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The most essential aspect of Ayurveda: Transcendence
by Global Good News staff writer

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10 November 2012

Vidya Manohar

Vaidya Manohar

Vaidya Dr Manohar Palakurthi, an expert physician in Maharishi Ayur-Veda health care from India, continued his recent comprehensive discourse on the nature of mind and the central role of transcending in restoring balance and health from the deepest level of life.

Please see Part I of this article: Renowned expert in Maharishi Ayur-Veda health care describes the nature of mind

How physical disorders arise from the mind

At this point Dr Manohar presented a fascinating discussion based on Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's explanation of the main cause of mental disturbance, and how this influences the body.

The main cause of disturbance in the mind, he said, is the mistake of the intellect (Pragyaparadh). This means the intellect, which is the discriminating faculty, comes to associate with the field of diversity rather than inner unity, or pure consciousness.

When the mind is settled in pure consciousness, we are Swa-stha, established in the Self, self-referral. When we are not self-referral we begin to violate the laws of nature. This disrupts the energy flow in the body, and the disordered energy flows strongly in some areas and bypasses other areas. The parts of the body where the connection is lost naturally become hard, or 'frozen'. Cells or organs in the 'frozen' areas become dangerous to themselves, and finally dangerous to the whole body.

The most important quality of the mind

This understanding again makes it clear that the mind is the key, as it is the connection to pure consciousness. The mind has three main qualities, Sattva (purity), Rajas (action principle) and Tamas (darkness). Sattva, the pure nature of the mind, should predominate, so that Rajas and Tamas serve it.

Sattva has five distinguishing qualities: compassion, Dharma (right choice in accord with natural law), action, devotion, and faith (positive thinking).

How do we support the growth of these qualities in our lives? Through correct knowledge, Dhairya (patience), Smriti (memory), and Samadhi (transcendence). The most important of these is transcendence, because it nourishes the others.

Vaidya Manohar ended by expressing deepest appreciation to Maharishi for his incomparable light of enlightenment which he shone on Ayurveda, restoring the one essential aspect that had been lost—Transcendental Meditation—and clarifying every aspect of this ancient system of health care to bring out its full healing power.

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