THE THREE MODES TRIGUNA!

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THE THREE MODES


TRIGUNA!
THE THREE QUALITIES OF THE MIND


1.

Goodness


-

Sat
t
va


2.

Passion


-


Rajas


3.

Ignorance

-

Tamas


Beyond the three doshas, on the level of the mind, intelligence and ego
are the three qualities called triguna (three ropes). Every thought and
conscious or sub
-
conscious action or impulse is born of these three
modes. Whenever the term
Triguna

is applied
in the Vedas it means the
three modes of the mind

(intel
ligence, ego and consciousness)

goodness,
passion and ignorance
. How the world is permeated with these three
modes is elaborately explained in the most famous Vedic text
Bhagavad
Gita

spoken by Lord
S
ri Krishna, the entire c
hapter
fourteen
is dedicated
to discussing
the
philosophy of
triguna
.


By understanding the modes
,

one gains a transcendental existence
.
1



The modes condition everyone wh
o comes in contact with nature.
2


The mode of goodness
sometimes

defeats passion and ignorance.
3


If passion increases there is great attachment, hard work, int
ense
endeavou
r and uncontrollable desire and hankering. If ignorance
increases there will be inertia,

darkness, madness and illusion.
4


The three modes

are the covering energy of the Supreme Personality!
5




1

Bhagavad Gita
, 14:2.

2

Bhagavad
Gita
, 14:5.

3

Bhagavad Gita
, 14:10.

4

Bhagavad Gita
, 14:12
-
13.

5

Srimad Bhagavatam
, Canto 3, Chapter 26. Text 5, Fundamental Principles of Material Nature

2


When you see there is nothing beyond these three modes……..
6


Goodness (sattva) is considered the balancing guna because goodness
purifies

and balances

ignorance (tamas) and passion (rajas).


Possibly
Vedic culture and every religion and spiritual culture
radiates this concept

of the cultivation of goodness?


For the above reason of goodness being the harmonizer,
several

Ayurvedic texts consider there are only two modes, namely pa
ssion and
ignorance. S
i
mply speaking goodness has no
base
fault and is not
considered

a
disturbing

mode

but

an essential constituent of life
.’
7


Hearing
Vedic culture with the

epics of avatars, sages
, great kings and
queens and ultimately supreme personalities like Lord Rama
and Lord
Krsna, deliver
s

a vibration of pure goodness which purifies the base
m
odes of ignorance and passion. G
oodness illuminates even the darkest
place, gives the lamp of knowledge
to brighten

the deepest of mental
caves. Everyone appreciates goodness, e
veryone loves a hero, whether
we realize it or not
,

we are always h
ankering afte
r this
element
,

goodness.


Tamas……………………….
Sattva

…………………………Rajas

Ignorance
-
Madness<
<<<<<Goodness balances
>>>
>>>Passion
-
Disease


Each mode is far reaching with short and long
term effects because
primarily the modes affect the choices we make and how we enga
ge in
activity. Elements

which ultimately produce madness and sleep (tamas
-
ignorance) or intense endeavor, grief and disease (rajas
-
passion) or
knowledge and illumination ar
e dependent on our choosing them.





6

Bhagavad Gita
, 14:19.

7

Yogesh Chandra Mishra,
Padartha Vijnaana

p.180

3


Ignorance gives birth to intoxication and madness, passion produces
intense activity, greed and disease while goodness, gives illumination,
knowledge and attachment to happiness.

We like to blame the world, parent
s, frien
ds and any other person

for

our
distress not realizing the conditioned choices we make are the chief
source of our own suffering and also joy. How the triguna of goodness

(
sat
t
va), passion (rajas) and ignorance (tamas)
are

the support which
gives

a
platform for the soul to express material existence is t
he prime
subject matter of S
ankhya philosophy which is presented in the chapter
entitled Sankhya Philosophy,

The Fundamental Principles of Material
Nature
.’


When we

understand Sankhya philosophy of
Kapila, the son of Devahuti

one

can link the omnipresent

and omnipotent

force
triguna to the
evolution of the sou
l into its present condition.


TRIGUNA


CONDITIONAL EXISTENCE


According to the Vedas, association with the two base modes, ignorance
and pass
ion
,

present the living entity with a covering or conditioning of
consciousness
,

which is base human, animal or less.


Sri Krishna states in the Bhagavad Gita that when a person dies
influenced by the mode of goodness they attain higher planets or
heavenly

abodes. When one quits their body in the mode of passion they
take birth amongst those engaged in passionate fruit
ful

activities, while
death primarily in the mode of ignorance affords one a birthplace in the
animal kingdom.
8


T
he powerful modes of nature
condition the living entity to vario
us
coverings which are gladly
ac
cepted.

You might say, Triguna
is

the
powerful
weather conditions of
life

manifesting in body,

mind
,

intelligence and ego
!




8

B:G, Ch14:14
-
15

4



Now the world is becoming blinded
by these base modes
,

and despite
the pitfalls of a chemical
civil
i
z
a
tion with

endemic cancer (over 40%
Austra
lian deaths

per year

from cancer), pandemic heart disease (over
50% will die from artheriosclerosis) and unmatched degenerative
disease
s

topped wi
th mental disea
se and dementia
cases
rising swiftly.
U
nder
the base
modes
of material nature
,

one is proud of such a sub
-
humane culture
,

and of course
passion dictates
everything is fine
,
because we know so much
.


This modern life under the base modes bree
ds madness, illusion and
greed
,

so much so
,

that the base humans of this type of civil
i
z
ation
become less than the animals in finer qualities.

So many choose to
isolate themselves in fancy tin boxes on wheels that blow out poison into
the air in communiti
es which say hello to each other once a year at the
street party.
It appears sincere

friendship is found in the feline and
canine kingdom to be more rewarding than the human platform.


SHOW ME GOD!


We may have at one time thought or said to
a
speci
al pers
on, “Well then
s
how me God! I would like to see God
,

have you a phone number or
address?” According to the Vedas, the cov
ering of Triguna is the the
cata
ract of the eye of the mind
, intelligence
, false ego

and soul
obstructing vision of the absolute. The
three

modes are the blurry
window obscur
ing the divine vision inherent
in each sentient being
’s
soul
.

Ignorance and passion give no view of the absolute
,

while
goodness may give an inkling of that inconceivable absolute which
satisfies the thirst and hunge
r of
all

soul
s
. Premanjana cchurita
9

verse
explains this.



The understanding of the power of goodness, is sublime!




8 Bhaktisiddanta Sarasvati Thakur,
Sri Brahma Samhita,

Text 38. (see over page)

5



Brahma Samhita sung by Lord Brahma.
10





10


Bhaktisiddanta Sarasvati Thakur,
Sri Brahma Samhita,

Text 38.


6



11




11

Bhaktisiddanta Sarasvati Thakur,
Sri Brahma Samhita,

Text 38.

7


On the clinical level, the mode of goodness affords on
es

attraction to
morning sunshine, pure water, fresh air, fruits, vegetables and fresh
wholesome grains. While the modes of passion and ignorance dictate
attachment
to

flesh, blood, cigarettes, useless talk bereft of wisdom and
torture to obtain more money.
Naturally, a person with more goodness
will improve in a clinical situation faster and deeper than a person
influenced primarily by ignorance and passion.

Goodness fosters happiness,
while ignorance and passion,
encourage

madne
ss, illusion, greed and disea
se.

I
n such

a civilization
the living
entity is

looking fo
r happiness
,

as a deluded person

searches
for
water in
the desert.


COMPARING THE THREE MODES WITH THE THREE DOSHAS?



Students and Western Ayurvedic texts to date
,

make the same mistake of
trying to compare the three modes to the three doshas. This comparison
according Charaka Muni the original Ayurvedic Herbalist is not
possible.
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Triguna
is

sometimes called ‘the doshas of the mind’ and
tridosha are known as ‘the d
oshas of the body’. Triguna is Vedic in
origin explained in Sankhya philosophy, while tridosha appears as an
Ayurvedic philosophy used in clinical practice which was developed
by
Ayurvedic muni’s
over many centuries.




Why does Charak
a discourage comparing modes and doshas
?



There will be no gain, only confusion! What can be gained by
comparing the function of a cup of water with something like a thought
and intellect?




12

The Legacy of Charaka by Dr M. S. Valiathan

p.ivii

8


Ayurveda is based on
logic

with a scien
tific thread of
thought
. If we
compare items that have some similarities there is a chance of gain by
comparison.

However
,

to
tightly
compare
modes of the
nature, triguna which are

the
weather conditions that

the mind, intelligence, false ego and

consciousness
are subjected too,
with the func
tion of the universal

elements,
earth, water, fire, air and space,
defies intellect. There are
basically no steady similarities to compare.


Right knowledge with realisation, self
-
control, memory and a focused
mind
balance the triguna (the dosas of the mind)!
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THE GREATEST MEDICINE
S ARE YOUR CHOICES!

The role of choices and polluted consciousness in health.


According to

Ayurvedic text
14

three important, yet simple causes of
imbalances and disease are documente
d. The first are the choices
one

make
s
, the second is how
one

execute actions! The third is change of
season which we will discuss later in the next section entitled, ‘Moving
the Goal Posts of Health’.

TWO PRIMARY CAUSES OF DOSHIC IMBALANCE!


1.

Improper cho
ices or to offend your intelligence.




Source of health is therefore

intuitive proper choices!


2.

Over
-
use, under
-
use and mis
-
use of the senses
.




Source of health is therefore

balanced execution of actions!

Ou
r

crimes against intelligence are born of a fault of the mind in contact
with excessive ignorance and passion!




13

The Legacy
of Charaka by Dr M. S. p.10

14

P.S. Byadgi,
Ayurvediya Vikrti Vijnana & Roga Vijnana
, Ch 17, Nidana Pancaka

9


1.

Improper choices or to offend intelligence
.


Ayurveda calls
improper choices

‘a mistake of the intelligence’
(prajnana aparadha) or to offend the intelligence in other modern words
‘being bloody stupid’. One makes a choice which is not for ones benefit.
Many examples are there in
life
, of course there are the big mistakes,
smoking
, drugs, alcohol addictions but then there are the little
habits and
mistakes,
that build up over time. Fried food,
over
acidic and fast
,


processed foods
and sweet foods in excess
,

overtime cause many
diseases. According to Charaka Muni, wholesome is not
a fixed
quantum,
‘That food which nurtures all the tissue of the body, and
which puts the body into balance, is wholesome
.’

So naturally we can

conclude wholesome choices are
:
-



‘Those choices which nurture all the tissue of the body, and which
puts the b
o
dy into balance, are wholesome.’


Those choices which are in tune with the intelligence which balance our
body and mind are the correct harmonising (yoga) choices.


IT’S
YOUR CHOICE
!

Taking responsibility fo
r our one’s own choices is naturally e
ntwined
wi
thin the
Ayurvedic thought
matrix
. One can choose diet, lifestyle and
herbal practices which foster health of body and mind, or one can choose
practices which foster disease

of the body and mind
.



According to Caraka
15

the
doshic disturbance which is the
foundational
cause of unmaada a variety of disorders beginning with depression,
manic depression and different types of schizophrenia were simply
caused by improper diet (your choice), abnormal body postures
(improper action) and severe mental agitation.





15

Caraka Samhita, M. S. Valiatham, pp. xliv
-
xlv

10



Caraka explains
that

the

beginning was considered the disturbance of
the doshas due to choice
s

and improper action
s
, the di
fferent varieties of
unmaada are

due to the variety of doshic disturbance
s
, Vata, Pitta or
K
apha or a mixture.


It’s Genetic!

One m
ight ask, ‘What about genetic faults as a cause of disease?’

Firstly
we need to understand
what is

a genetic fault, is it
something like

this?


The ancients naturally taught self
-
responsibility for body and soul!

Goddess herself, Mother Nature, say Kalidevi has made a tremendous

error of judgement or God himself
,

say Visnu

in a drunken episode

has
misplaced these
genetic
codes causing great havoc to the sentient beings
who are dependent on these programs.

Or is it

that these genetic codes
respond and change over generations due to environmental factors like
chemical pollution, radiation and electromagnetic fields on one level.
Researchers
16

have found that third generation rats exposed to a
common fungicide were not able to deal with stress like the source
generation.

David Crews the author of the

study, suggests chemicals are
decreasing the ability of humans to deal with stress!


On another

level
,

modern food processing
is producing food that your
body digests in a new
novel
way, it is called an immune response!
Researchers from
17

Buffalo University found that a fast food breakfast
brings an immediate immune response with all the inflammator
y
markers such as ROS (reactive oxygen species

or free radicals
), NF
Kappa alpha B (showing chronic inflammation and a marker of
oncogenisis) and abnormally high WBC
(white blood cells)
showing an
acute inflammation.

Not even an alien from Mars could rela
te to such gourmet delights.

The
creator herself and
/or

himself did not genetically allow for such dietary
perversion
,

as such the human race is undoubtedly on a more twisted
course than the very DNA within each cell.




16

University of Texas study,
David Crews,
May 2012
, Fungicides found to create
future stress.

17

June
19, 2004 Buffalo University, NY.

11


Further
more,

an article picked up by
Peter Lavelle, ABC Health and
Well Being
18
, entitled the ‘Journey of a Cheeseburger.’ ‘Wou
ld you like
Free Radicals with
t
hat.’ Documents the inflammatory and free radical
(ROS) response to modern food in alarming detail.
19




When things go in
side out, just blame ‘
the creator
’!





What does Medical Science Actually Know?


Today you can purchase state of the art
,

university

texts on disease
called Pathophysiology, with thousands of pages of diseases well
documented
. To your amazement you will find a
lmost each and every
single disease is d
escribed as ‘idiopathic.’
Latin for the idiot does not
know, or more correctly ‘
cause mo
stly
unknown.’


In a modern society of incredible scientific marvels
, with speedy human
beings,
zipping around on four fancy rubber tyres
,

you would expect
more complete knowledge than the animal community that are running
around on four stout legs.

But u
nfortunately both of the four legged and
wheeled group are unaware of the cause of
most

disease. My Ayurvedic
teacher would infer, ‘four wheels don’t necessarily render you a human
being

better than the animals
,

but knowledge and wisdom is the mark of
huma
n life
!’


Let us take Dia
betes 1 as an example
,
The Australian reported
20

‘Push to
Solve the Riddles of D
iabetes’

It is a medical mystery
,

cases o
f diabetes

are rising at a rate of 3% per year.’

A research trial has been initiated
by over 200 inst
itu
tions worldwide and fifty genes have already been
linked to the disease.





18

Feb. 7, 2008
, The Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

19

See, Safe and Unsafe Carbohydrates
, Ch 12 & 10.

by Jay D Mulder

20

Australian Newspaper, May 26, 2012, Health Section p.7

12


However
,

Caraka
has documented,

2600 years ago t
he cause of prameha
(Diabetes) as
improper diet (improper choices) and sedentary lifestyle
(underuse of the senses).

It seems that
me
dical
science

as a body
,

has
become
so
refined
,

and

so
called

sophisticated

and
highly i
ntellectu
al
,

that the thoughts of such a medical science
,
could not be deciphered by
the gr
eatest computer in the universe
. Y
et little is known about

the

actual
disease
,

cause and prevention
,

all that is achieved seems to be

securing
large amounts of money

for more research
.

Mayapahrtajnaana means knowledge stolen by illusion!
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WHY DO NEW BORNS SUFFER!

Y
ou might ask
,

‘W
hat about children who are born fully with a health
handicap?


The answer is, you

need to look at the underlying ca
uses and
you will find one major cause is

the
greedy materialistic
,

passionate
,

industrialisation and pollution
of the environment which is

wholly and
solely the work of humans controlled by pa
ssion and ignorance.


For example
,

the International Agency for Research on Cancer
22

has

predicted cancer rates will rise by 75% in the next 18 years. In 2008
figures show cancer diagnosis worldwide of 12.7 million people in 18
years that figure is predic
ted to be over 22 million people

per year
.


Now, that is not from eating carrots, or it did not used to be, but now
because of fungicides, pesticides and artificial fertilisers rendering the
produce

it

is

not only a chemical cocktail but also nutrient
deficient

from
poor soil and

arti
ficial farming practices. Now in this
fantasmogarian

age of science e
ven a carrot
and an apple
can give you cancer!

In 1950’s cancer was considered a disease for old people

only
, now in
2012
, that

cancer has adopted the
ver
y
young. What is the cause
?

As David Su
zuki highlighted in an Australia
n

lecture tour
23
, ‘Humans
are
the
earth

s deadly problem!’

Industrialised h
umans make a problem
with

a disease, then make a
profit from managing the disease which creates another disease
!




21

Sri
Krishna, Bhagavad Gita, 7:15

22

Freddie Bray, International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France. 2008

23

Frankston, Melbourne 2007

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THE CAUSE OF DISEASE continued:


1.

OVER
-
USE, UNDER
-
USE AND MIS
-
USE OF THE SENSES.


Over
-
use, under
-
use and mis
-
use of the senses which is called
mithya
yoga

in Ayurveda is

major

cause of disease.
How we perform act
ivities,

can cause disease, such as eating on the run, ice drinks with meals,
eating when the stomach has not finished digesting the previous meal as
well as skipping meals can cause
chronic
health issues over time.


Imbalanced doshas and disease can be precipitat
ed simply with over
indulgence in one taste. Over
-
indulgence in sweet, sour and salty food in
Ayurveda describes diseases which
are

due to over nourishment.
Diseases such as,
obesity
,
deposition of excessive fat around the neck,

diabetes mellitus
,
fever
,
a
scitis
,
anal fistular
,
cough
,
stuphor
,
obstruction
of urine
,
ama

(mucus, blockages of channels),
skin diseases.


Over use of sweet taste
24

leads to:

Aggravated medas (fat) and kapha
(water)
,
obesity
,
reduced digestive fire
,
diabetes mellitus, depression,
s
tupor
,
tumours all over the body
,
Thyroid enlargement and deposition
of fat around the neck.


Over use of sour taste leads to:

Looseness of the body
,
various eye
diseases
,
giddiness
,
itching all over the body
,
anaemia
, acidity,
vesicles
all over the body
,
fever
,
swelling all over the body
,
burning sensation
and increased thirst.


Over use of salty taste leads to:
Inflammatory arthritis
,
baldness
,
greying of hair
,
wrinkles on the skin
,
excessive thirst
,
various skin
diseases
,
vesicles all over the body, fati
gue.


When nectar is taken in excess it becomes poison!
25




24

Dr Meera, Rajah Healthy Acres

25

Tamil Nadu folklore

14



Over use of raw and cold food in the cold season also overuse of yoghurt
and nuts are common causes of
indigestion after doshic imbalance
.


When we over
-
do an activity the good can become bad,
walking, horse
-
riding, swimming, and kissing; try kissing your beloved for a full twenty
four hour day. Not performing or being neglectful of an activity may
cause imbalance, not using salt at all, not cleaning your teeth properly is
to under
-
do. Cleaning
your teeth with the toilet brush is a clear case of
miss
-
do.


Ayurveda gives the responsibility to you, you are the mayor of the city
of the body, you are the charioteer in charge of the upkeep of the chariot.
It is your balanced activities of enjoyment
, s
leep and activity that
determine your own health.

A source of health is therefore using the senses of body in
contact with the world in
an enjoyable
balance
d context

according to
individual,
time, place
, qualities

and variables.


WHY

DO HUMANS MAKE UNWHOLESOME CHOICES
?


One might pose the question as to why humans are so capable of making
such intellectual insulting choices and to misjudge acti
vities that cause
ultimate self
-
harm

and disease
. We have various


sensual information
and
input that affords us a certain scope of thought. You cannot cook a
vegetable dish from simply dirt and water, even though
philosophically
the basic ingredients of a vegetable are soil and water.
One

need
s

fresh
vegetables and ghee and spice to cook a deli
cious dish.
A dish is as good
as the ingredients and the cooking.


We recei
ve

sensory input
from

our environment, the
N
ews
on television

all

about war and
violence, politicians
with

their
chatter
, business
pressure
s

with internal politics,
the
erratic
economy poor today rich
tomorrow, unconscious
addictions
.


The term
‘conditioned

entity
’,

questions just how free one might be!


15


The
ominous
outcome in our consciousness will be a similar vibration
and to build healthy choices and balanced action on such m
ental
conditioning is not such a natural course. The concept is;


If you feed a cow newspaper you are not likely to get quality milk!


The ingredients require
d

to

possess

potential
,

to create something of
goodness
. Some higher conditioning is required, fo
r example yoga,
prayer, mantra
, Vedic

(knowledge) and

philosophy, charity, meditation,
reflection, health study, touching the bare
-
feet on the earth,
caring for a
tree,
doing a noble

activity for no reward,
the list is
sublime
!


Originally in the late 180
0s health retreats in the West
26

were places to
receive sunshine, air, pure water, fruits and vegetables. These natural
opulence

of goodness

were considered medicines to give the body
strength
to fight disease itself
.
The best defence

the body has
,

is within
itself, the immune system
.
27

This is a simple yet profound aspect missing
in modern medicine, there is nothing for you or your immune system to
do in the
modern
process of healing! Except, ‘pay the bill!’


Remember;

Excessive
ignorance

will give
birth to sleep, inertia, intoxication and
madness.


Excessive
passion

will generate anger, intense activity, greed, desire and
disease.


Goodness

will generate knowledge, illumination, happiness and
attachment.


Proper culture of goodness is thus the best
assurance for good health!




26

J
ethro Kloss,
Back to Eden

27

David Servan
-
Schreiber,
Anti
-
Canc
er a New Way of Life,

Ch4
,

Cancers Weaknesses

16


HOW GOODNESS CONTROLS IGNORANCE AND PASSION


When the modes of ignorance and passion are stronger than goodness
they do not afford choices in tune with the higher intelligence of the
body. These two base modes
,
condition the mind

to ignorant and
passionate choices and actions.

Ignorant and passionate choices and
actions without a touch of goodness are generally not in tune with the
intelligence nor regulated actions of the body. Goodness
,

being
connected to knowledge and illuminat
ion rectify the faults of ignorance
and passion. Ignorance delivers madness while passion simply supplies
an abundance of disease. Goodness is required, there is no doubt.
The
cultivation of goodness is paramount to happy human existence?


When you see the

world functioning,
look

for

the three modes.


The cultivation of goodness is the key to healthy life. The cultivation of
knowledge and wise choices in time with the intelligence and intuition
affords a healthy and happy life.


Clinical example of
ignorance, passion and goodness


1.

Patient A


does not want to know why they are ill, nor do they
think of changing their diet. They just want someone to fix them,
they do not care to know how the medicine works.


2.

Patient B

wants a medicine pronto, and wan
ts to know when it is
going to work, and where they pay the bill.

They simply want a
magic bullet no matter the price.


3.

Patient C wants to know why they are ill, how diet

and lifestyle

can help, how the medicine works and how to avoid this in the
future.


Which patient A,B,C, is influenced by

ignorance, passion

or goodness?



The potential for disease lies in passion and ignorance
.

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The potential for disease lies in passion and ignorance because passion
and ignorance without a connection to goodness
,
fuel
improper choices
and actions. Improper choices and actions are the major cause of
imbalanced doshas, imbalanced doshas cause health problems, and
health problems develop into disease over time. Therefore
,

goodness is
the key to good health!



So in conclus
ion by all means develop goodness!


MIND AND BODY THERAPY


Ayurveda mentions many procedures for cleansing the body by
addressing and cleansing of VPK
, doshic

imbalances. The Vedas
mention many processes for cleansing the lower modes namely
ignorance and passion and cultivating goodness in the mind
-
consciousness. Both levels are as important as each other. Together they
both treat the whole you, the body
-
mind c
omplex.


Going to India for Pancakarma Therapy!


One may go to an Ayurvedic health retreat for therapy undergoing
vigorous procedures to improve health for twenty
one days. With a
d
ietary routine of tasty yet moderate food taken according to personal
natur
e and goals,
a regiment of appropriate fresh juices,
a medicine
routine
two

to eight times per day, medicated oil massages daily by two
or three practitioners, steam baths with afternoon head massage, basti
and many

procedures to prepare the body to clear
any imbalanced
doshas
.

T
o

compliment that bodily therapy is realization, awareness and
knowledge that goodness is the key to freedom from disease!


In other words if one spends many days in pancakarma but
does not gain
knowledge, awareness or wisdom

to re
flex, change and improve, then
the therapy is incomplete
.


Self
-
improvement with Veda or knowledge is sublimely healthy!

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For example one is being treated for high acidity which has began to
effect the small intestines with hard air pockets

(gulma)
, pain and
fatigue. If the knowledge which affords control of a diet
which fosters
this condition
is not achieved then the treatment is only partial.


Upon return
,

if the realization that dietary and lifestyle

choices which
are more balancing are not adde
d

then the treatment is only a temporary,
almost palliative care.

When there is a huge swollen carbuncle
,

to ease
the pain one is found to be blowing on the boil. This air passing over the
pussy infection gives a pleasant cooling energy relieving the pain
for a
moment.


The conclusion is that a change of consciousness, an input of goodness
a
nd knowledge, illumination is
the

greatest compliment to medicine and
treatment

and without this ‘change o
f consciou
s
ness’ treatment is
incomplete.

Therefore
, p
ossibly t
he greatest medicine

is,

a
positive
change
of consciousness!



If one goes to an Ayurvedic retreat and watches movies all day without
cultivating knowledge and awareness,
if one simply blindly entrusts
themselves to the care of another,
if a little spark
of goodness

and
knowledge

has not been ignited on the horizon of the mind, then
ignorance and passion will simply reweave their intensity, madness and
disease.

The gains will be short lived while the jewel of knowledge

and
goodness

is obscured by dust!



The concepts of Triguna and Tridosha reveal
a
truly holistic
and
profound
healing
consciousness of the ancients!