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Maharishi's Vedic Approach to Health - Part I: Dr Anand Srivastava discusses the progressive unfoldment of knowledge
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18 January 2008
Dr Anand Srivastava, Chairman and Managing Director of Maharishi Ayurveda Products Ltd, informed the World Congress of Rajas and Ministers of the Global Country of World Peace of the unique attributes of Maharishi's Vedic Approach to Health that make it the world's most complete and effective system of natural health care. Dr Srivastava provided many precious insights into this ancient wisdom, along with an overview of product research and development, and plans for implementing Maharishi Ayur-Veda worldwide. He also thrilled his audience by announcing a new preparation specifically designed to promote longevity.
Dr Srivastava emphasised the underlying principles of rigorous adherence to Vedic authenticity and to the purity of ingredients, which have guided every stage in the progressive unfoldment of Maharishi Ayur-Veda and its applications since Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Founder of the Global Country of World Peace, first introduced it to the world.
Dr Srivastava reminded everyone that Maharishi's goal from the outset was to create a disease-free society—a concept almost unimaginable at a time when even common problems such as coughs and colds had no solution, chronic disease was affecting more and more people even in the most advanced countries, and serious new diseases had arisen.
Inspired by this supreme target for health, the development of Maharishi Ayur-Veda progressed rapidly, with interest growing from doctors around the world who had devoted their lives to modern medical science. 'As things went along, we started realizing that Maharishi's words are very right,' Dr Srivastava said, 'It is possible to create that disease-free society which Maharishi had given as our objective. We were enjoying success and encouragement with every step we took'.
Doctors accustomed to the hazards of modern medical drug therapies initially found it difficult to understand how any effective preparation could be free from any harmful side-effects. However, Maharishi Ayur-Veda preparations act holistically by enlivening the inner intelligence of the body, thereby restoring balance and promoting health from the most fundamental level of the physiology. In this way, beneficial effects are produced in many aspects of health simultaneously, without creating imbalance. In contrast, the chemical active ingredients used in modern medical drugs are not designed to nourish health as a whole but rather to manipulate isolated physiological functions; inevitably localized therapeutic effects are frequently accompanied by unwanted reactions in other areas of the physiology.
'What happens when a part of our body reduces its functioning or does not work properly? It actually loses intelligence. In the form of Maharishi Ayur-Veda preparations, we provide the body with the required bundle of intelligence which re-enlivens the intelligence of that organ,' Dr Srivastava said.
Dr Srivastava explained that these holistic effects are in keeping with the comprehensive classical definition of health given in the ancient Ayurvedic text, Sushrut Samhita:
Samadoshah samagnish ca samadhatumalakriyah prasannatmendriyamanah svastha ity abhidhiyate
'He whose Doshas* are in balance, whose appetite is good, whose Dhatus** are functioning normally, whose Malas*** are in balance, and whose self, mind, and senses remain full of bliss, is called a healthy person.' (Sushrut Sutrasthanam 15.41)
In Part II of this article, Dr Srivastava reviews research on some key preparations used in this system of natural, prevention-oriented health care, including preparations specifically for promotion of longevity.
* Basic physiological principles governing every aspect of the body
** Tissues of the body
*** Physiological waste products
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