Tag - Dr. Bhaswati Bhattacharya

Sidestepping the Nonsense of Non-living Texts


By Dr. Bhaswati Bhattacharya Subjects that encompass knowledge that helps society and its members are considered disciplines in the best universities. However, those subjects that help people take care of their minds, and themselves and empower their inner abilities are considered unscholarly. Self-development is considered unteachable and unprofessional. These tools are relegated to self-help groups,...

Burning Noise into Wisdom


By Dr. Bhaswati Bhattacharya While Americans blow out the candles on their birthday, Indians pay reverence to the symbolism of the flame. Over 10,000 years, when dark nights seemed to bring the darkness of energy, spirit, and action, the flame was the symbol of hope, faith, and of perseverance. It is funny that westerners casually...

The Power of Bad Medical Education


By Dr. Bhaswati Bhattacharya It is not the science of Ayurveda that is the problem. It is today's ayurvedic medical schools, in which students are not taught in depth about the four pillars of treatment known as the pāda-chatuṣ-ṭayā -  knowledge of the practitioner, the availability of the needed medicine, the ability of the assistant...

The Four Pillars of Medical Treatment


By Dr. Bhaswati Bhattacharya People disconnected from Indian traditions, especially those educated to observe the excellence in convenience and efficiency as the supremacy of the west, approach Ayurveda only when they face the brick wall of medical treatment. Then they ask, does Ayurveda have a cure for my incurable condition? After years of polluting their own...

Connectivity with Health as Wealth


By Dr. Bhaswati Bhattacharya People enamored with the usual way of living in the modern world do not choose Ayurveda as a healing option in the first stages of the disease. They use the conventional options which are surgery, drugs, expensive tests, and bloodwork. They follow the doctor's recommendations blindly because they have been educated...

Burn Dhoopana: From Ashes to Ashes


By Dr. Bhaswati Bhattacharya Ayurveda reminds us that in times of increasing diseases, we must reconnect with the environment in which we grow, and go cleanse the land, cleanse the water, cleanse the air, and become aware of time. This is especially important during epidemics, which were known 5000 years ago and called janapada-uddhvansa in Sanskrit. Jana is the...

Independence of Mind, Soul and Body


By Bhaswati Bhattacharya At the stroke of midnight on the day beginning August 15, 1947, those belonging to the bhumi – the land - of Bhaarat no longer needed to pay the British everything the white man wanted.  But today - 75 years later - many Indians pay happily for costly items that are European...

Normalizing Non-human Values


Everyday Ayurveda  by Dr Bhaswati Bhattacharya When a person wants to highlight instinctive and often violent behavior in modern western urban culture, s/he will often state that someone behaved “like an animal.” Anyone with a pet may ponder carefully and know that most animals big or small will not act violently unless provoked or taken...

Meditation

Climbing the Mountain of Meditation


By Dr. Bhaswati Bhattacharya If you are psychically unsettled this week, choose meditation. It is time to release yourself from seeking connection only in the outside world. Do as the ancestors did. Travel inward for answers. Anytime is a good time to start. Meditation is a powerful tool for taking the journey inward.  Though property agents and...