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For Good Health - Protect Environment And Ecosystem - Hinduism Teachings

Ecological balance is deeply embedded in Hinduism and this was followed in Ancient India. Hindu sages and seers showed deep awareness of the need to maintain ecological balance in the interest of humanity especially for good health. They saw the earth as a complete organism. Over exploitation of natural resources was completely forbidden in ancient Hindu world. Daily life in Hinduism in the ancient times was governed by nature’s cycle. Houses and buildings were built after taking into account of the direction of the wind and the sun in accordance with Vastu Shastra. Each region had a particular kind of architecture that suited to the region’s climate. Groves, gardens and forests were developed to preserve the flora and fauna and almost every village had a big pond, groove and forest. Rituals, fasting, festivals, regulations, duties and responsibilities of people were intended to prevent degradation of the environment.   All Hindu scriptures starting from Vedas to

Purity Of Water And Air - Knowledge Of Ancient Hindus Regarding Health

It is evident from various Hindu scriptures that the ancient Hindus had a clear insight into various aspects of the environment that are conducive for health and happiness of all life forms including the purity of water and air. Charaka (4 th century BC) and Sushruta (6 th century BC) show intimate knowledge of the purity of water and air and its importance for human life. Some of the important observations of these ancients seers of Hinduism are: Knowledge of Ancient Hindus Regarding Purity of Air  Charaka held that the air, which is not in accordance with the season is not conducive to good health. Air that is excessively moist, harsh, speedy, cold, hot, rough or blocking, terribly noisy, whistling, smelling unsuitably or contaminated with particles from poisonous flowers (pollen), gravel, dust or smoke, etc., is unwholesome and is responsible for diseases and epidemics. Knowledge of Ancient Hindus Regarding Purity of Water Details of diseases that spread through

Mind Of A True Yogi And That Of A Man In Sound Sleep

The distinction between a man absorbed in contemplation on Brahman and the man who is in deep sleep should be clearly understood; in contemplation the mind is kept under control and does not lie defunct as it were like the mind of a man in deep sleep This is really the fearless state of Brahman with the rays of knowledge shining all round. It has been stated that with the attainment of knowledge that Atma alone is real, the mind becomes devoid of all hopes and doubts, and like fire without firewood it becomes extinct and remains under control. It is evident that when mind is unminded there will be no duality. Yogis should understand the nature of mind, when it is kept under control and is made defunct with true knowledge. It might appear that the mind of a Yogi is like that of a man in deep sleep both being almost defunct and there being apparently no distinction between them. But it is not really so; the mind of a Yogi differs from that of a man in sound sleep in that the