the active waves||Zigzag||Circular, but having a distinct direction|
|5. Effect on the mind||Continuous thoughts||Calmness and sometimes attaining a thoughtless state|
|6. Effect on the physical body||Increase in restlessness||Body experiencing calmness and stability|
|7. Body-awareness||Repeated attention goes towards the shirt and its appearance, leading to increased attention to the body.||As the shirt requires no attention, many a times the individual pays no attention to his body|
Even if clothes such as pant and shirt are Raja-Tama predominant, they are prevalent today. The fact is, developing a mentality amongst people to give up wearing pant and shirt because of their shortcomings, and start wearing sattvik clothes as mentioned in Hindu culture is difficult. With this perspective in mind, the benefits of not tucking in the shirt have been mentioned, so that it is possible to retain at least some sattvikta through the medium of the prevalent clothes. – Compiler
Reference: Sanatan Sanstha’s Holy Text ‘Spiritually beneficial clothes for men’