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What India Can Teach The Rest Of The World About Living Well

vembuv

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Why I love Hinduism.. (or) Sanatana Dharma

What India Can Teach The Rest Of The World About Living Well


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India has been described by some traditional texts as Sa Prathama Sanskrati Vishvavara, the first and supreme culture in the world. To this day, the South Asian country remains a hotspring of ancient wisdom on mind-body health and spirituality.

This wisdom has been steadily permeating American life for the past century. Mindfulness -- the cultivation of a focused awareness on the present moment, a concept with origins in ancient Indian philosophy -- is "gaining its fair share of attention" in the West, with increasing numbers of Americans practicing meditation, according to a recent New York Times Magazine cover story. Words like "guru," "karma" "nirvana" and "om" are firmly situated in our cultural vocabulary, and yoga and meditation have become the favorite pasttime of everyone from supermodels to high-powered CEOs.

The Indian way has spread far beyond the U.S., and tourists from around the world are flocking to the densely-populated country in search of inner peace. India is the fastest-growing destination for wellness tourism, with an average of 22 percent annual growth, according to recent data from Stanford Research Center funded by Spafinder Wellness.

Here are 10 reasons we should look to India as an example of what it means to live well.

1. It's the birthplace of yoga.

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2. They view health from a holistic perspective.

Ayurveda

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3. They embrace vegetarianism

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4. They have strong family values.

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5. They cook with turmeric.

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6. They're making low-cost health innovations.

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7. They live in color.

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8. They have a culture that prizes compassion.

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9. They know that breathing is crucial to good health.

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10. They celebrate the power of music.

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11. They know how to do a memorable tribute.

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renuka

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Agreed at the same time it does not actually reach the masses in India itself.

1)Infectious diseases are still high

2)Open defecation is still in vogue and imagine NOW during a pandemic.

3) Corruption is still the way of life for many people to make ends meet citing that their salary isnt enough.
Black money still rules the waves.

4)Political parties still function using methods to divide and rule and not to mention running high on emotions.

5)Too many Gurujis running around misleading people.
One famous Guruji who is missing in action has made a 2week online course to enhance spirituality during the shutdown and guess what! Its not free!

The idiot still wants the extract money preying upon the fear of people..He wears gold rudrakshas yet still wanting money!

6)Spirituality = Social Media these days..its all about which Guruji has the most LIKES.
One Guruji was trying to get technical by saying "Corona does NOT want to kill you"
Well, nothing has intention to kill anyone! But the side effect of a Corona infection is death! This we can not deny.
It would as absurd as saying "The Cigarette does NOT want to kill you"

Yes, agreed..cigarette too does not want to kill us, but the side effect of smoking could be cancer and death.

So why does a Guruji go around underplaying the severity of a pandemic?
What is the common man takes it lightly and dies?

This is where social responsibility is important.
This is NOT the time to brag, chest thump and show off or getting technical!

During the pandemic its better not to keep chest thumping cos God knows what can happen tomorrow and keeping the ego under check is still the best.

I am seeing human behavior at its worst now....its like "I told you so "mode..'My culture better than yours"..."ha ha ha..you laughed at me before..now see who is laughing" mode.


Sometimes I just hope Covid-19 Virus doesnt pick up human qualities when it invades humans.
Everything in this world has a Bio-memory, just hope the Virus doesnt pick up any human bio-memory...otherwise the entire world would end if a Virus could start to be human sans values.
 

vembuv

Member
How Americans came to embrace meditation, and with it, Hinduism

This week marks the death anniversary of Mahesh Yogi, the Indian guru who brought transcendental meditation to the West in the sixties and became a spiritual teacher to The Beatles, comedian Jerry Seinfeld and countless other celebrities.

Today, the legacy of the Maharashi, as he was popularly known, is evident in the widespread appreciation of meditation: Over 6 million people worldwide practice the technique the Maharishi introduced – transcendental meditation. An even larger number practice other forms. Health professionals and practitioners extol its many benefits, which range from anger management, lowered blood pressure and cardiovascular disease, reduced post-traumatic stress and simply a healthier lifestyle.

In the 1960s many Americans may have only known Hinduism through meditation, but the story of this country’s relationship with Hinduism is much longer and more complex.

Early embrace of Hinduism

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