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Maharishi's Programmes

Components of Vedic Health Care

'Unless the knowledge of the total field of Natural Law is considered, holistic health will not be available, and total health total balance will always be lacking. It is in the interest of everyone, healthy or otherwise, to own this knowledge of the total range of health from individual to cosmic to maintain balance in life, the basis of good health.' -- Maharishi

Maharishi's Vedic Approach to Health provides the following additional fields of knowledge and programmes that are crucial to health care but are not included in modern medical systems in the world.

1. Consciousness -- Maharishi Yoga

The basis of human physiology is the field of intelligence, or consciousness -- Chhinne mule naivashakha na patram

'No branches, no leaves in the absence of the root' is a Vedic Expression which is true in the case of all the systems of health care that are being practised in the world. It is surprising how this basis of health consciousness is not yet included in the theme of prevention and cure.

The discovery of the Veda and Vedic Literature as the basis of human physiology (by Dr. Tony Nader, M.D., Ph.D., under Maharishi's guidance) has theoretically proved that Maharishi's Vedic Approach to Health is a complete and perfect approach to health, and scientific research on Transcendental Meditation and the TM-Sidhi Programme including Yogic Flying has practically proved that Maharishi's Vedic Approach to Health is a complete and perfect approach to health.

The approach of consciousness had been lacking in health care due to the absence of a technology of consciousness.

Maharishi's Vedic Approach to Health includes Maharishi Yoga Maharishi's Technology of Consciousness: the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi Programme including Yogic Flying which has been scientifically proven to reverse all trends of ill health including a reversal of the ageing process, promoting balanced functioning on all levels of mind, body, and behaviour. (Refer to Scientific Research on Maharishi's Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi Programme Collected Papers, Volumes 1 - 4 with over 5,000 pages.)

2. Cosmic Counterparts -- Maharishi Jyotish

Maharishi's Vedic Approach to Health includes the knowledge of how the influence of the planets affects health, prosperity, and every area of life. Negative influences can be neutralised through the proper procedures.

The following diagram shows a coronal section of the brain with its internal structures and their one-to-one relation to the nine planets of the solar system.

The Cosmic Counterparts of the individual physiology have their direct influence on the individual physiology, mind, and behaviour, and influence every aspect of health, all the time, around the clock, day after day, season after season, and year after year.

No one can ever be always completely healthy unless this missing knowledge is introduced in the health care system and unless programmes are made available to rectify or neutralise the negative influences that come on the individual from outside, and enhance those influences that are positive.

Maharishi's Vedic Approach to Health, using the forty areas of Maharishi's Vedic Science and Technology, offers this missing knowledge in terms of Yagya -- the Vedic Technology of Consciousness which restores the balanced relationship between the individual and his Cosmic Counterparts and renders all values of his intellect, mind, senses, body, and behaviour in accord with the evolutionary power of Natural Law.

3. Collective Health -- Samuhic Swasthya

The influence of Collective Health has a direct influence on the health of the individual.

There has been no knowledge and programme to maintain the good health of the community or the nation, and because of this lack in health care people suffer due to no fault of theirs suffering is inflicted on them from the wrongs done by others which, polluting the atmosphere, create stress and strain in the collective health of all the people of the area.

The Maharishi Effect, produced by collective practice of Maharishi's Transcendental Meditation and Yogic Flying, is the most effective means for the prevention and cure of collective ill health. Without this knowledge and these programmes health care will never be complete.

4. Orientation of Homes -- Maharishi Sthapatya Veda

When architecture and planning are in accord with Natural Law, individual health and well-being are promoted.

Due to the relationship between the physiology and its Cosmic Counterparts, Maharishi's Vedic Approach to Health includes the most ancient and complete system of architecture and planning according to the solar, lunar, and planetary influences on the earth with reference to north and south poles and the equator, connecting individual life with Cosmic Life, individual intelligence with Cosmic Intelligence.

For the healthy orientation of homes, villages, towns, and cities, it is important to consider the position of the house on the land; the direction of entrances; placements of kitchen, bedroom, etc.; and approaching and surrounding roads.

Without this knowledge of Vastu Vidya, Maharishi Sthapatya Veda, which comprises all the forty values of Natural Law, people experience ill health in all fields of life body, mind, and behaviour, including success and fortune.

This may appear to be an abstract and far-fetched approach in the consideration of health care, but when one understands the principles, it is extremely concrete, scientific, and practical.

Anyone can experience a new dawn, a new awakening, a new freshness in his body, mind, and behaviour, and success in his daily life by simply changing the entrance of his house from south to east.

5. Pulse Reading -- Maharishi AyurVeda

Health means WHOLENESS , 'whole' is more than the collection of parts. The perfect approach to health requires caring for the whole and parts at the same time. In this sense the word is 'balance' , balance between the whole and parts balance between the holistic value of life and the individual values of life balance between consciousness and its expression, the physiology balance between different qualities of consciousness and their divisions and subdivisions, and also balance between all the various expressions of consciousness, the different parts of the physiology.

Prevailing health care systems do not consider health in this way, and that is why they fail to serve the purpose of health. Maharishi's Vedic Approach to Health utilises pulse reading -- self-pulse reading -- which not only indicates the degree of balanced functioning of the system, but in itself is a balancing process on the very fine level of relationship between the whole and parts. It not only measures the degree of balance, but contributes a balancing influence from the very level of consciousness where the parts are connected with the whole (Measurement Theory, Physics); it creates balance from the fundamental level of relationship.

Reading the quality of the pulse is the only means for proper diagnosis of the condition of the whole and its relation to the parts. The quality of the pulse is the indicator of the degree of health or ill health -- the balanced relationship of the whole with the parts -- and Transcendental Meditation is a balancing influence between the part and the whole.

Transcendental Meditation is a natural means to create balance between the wholeness of consciousness and its expression, the physiology -- between the forty qualities of consciousness and their divisions and subdivisions and corresponding areas in the physiology.

Pulse reading is not only a diagnosis of the balanced or imbalanced functioning of the physiology as it is influenced by diet and daily routines, but it is also an indicator of the entire environmental influence on the individual -- from the influence of the close environment of his home to the cosmic influence of planets, stars, and galaxies. All these influences contribute to his balanced or imbalanced functioning: how much he is able to live life according to the Laws of Nature that govern life on both levels -- consciousness and physiology -- and on all levels of his existence, individual and cosmic.

This field of pulse reading is a very complete field of knowledge of health, which is unavailable in the field of modern medicine.


These five values are just a broad outline of the values missing from modern medicine. In reality, the knowledge of the total, holistic value of Natural Law -- Rk Veda and the Vedic Literature -- is missing from modern medicine.

Maharishi's Vedic Approach to Health is structured in the knowledge of Natural Law, which must be totally incorporated in health care if health care is to be really effective HEALTH CARE. This only can create a perfectly healthy individual and a healthy, disease-free society.

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