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Hinduism - Buddhism Namaste. Folk Healing. Objectives. Describe and discuss the core beliefs behind Hinduism, Buddhism East Indian Folk healing practices Explore the health practices of traditional Hindu medicine Participate in an introduction to Yoga. Asian Indians, South Asians. India

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Hinduism buddhism namaste

Hinduism - BuddhismNamaste

Folk Healing


  • Describe and discuss the core beliefs behind Hinduism, Buddhism

  • East Indian Folk healing practices

  • Explore the health practices of traditional Hindu medicine

  • Participate in an introduction to Yoga

Asian indians south asians
Asian Indians, South Asians

  • India

  • Pakistan

  • Bangladesh

  • Sri Lanka

  • Nepal

  • Cambodia

  • Thailand

  • China

  • 1.678 million people on the 2000 census

  • Hinduism, Buddhists, Islam,Christian, Zoastrisan

Hindu culture
Hindu Culture

  • 4000 to 2500BCE

  • People have three legitimate goals of life

    • Health, wealth, self knowledge

  • Nothing is gained by repressing desires

  • People strive for joy, knowledge and being

Four goals
Four Goals

  • Pleasure, seek it intelligently-short vs. Long range results

  • Worldly success, wealth, fame & power

    • Social, relationships

    • Earthly gains, greed

  • Joy, the opposite of boredom and frustration

    • If the EGO had no expectations there would be no pain

  • Beyond self

    • In as much as you do to the least of these you do to me

    • Attachment to the whole of creation

Religion sacred writings vedas upanishads sutras
Religion, Sacred writings Vedas, Upanishads - sutras

  • Sanskrit - ancient Indo-Aryan (noble) language

  • From poly theism to monist God

  • Time, cyclic

    • Four ages, 4000,3000,2000, 1000, years preceded by dawn and twilight, 12,000 years the world decreases in morality and religion then is recreated

    • Equals one age 1000 ages equal a day of Brahma the creator

Dharma that which holds
Dharma- that which holds

  • The entire creation is held together and sustained by the All-powerful Laws of God.

  • Practice of Dharma, therefore, means recognition of this Law and abidance by it.

  • Dharma is the principle of righteousness. It is the principle of holiness. It is also the principle of unity

Brahman represents the supreme reality for hindus
Brahman represents the Supreme Reality for Hindus

  • Personal and impersonal

  • Shiva – god of destruction

  • Vishnu – preserver god

  • Sacred triune nature of God


  • Residue of any action

  • Two kinds

  • Current this life

  • Brought in from a previous life

  • Family, genetics?

  • Due unto others, The sins of the fathers

  • Unfulfilled desire causes rebirth



The Transient World

Reality As YouExperience It

The Cycle of Birth and Rebirth


  • Reincarnation, you return to the physical world from the spiritual world to work out your collected Karma.

Varna veil color of human energy
Varna (veil, color of human energy

  • three thousand years this system of determining natural aptitude has degenerated into the caste system

  • 4 levels of society, r/t spiritual development

    • Brahmans, teachers

    • Ksatryas, aristocrats, soldiers

    • Vaisyas, business, traders

    • Sudras, servants

    • Birth groups

    • Dalit, untouchables

There is a difference between chronological age and psychological age
There Is a Difference Between Chronological Age and Psychological Age

  • The aim of life is to pass beyond imperfection.

  • This cannot happen in one 70 year life span.

Four ashrams phases to living
Four Ashrams – phases to living Psychological Age

  • In Vedic times, human life was regarded as eighty-four years, consisting of four sections of twenty-one years each.

  • Youth/learning - discipline, guidance

  • Householder - have children/family, working and fulfilling duties to society

  • Hermitage - contemplation and for guiding society

  • Isolation - elder full of wisdom, renounce all the outer goals of life, teacher of the spiritual knowledge and no longer partakes in social or political concerns

Rituals Psychological Age

  • Man must marry

    • Ancestors, stage of development

  • House holder rituals

    • 5 sacrifices, offerings of food (rice) , prayer, time

    • Respect to god, ancestors, spirits, outcasts, men

  • Before birth for procreation, birth of a son, health of fetus

  • Death Cremation

Buddhism Psychological Age

  • 6th Century India - Scripture

  • Major Scriptures : The Tripitaka, Anguttra-Nikaya, Dhammapada, Sutta-Nipata, Samyutta-Nikaya

  • The Awakened one

    • Siddhartha, Gotama, Buddha

Buddha never preached a belief in god
Buddha never preached a belief in god Psychological Age

  • Rejects ritualistic aspects of the Vedas, but does not deny the higher teachings of the Upanishads. Rejects caste system.

  • Believes in theory of karma and rebirth, but holds that an atman (individual spirit) does not transmigrate from one birth to another.

  • Holds that Self and World are both illusions

  • Four Noble Truths, the Twelve Causes, the Three Seals of the Dharma, the Eightfold Path, and the Six Perfections

3 seals of the law
3 Seals of The law Psychological Age

  • Everything in the universe related, nothing is isolated

  • Cause and condition

  • Primary action + condition = effect , recompense

  • Impermanent

  • Only the truth is unchangeable

    • Harmony – earth around the sun

Four holy truths
Four holy truths Psychological Age

  • All mortal existence is evil/imperfect, filled with suffering

  • Humans want to control the environment (desire) pleasure

  • Stop desire/seeking stop imperfection/evil,

  • The way is to follow Buddha's life, 8 fold path

8 fold path

Right understanding Psychological Age

Right thought

Right speech

Right bodily action

Right livelihood

Right moral effort

Right Mindfulness

Right concentration

Faith Wisdom



8 Fold Path

Hinduism and healing
Hinduism and Healing Psychological Age

Salvation vs liberation
Salvation Vs. Liberation Psychological Age

  • Devine intervention ?

  • Liberation

    • Action

    • Devotion

    • Knowledge

    • Separation of soul from matter

  • Sick role

  • Role of the victim

  • Self Determination


Ayurveda Psychological Age

To Maintain the Health of Healthy People.

To Cure the Diseases of Sick People

Ayurveda Teaches That the Source of All Existence Is Spirit, or Absolute Pure Consciousness, Manifested As Male (Purusha or Shiva) and Female (Prakriti or Shakti) Energies.

The literal meaning of ayurveda

The Literal Meaning of or Absolute Pure Consciousness, Manifested As Male (Purusha or Shiva) and Female (Prakriti or Shakti) Energies.Ayurveda

Ayu Means Life and Veda Means Knowledge or Science. http://www.holisticonline.com/ayurveda/ayv-basis-uniqueness.htm

Vedas are ancient books of knowledge or science from india
Vedas or Absolute Pure Consciousness, Manifested As Male (Purusha or Shiva) and Female (Prakriti or Shakti) Energies.Are Ancient Books of Knowledge, or Science, From India.

  • Vedas are the oldest available classics of the world. 1500-1200 BC written form.

  • They contain practical and scientific information on various subjects beneficial to the humanity like health, philosophy, engineering, astrology..

Cosmic energy of creation is called prana
Cosmic Energy of Creation Is Called Prana or Absolute Pure Consciousness, Manifested As Male (Purusha or Shiva) and Female (Prakriti or Shakti) Energies.

  • All living things carry energy signatures

  • Animals

  • People

  • Actions

  • Foods

  • Experiences

  • Ideas

Cakras or chakras
Cakras or Chakras or Absolute Pure Consciousness, Manifested As Male (Purusha or Shiva) and Female (Prakriti or Shakti) Energies.

  • 6-9 centers in the body from head to toe

  • Energy is stimulated with various activities

  • Food to support, stimulate charka

  • Color to stimulate various charka

Chakras or Absolute Pure Consciousness, Manifested As Male (Purusha or Shiva) and Female (Prakriti or Shakti) Energies.

  • Chakra 1, Sacral = RedThis chakra is the grounding force that allows us to connect to the earth energies.

  • Chakra 2, Sacral = OrangeA well-functioning second chakra helps one to maintain a healthy yin-yang existence.

  • Chakra 3, Solar Plexus = YellowThis intuitive chakra is where we get our "gut instincts" that signal us to do or not to do something.

  • Chakra 4, Heart = Green or Absolute Pure Consciousness, Manifested As Male (Purusha or Shiva) and Female (Prakriti or Shakti) Energies.Physical illnesses brought about by heartbreak require that an emotional healing occur along with the physical healing.

  • Chakra 5, Throat = Sky BlueThe healthfulness of the fifth chakra is in relation to how honestly one expresses himself/herself.

  • Chakra 6, Third Eye = IndigoAchieving the art of detachment beyond"small mindedness" is accomplished through developing impersonal intuitive reasoning.

  • Chakra 7, Crown = Violet/WhiteThis chakra is often pictured as a lotus flower opening to allow spiritual awakening in an individual

Concept of tridosha

                               .                               .

Concept of Tridosha

  • 5 elements

    • Space or Akasha

    • Air or Vayu

    • Fire or Tejas

    • Water or Apa

    • Earth or Prithvi

  • Three humors - doshas

    • Elements Composing The Tridosha Vata: Space (Akasha) and Air (Vayu)Pitta: Fire (Tejas) and Water (Apa)Kapha: Water (Apa) and Earth (Prithvi)

The physical body
The physical body                               .

  • 7 dhatus(tissues), blood, plasma, fat, muscle, bone, nerve, and reproductive

  • 3 malas(wastes), feces, urine and sweat; and agni, the energy of metabolism.

Symbols of the five elements

Ether-mind, sound, emotion                               .

Air- breath, touch, intellect

Fire-digestion, form, mind

Water-excretion, taste, prana

Earth-reproduction, smell, body

Symbols of the Five Elements

Mixing energy signatures
Mixing Energy Signatures                               .

  • The five elements are in dynamic motion

  • Mind changed by thoughts that can effect the body

  • Body effected by food and movement

  • Spirit effected by spiritual practice

Personal health
Personal Health                               .

  • Determine one’s elemental constitution

    • Dosha, Keep it in balance

  • Learn the causes of illness for your dosha

  • Apply therapeutic elements to return balance to dosha

  • http://ayurvedahc.com/aytest.htm

  • http://www.internethealthlibrary.com/sq/ayurvedic-assess.htm

Physical health
Physical Health                               .

  • A balance of the doshas according to the type of person (genetics)

  • Each of us is born with a unique nature or Prakriti

  • Ojas is life energy

Evolution of an illness four disease conditions
Evolution of an illness, Four disease conditions                               .

  • Easily Healed- recent onset, one dosha

  • Difficult but possible- surgery, two dosha

  • Controllable- can effect symptoms only

  • Unable to heal – fatal signs, loss of a sensory organ

Three kinds of disease
Three Kinds of Disease                               .

  • Present life – can correct

  • Past life – treat symptoms, may not be able to cure

  • Combination

Ojas can be depleted through mental and physical factors
Ojas can be depleted through mental and physical factors.                                .

  • Emotional; anger, fear, sorrow and worry

  • physical ; loss of nourishment, intake of unsuitable foods, old age and excessive physical activity

Physical states
Physical States:                               .

  • Excess Vata -dry skin, constipation, insomnia

  • Excess Pitta - heart burn, acne, ulcers

  • Excess Kapha -obesity, respiratory congestion

Causes of disease
Causes of Disease                               .

  • Loss of faith in the Devine

  • When we do not see god in all things including themselves we create a gap

  • The gap results in longing and suffering spiritual, mental then physical.

  • External aspects of health include

    • Time of day, seasons, diet, karma, and lifestyle

Illness                               .

  • All causative factors of disease internal or external directly or indirectly create an imbalance [ increase or decrease ] in these doshas first and only then do the symptoms of the disease manifest. The causative factors can be the food, life style or other activities. All these factors are affecting one, two or all the three doshas.

Imbalance in emotional states
Imbalance in Emotional States                               .

  • Excessive: caused by

  • Vata humor - excessive fears and anxieties

  • Pitta dosha - anger and aggression

  • Kapha humor- emotional clinging or possessiveness and general lethargic attitudes

Daily cycles
Daily Cycles                               .

  • Two peaks per day

    • Kapha -6-10 am/pm

    • Pitta - 10-2 am/pm

    • Vata - 2-6 am/pm

  • Best times to eat

    • Pitta - digestion: 10-2pm

Diagnosis                               .

  • Pulse Diagnosis

  • Tongue Diagnosis

  • Facial Diagnosis

  • Lip Diagnosis (OSTHA)

  • Nail Diagnosis

  • Eye Diagnosis

Treatments                               .

  • Mind, body or spiritual practice to return dosha balance.

  • Ayurveda uses life style, diet, herbs, aroma therapy, color therapy, cleansing techniques, hatha yoga and meditation to balance the three doshas according to our individual constitution.

Eight branches of ayurveda
Eight Branches Of Ayurveda                               .

  • Internal medicine

  • Ear nose throat

  • Toxicology

  • Pediatrics

  • Surgery

  • Psychiatry

  • Aphrodisiacs

  • Rejuvenation


Eight Branches                               .

Internal medicine







Two schools.


Anatomy, physiology, etiology, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, prescription and prevention.


Trauma, wounds, infections, amputation, repair.


Ayurveda therapies
Ayurveda                                .Therapies

  • Pancha Karma

  • Herbology

  • Nutrition

  • Abyanga- massage

  • Aromotherapy

  • Yogas- Hatha

  • Sound

  • Color, gems

  • Lifestyle

  • Psychology, ethics, Spiritual counseling

Pancha karma remove toxins
Pancha Karma – Remove Toxins                               .

  • Deeply seeded disease causes toxins that need to be added or removed by diffusion from the body

  • All have a basis in the use of herbs

  • Reducing: Sweating, drying, exfoliating, fasting, washing, purgatives, enemas

  • Nourishing: nutrition, oil massage

Herbology                               .

  • Digestion: Cardamom,cinnamon, fennel,mint, coriander

  • Elimination: licorice, raisins

  • Energy: Comfrey root, marshmallow

  • Mind: basil, chamomile, gotu kola

Rasanya movement of food juices
Rasanya, movement of food juices,                                .

  • The diet that we primarily follow has a powerful impact on the balance of the three doshas,

    • Vata (air) to go out of balance, too much hot and spicy food can aggravate

    • Pitta (fire) and excessive heavy and oily food can cause

    • Kapha (water) to go out of balance

Nutrition                               .

  • Food should be fresh, hot, usually cooked, tasty and easy to digest.

  • There should be at least four hours difference between two meals.

  • Do not eat too many items in one meal. And the items taken in one meal should not be contradicting one other. For example, yogurt and milk or ice cream and hot coffee.

Abyanga massage
Abyanga- Massage nicely.

  • Daily, self maintenance

  • Bathing

  • Sesame oil

    • Herb, aromotherapy

    • Feet and head then back to lower abdomen to reduce air

Yoking the spirit of man to the spirit of god
Yoking the spirit of man to the spirit of God nicely.

  • Hatha yoga- physical orientation, precision, control

  • Jana yoga – the way of knowledge, gnosis, Sophia, fast and steep.

    • Raja yoga – willed introversion, aesthetic life

      • Enlightenment/psychosis

  • Bhakti yoga- love, Christianity, service

  • Karma yoga – work, god in everyday life, everything is for the glory of god

Yoga to join together
Yoga to Join Together nicely.

  • Joining mind body and spirit in life practice

  • Breathing

  • Meditation

  • Physical manipulation

  • Yoga arouses biopsychospiritual energy in the body

  • Yoga Is Not a Religion

Yoking the spirit of man to the spirit of god1
Yoking the Spirit of Man to the Spirit of God nicely.

  • Hatha yoga- physical orientation, precision, control

  • Jana yoga – the way of knowledge, gnosis, Sophia, fast and steep.

    • Raja yoga – willed introversion, aesthetic life

      • Enlightenment/psychosis

  • Bhakti yoga- love, Christianity, service

  • Karma yoga – work, god in everyday life, everything is for the glory of god

Meditation nicely.

  • Copper Wall Project

  • 600 random subjects no volts

  • 14 sensitives in meditation

    • 14-221 volts

    • Intention to heal increased volts

    • 10,000 times greater than EKG voltages

  • Search for the Biosensor

Mandala nicely.

  • Patterns for meditation visual reordering

  • Shape, color, pattern

Based on Chakras nicely.

Color of Gem

Wave length of the color

Vibration of the color/gem

Gem must be clear

Red – Root /success, reproduction

Yellow – Health

Green – Family

Blue – Knowledge

Purple – Wealth, dignity

Gem Therapy 5770 to 7700 angstrom range and from green to violet-black which is approximately the 3900 to 5770 angstrom range.

Sound nicely.

  • By sound and form, AUM symbolizes the infinite Brahman (ultimate reality) and the entire universe.

    • A stands for Creation – throat AH

    • U stands for Preservation - mouth, lips, WHO

    • M stands for Destruction or dissolution – lips, MMM

  • This is representative of the Trinity of God in Hindu dharma (Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva)

Om symbol sound of creation chanting or praying is sound yoga
Om- Symbol nicely. Sound of Creation, Chanting, or Praying Is Sound Yoga

Mantra practice
Mantra Practice nicely.

  • Sanskrit is the language of mantra, spiritually empowered sounds. Its usage is to bring our minds back to the consciousness, sound=vibration

  • Shanti for mental peace, Ram for Devine protection, Hoom wards off negativity, Shreem general health, reproduction

Harmonic reordering om sri rama jaya rama jaya jaya rama
Harmonic reordering- nicely. Om Sri Rama Jaya Rama, Jaya, Jaya Rama


  • http://www.mantraonnet.com/

  • http://www.meditate.com/

Ethics nicely.

  • Do no harm

  • Speak your truth, be sincere

  • Avoid sexual distraction

  • Cease from chasing material wealth it is the yoke of Samsara

Spiritual counseling
Spiritual Counseling nicely.

  • Take in positive impressions

  • Release Negative emotions

  • Maintain and develop positive self worth

  • The goal of life is God consciousness

  • Faith develops self worth


Astrology nicely.

Astrological Inscriptions With an Outline of the Moon's Orbit in the Sky Have Been Found on Bone Remnants From the Sumerian Civilization, Which Existed Twenty-five Thousand Years Before Jesus.

Every Movement of the Stars Gives Out a Vibration, and Every Star Has Its Own Individual Movement. All the Vibrations of the Stars Together Make a Musical Harmony Which Is Called the Harmony of the Universe.When You Live in Tune With the Original Musical Harmony That Existed at the Time of Your Birth, Then You Are Healthy

Hindu indian astrology is known by three names hindu astrology vedic astrology or jyotish
Hindu/Indian Astrology Is Known by Three Names: Hindu Astrology, Vedic Astrology, or Jyotish

  • The term Vedic astrology refers to the astrology as taught through the Vedas

  • According to Hindu astrology, human beings are scheduled to experience nine major periods within a lifetime

  • Each period is called a dasa (pronounced dasha) and corresponds to one of the original seven heavenly bodies,