Spiritualism is basis of sound health and management

Scholars hold discussions on second day of ideological seminar on ‘Science and spiritualism’

simhas14.2.16Bhopal, February 13, 2016 (Ataullah Faizan):  Spiritualism is the basis of sound health and its effective management. In ancient Indian science, Ayurveda and Yoga have been described as scientific foundation for good health. Ayurveda and Yoga are 2 sides of the same coin. But basis of effective health management is spiritualism. In Gita and scriptures writing on spiritual issues, tips have been given about effective health management. These views were expressed by scientists and scholars related to spiritual studies in 2 different sessions on the second day of 3-day ideological seminar on ‘Science and Spiritualism’ here today.

First session focused on ‘Health Science and Spiritualism’ and second on ‘Management Science & Spiritualism’.  In the session on health science, Associate Professor Dr. Rama Jayasunder said that during present times, incidence of diseases is increasing and price of medicines are also rising. According to old definition of health, a person is healthy if he is disease-free. Now, heart has also been included along with body under this definition. Nowadays, treatment of diseases is being done on ‘cellular level.’ Now molecular medicines have also arrived.

Underlining importance of Ayurveda, he said that it is science of life. In Ayurveda, emphasis has been laid on treatment of both body and heart. Dr. Jayasunder while throwing light on spiritual health, highlights its scientific aspects comparing it to other systems’ treatment for VKP diseases. Dr. R. Nagratna, Medical Director of S. Vyasa, Bengaluru said that problems created by diseases caused by modern lifestyle can be solved at spiritual level. He informed that there are 4 major factors of lifestyle including diet, exercise, habits and tension.

Referring to impact of junk food on people’s health, he informed on use of inhaler with chanting of ‘Om’, an asthma patient is able to inhale and exhale normally gradually. It is a charismatic example of spiritual treatment. Senior Professor of Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata Dr. Shantanu Bhattacharya informed in his lecture on role of spiritualism in healthcare that India is a country of faiths, worships and religious traditions. He said that inclusion of spiritualism in 6 factors of healthcare casts deep impact on our lives. He said that spiritualism wisdom is based on health and values. Dr. Bhattacharya informed through a research study that 66 percent people believe that spiritualism is key to good health.