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From The River Of Heaven
Index

Hindu And Vedic...

The Eternal Teaching Nature's Medicine...
Science Of Light

Social Science...

Sanskrit.. Karma And The Science ..
Universal Forms... Vedic Cosmology..
Dharmic Philosophies The Paths Of Yoga...
The Source Of Teachings

Appendix

Major Sections
Books By David Frawley
Arjuna

Awaken Bharata

From The River Of Heaven How I Became A Hindu
The Myth Of Aryan Invasion Of India

Hinduism : The Eternal Tradition, Sanatana Dharma

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NATURE'S MEDICINE : AYURVEDA
The methods of prolonging life, however, are not methods of avoiding death. Life can only be renewed through death. Ayurvedic rejuvenation methods allow us to undergo a mini-death process in body and mind to allow for rejuvenation. If we are not willing to die psychologically to our attachment to the past and our ego identity these practices seldom work. Hence they all involve cleansing and purification. 

More important than rejuvenation of the body is rejuvenation of the mind. Our brain cells get old under the burden of memory. To reach true awareness in old age it is necessary to cleanse the cells of these memory accretions. 

Ayurvedic rejuvenation practices usually follow Pancha Karma or a period of internal cleansing. They are combined with Yoga and meditation, because if the mind is not renewed, the body cannot either. They use many of the special rejuvenative herbs mentioned above. They often require a period of weeks or months in retreat in nature as society is filled with the forces of decay. Yet if we live according to our individual nature, with the proper life-regime, that itself is productive of longevity, even if we do not resort to such specific rejuvenation practices. 

 

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About Nature's Medicine : Ayurveda
Nature's Medicine...Pg1
Nature's Medicine....Pg2
Nature's Medicine...Pg3
Self Healing-Pg1
Self Healing-Pg2
Active And Passive...Pg1
Active And Passive...Pg2
Background-Pg1
Background-Pg2

Background-Pg3

The Biological Humors...Pg1
The Biological Humors....Pg2
The Biological Humors....Pg3
The Constitutional Types..Pg1
The Constitutional Types...Pg2
The Constitutional Types...Pg3
The Constitutional Types...Pg4
The Constitutional Types...Pg5
Ayurvedic Anatomy...Pg1
Ayurvedic Anatomy...Pg2
The Six Tastes. Pg1
The Six Tastes. Pg2
Ayurvedic Treatment..Pg1
Pancha Karma
Ayurvedic Massage...
Important Ayurvedic Foods..Pg1
Important Ayurvedic Foods..Pg2
Important Ayurvedic Herbs..Pg1
Important Ayurvedic Herbs..Pg2
Important Ayurvedic Herbs..Pg3
Ayurvedic Preparations
Rejuvenation & Immortality..Pg1
Rejuvenation & Immortality..Pg2
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