The Diseases of Modern Life and the Ayurvedic Approach

  • By Bhaswati Bhattacharya
  • June 2015

Ayurveda is the oldest systematic thinking about health and disease created by humans. It is also part of human karma that the last century has seen humans cast the views of Ayurveda out  of daily reach, relegating it to derogatory terms of being only preventive, useless, and unscientific.

Thus, the wisdom of Ayurveda is practised by very few people in its authentic form, using it for curing disease, promoting healthy longevity, and enhancing wisdom. Ayurveda is a world view that advocates human allegiance and surrender to the forces of Nature that are described partially in modern physics, chemistry, and biology. As these forces, described in encoded form in the Vedas and advocated by the Hindu world view, are uncovered slowly by the modern sciences, society is newly discovering science that in fact was already described but only for those who had the maturity to decipher the magic of the truth. Ayurveda simply states these truths in typical sutra form; those who ponder on each sutra may unravel the message encoded quietly in the terms, much as dna is coiled and supercoiled, and when fully opened, has revealed the blueprint of life.

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