The concept was borne out of a desire to create a healing community on the principles of the classical texts starting with the Vedas. Please click here to understand these principles better. Some principles of living in the vaidyagrama community include –
We believe in the capacity of the Vedas (and all knowledge emanating from the Vedas) to create a healthy, harmonious and happy community.
We apply the principles of Ayurveda to life and living as also to healing
We believe that the ego has no role to play in creating harmony within and without; we will endeavour to keep our egos outside when we enter the vaidyagrama healing community
We endeavor to understand the relationship between the individual (the microcosm) and the universe (the macrocosm); thus we honor the balance of the individual and the group.
We commit to making mindful choices to increase harmony with the environment and all life forms through energy conservation, sharing resources, eating organic vegetarian food, and voluntary simplicity.
We agree to fulfill our commitments and take responsibility for our thoughts, feelings and actions.
We nurture transformation through healing, personal growth and spiritual practice.
We seek cooperation through open truthful communication, speaking and listening from the heart.
We continually strive to achieve equality, celebrate diversity and cultivate peace.
We foster an environment of compassion, patience, integrity, responsibility, love, and joy.
We explore creative expression through music, dance, art, poetry, and other art forms.
We reach out to the greater community by exchanging knowledge and sharing our way of life through educational programs and service projects.
We are patient, trusting the universe to provide what we need at the right time and place.
We commit to the understanding of the maxim – Nature has enough for everyone’s need; not everyone’s greed.
“Land belongs to a vast family of which many are dead, few are living and countless members are still unborn” A Nigerian tribal saying.
“Men did not make the earth..It is the value of the improvement only, and not the earth itself, that is individual property…Every proprietor owes to the community a ground rent for the land which he holds.” -Thomas Paine