Earlier, the market was a part of the community. Now, it appears that the community is a section of the market. Every day we are bombarded with a massive blast of advertising telling us how we should dress, eat, sleep, live, or breathe. It appears that our lives have no more essence than a factor that fuels the growing market.
We earn and spend and on again, and it seems never to end. It feels like as if I am in a Whirlpool of requirements, and I am trying to Grab some stability from somewhere.
And still, there is no spark of joy, no peace, and no contentment. The requirements are like fire. The more you fulfill them, the more they grow in size, intensity, and number.
A few years back, I had the fortunate experience of extreme frustration. I wanted to get out of this endless cycle of earning and spending. I wanted to give up my MNC job because it made me feel that I am sucking the blood of my fellow human beings.
I felt that we use human beings as honey bees. We deceive them with a promise of happiness, safety, and peace and take away their hard earned money. This thought is especially true in the case of pharmaceutical companies.
I wanted to get out of this system. But it is a great trap. My job had a great package, excellent salary, and other perks. I told myself that I would not be able to live a good lifestyle if I leave this job. After a few months, I accommodated myself to the idea so well that I was willing to give up most of the luxuries.
Then I told myself that I would not be able to maintain even a mediocre lifestyle. I told myself that I would not be able to provide for my family and me. I was so scared that I thought about the possibility of eating raw herbs (which is a very healthy practice, according to Ayurveda).
Later I reflected on the possibility of even dying because of starvation. However, after a few months, I thought that I would rather die of starvation then work here. And this reflection was the spring of Liberation for me.
Once you are ready for the most dreaded; you can take up any task, make any change in your world. This frustration was like the gestation pain that helped me to be born in the world of minimalism.
So I left my job and frantically started exploring other earning options. This experience taught me one thing – when you are frantic, then nothing comes to you! And because nothing came to me, I looked inwards and focused on minimizing my expenditure instead of trying to earn more.
I feel that the light of wisdom dawns on you when you are ready. Or, from another perspective, you can see the dawn that has been there all along once you develop the vision for it.
I saw a documentary on minimalism, which actually changed my life. It helped me to see that what I am trying to do is not unreasonable or impractical. And it made me very confident about my approach.
After that, I experimented with Ayurvedic minimalism and found that all our needs can be met without any expense at all. And I want to share my experience so that we together can stop the menace of industry giants trying to control our lives.
In this series, I am aiming to provide information on two fronts – Ayurvedic minimalism and minimalist ayurvedic medicine.
It is so easy to pollute anything, even good things! Recently I prescribed yoga practice to a patient. However, she came back to me with weird queries like which yoga tracks and yoga mats are the best.
There are complications everywhere, anti-skid yoga mat, travel yoga mat, home yoga mat, and so on. You would be buying a pack of 5-6 yoga mats for each different situation. I will tell you one thing – you would genuinely excel in yogic balance if you do not have an anti-skid yoga mat, so please do not buy that at all!
According to me, you need only a good Guru for learning yoga and nothing else. The essence of yoga is possessionlessness. This is the reason why yoga is excellent not only for physical health but also for mental health. It sets you free!
So, today, yoga has become a market. There is nothing wrong with this approach as it has helped yoga to become famous and accessible. However, it will be regrettable if the true spirit of yoga is lost amongst the marketing hustle bustle.
Unfortunately, in recent times, Ayurvedic medicine has become a fad and a great market opportunity. I am surprised that I authentic Ayurvedic preparations and medicinal herbs have become so ridiculously expensive that I am not able to afford most of them.
Therefore I turned to nature for all the disorders that I had to cure. And surprisingly; the best, the fastest, and permanent treatment is not cheap; it is free!
99% diseases can be treated by the five elements that are present around each one of us just like the hand of mother nature – Akash space, vayu air, Agni fire, jal water, Prithvi earth. All these elements are free and abundantly available to all of us; we just need to discover how to use them for our benefit.
Ayurvedic Minimalism will help you to live an organic life and prevent all kinds of disorders. It is critical to realize that we do not have to do different things to prevent different diseases. We just have to preserve the health of our body, and no disorders can find the weak link inside it.
Ayurvedic minimalistic medicine will help you to cure most of your current health problems naturally. According to Ayurveda, there are some fundamental factors which are common in all disorders, for example, body strength or digestion.
If you are mentally and physically strong, you can Ace almost all kinds of diseases. At the same time, if you can maintain a tremendous digestive capacity in spite of your illness, your body will be able to burn away most of the disorders.
I hope that this series benefits you and makes the world a better place for our children.
Om Shanti Shanti Shanti |