A Disease-Free Society – Is It Possible?
Dr.med. Rainer Picha, Austria
Since Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s goal was to create a disease-free society I will analyze whether it’s just an utopia or whether it may be doable.
Ayurveda offers the complete knowledge of how to live a long life, but individual health is also influenced by outer factors such as social conflicts and stress, pollution of air, water, and food, indoor pollution, noise pollution, and various forms of radiation, just to name a few.
In order to manage these innumerable factors that influence health from outside, a global transformation would be required that would include a respectful handling of mother earth, enlightened leadership, peace-promoting programmes, keeping the environment pure, and behaviour in tune with the laws of nature.
Maharishi AyurVeda focuses on both individual and collective health, and handles them from their source – the field of consciousness – with Vedic technologies. I will give a short overview of some of these Vedic disciplines including approaches to collective health, applications of the discovery of Veda in the human physiology, light therapy with gems, Vedic architecture, and Vedic agriculture.