Category Archives: Ayurveda

Healing according to Dharma

Pain killers at death

Palliative measures can and should be employed whenever possible to mitigate pain and suffering, but the clouding of consciousness through the use of excessive anodyne (pain-killing) therapy should be avoided, as a conscious exit from this plane is beneficial for … Continue reading

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End of Life Process

The death process follows a general pattern, although some stages can be abbreviated to the point of imperceptibility, while others can be extended considerably:   1.    In the terminally ill, prana (life force) becomes debilitated and begins to withdraw from the … Continue reading

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No contraindication

Among salutary means, the subtle are simplest and most effective. When we are mindful of each limb or organ as we exercise it, we bring the mind’s attention, and the prana that bears it, to every part.   What we call … Continue reading

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Health, Disease & Healing

Health is oneness; disease is separation. Health is abiding in peace; disease is agitation. Health is cooperative function; disease is self interest. To heal is to regain oneness, peace, and cooperation.

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Healing Buddha

“His left hand rests in his lap, palm upward, in the gesture of meditative stability or meditation, representing the eradication of sickness and suffering —indeed, the very roots of samsara— through the realization of absolute truth. “From the point of … Continue reading

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Adapting to the Seasons

Exploring seasonal adaptation requires that we understand various seasonal cycles:  The Life-Stage Cycle The Four Quarters of Growth, Production, Decline, and Termination Growth: Ojas Predominates Production: Agni Predominates Decline: Prana-Agni Predominates Termination: Prana Predominates  The Yearly Cycle Spring, Summer, Fall, … Continue reading

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Three Pillars of Health

There are Three Pillars of Health that pervade, interpenetrate, and integrate the subtle and gross bodies. Although we speak of them as three separate principles, they are in essence three expressions of one life-sustaining power. This power adopts these three … Continue reading

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