Why Sustainability and Ayurveda are Future?

Our ancestors and our Indian society believe in the true nature of Ayurveda, personally, socially, universally, and cosmically, and Ayurveda is the science that is derived from Vedas and has the most genuine longevity of life. It is believed that the gift of Ayurveda is given to us by the Doctors of Gods, Ashwini Kumar. Dhanvantari is attributed to Ayurveda in Hindu mythology, the physician to the gods who got it from Brahma.

First of all, Ayurveda gives clear guidelines for lifestyle and nutrition, which all fit within a framework of Dharma. Dharma naturally supports something that carries responsibility for the whole of society and humanity, Ayurveda never goes beyond ethical and environmental matters.

Lifestyle, according to Ayurveda, should be helping to preserve a healthy environment and support nature, in all possible aspects. This cannot but lead to supporting responsible behaviour in keeping our water, our nature, our forests, our cities, our air, and in short, our whole life, as clean and pure as possible. It also implies a natural care for good and sustainable food sources, and agriculture which preserves not only life in the sense of clean and pure production but also responsible and safe nutritional methods. Good examples are the maximum voice for organic products, animal cruelty-free products, active support of organic and biodynamic farming, support for natural agricultural systems such as permaculture.

Ayurveda is totally free from toxicity. Organic farming should also extend to growing the herbs Ayurveda is also used so much for its remedies. Certain herbs may – for example – be very important for certain life-sustaining and health-promoting classical ayurvedic remedies, but if those same plants are overharvested or used for increasing amounts of people ‘needing’ it, this might lead to the extinction of those same plants. A careful approach, planning must be taken care, in order to preserve and guarantee the abundance of all healing plants in nature.

Ayurveda is all about Dharma, Sanskrit terms that signify a sustainable existence and living complex: first, within a culture and the universe, with the living organism itself, and second. Ayurveda almost has an optimistic feeling, well ahead of the artificial world of treatments of today. Ayurveda has both preventive and curative elements, much like scientific medicine. Ayurveda is known to be one of the oldest of the worldwide recognized traditional systems of medicine (TSMs). In this traditional form of medicine, ancient knowledge is still not exhaustively discussed. The combination of rich knowledge from various traditional medicine systems will lead to new avenues in the process of discovering herbal medicines.

The lack of knowledge of the variations and similarities between In addition to the other impediments to the discovery of plant-based medicines, the theoretical doctrines of these systems are the biggest obstacle to their convergence. The purpose of this analysis is to bring Ayurveda’s age-old history and basic principles to the fore. This will assist emerging academics, researchers, and clinicians to gain greater insight into traditional medical systems Facilitate reinforcement, facilitate reinforcement of commonalities and address the difficulties of global recognition and harmonization of these medicinal systems.

The preventive aspect stresses the need for a strictly personal and social hygiene code, the specifics of which depend on the individual, climate, and environmental needs. Body exercises, the application of herbal techniques yoga, and planning are part of the remedial steps. It is preoccupied with ‘sustaining life’: as a science, it focuses on preserving life down to the cellular level of each living organism, and first and foremost of human beings. One of the reasons that sustaining and preserving human life is so important in Ayurveda, is a result of the fact that it is a spiritual science that sees this life – and our bodies as temples for our souls – as a way to evolve spiritually, equally balancing Mind Body Soul.

Being an ancient science Ayurveda has a deep understanding of the human body. It works on three Gunas, Satva, Rajat, Tamas accordingly.

Ayurveda’s work and evolution are not for personal gain, but for the greater common good: Ayurveda sees life as one, life is a pure gift from God so it should not be taken as a fragmented event.

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Contributed by Preeti Chadha, Founder of IREMIA