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What does it mean to be healthy? – from Ayurvedic point of view –

I’ve heard people says “I eat this every day because this is good for my health”, or “ I take this vitamin tablet because it’s good for my health”. But what does it mean to be healthy? How to define your health condition? Let’s focus on what we need to know to be healthy today.   According to Ayurveda, the definition of health consists of three aspects of your life: mind, body and soul. It means your physical body has to be well and not suffering from ill, but you also need to maintain your mind and soul. Let’s focus on mind and soul today.   Mind is without saying…

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How is constitution determined from Ayurvedic point of view?

The state of your parents’ dosha at the time you were conceived is the primary responsible for your constitution. This is because the qualities your parents in life continuously affect the dosha in every cell for their bodies. Let us look at a simple example. Imagine a father-to-be who has a pitta constitution and a pressurized, intellectual job in which he is very ambitious. His current doshic state has been higher pitta than his constitutional balance. The mother-to-be has a kapha constitution and works part time in an undemanding job. She is often bored in the evening waiting for her partner to come home, so she spends her time nibbling…

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How do we live healthy?

This story is from – “The book of Ayurveda. A holistic approach to health and longevity” / by Judith H. Morrison followed by Dr. Robert E. Svoboda / Touchstone / page 8   What does Ayurveda tells you? Ayurveda is a science of life which focuses on the subtle energies in all things, but also in other thoughts, emotions, and actions. Each person’s constitution is based on a particular relationship of three fundamental and vital energies, or doshas. Known by their Sanskrit names of vata, pitta, and kapha, these doshas are at the heart of Ayurveda. Not only do they determine your capacity for health but also govern the way…

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How do we live healthy – from Ayurvedic point of view –

Common knowledge tells us that a strong constitution brings good health. We all know someone whose health seems robust. Not because they keep fit, eat the right foods, and avoid excess toxins. But because they were born with the strength that equips them to cope with the stress of modern life, and to restore and hereby equilibrium to their health. How most of us wish we could be like that: eat and do what we like, and not suffer the consequences. But what is constitution? Ayurveda stresses that we are born with an individual constitution that is unique: an integral part of our being, a fixed point which is our…

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The reason of breathing.

The increasing pace of our working lives and the amount of information that is transmitted rapidly around the world is changing our lifestyles, often to the detriment of our physical, mental, and spiritual health. You can use meditation to restore balance to your life by looking at the qualities you experience through your breathing.

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3 Pillars of Buddhism

3 Pillars of Buddhism To begin with, Buddhism is the teachings of Shakyamuni Buddha of how to live at the critical junctures of old age, illness and leaving this world someday as we live in this world as a person. While those teachings are a colossal number of eighty-four thousand, even if the denominations and doctrines are different, there is a commonality that flows at the depths. It is called the three pillars of Buddhism. They are indispensable to Mahayana Buddhism. 1, First, Requital of Kindness and Gratitude To put it simply, this is to give rise to a mind of thank you and a feeling of indebtedness. Invoking the…

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Awareness of Life

There is a book by Shinichi Matsushita, who was a professor of atomic physics at Hamburg National University in Germany, entitled Hokekyo to Genshi Butsurigaku—Inochi no Chikara Yo Wakiagare (The Lotus Sutra and Atomic Physics—Well Up Life Power!). In that book chapter 11 of the Lotus Sutra, Beholding the Stupa of Treasures, is being explained. He refers to sutra saying, “In eleven, in the four hundred billion nayuta worlds, the Buddhas and Tathagatas are omnipresent” and he explains its meaning from the standpoint of a physicist. I would like to share it with you. “What is most important in Buddhism is being written here…. The statement that the Buddhas are…

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Shiawase – This is what makes our soul shine.

The word happiness (shiawase) is also written with the Chinese character for the “coming together of intentions”. In order to become happy by connecting with the intentions of the Mind of Great Compassion of God, Buddha and our ancestors, shouldn’t we offer the intentions or our gratitude? It is the coming together of intentions of our gratitude. It is the coming together of intentions. That is why the prayer “thank you very much” is the gather pay to our happiness. The mind of “thank you very much” is a pure mind. There is no hatred, anger or compliant. It is a perfectly clear mind. It is a mind that makes…

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