Vaidyagrama healing community was born of a desire to create a healing environment in the classical Ayurveda tradition drawing upon all the knowledge available in the classical texts relating to Indian knowledge systems. While there are many concepts from the classical texts that are incorporated in vaidyagrama, here we will focus on the value system and management system that we desire to have in vaidyagrama.
While pondering over this, the texts again gave us clear directions using the concept of the “panca mahA yagna” which each of us needs to adopt in our daily lives. While this may be viewed as a thanksgiving, it is also a means to growth and evolution wherein it is these little acts of awareness that help to build the value base from where the larger vision is easily achievable. Thus vaidyagrama desires to create a community where the following principle value is cherished
Love & Respect (bhakti & arcana) for
- Mankind including patients, friends, colleagues & family (manuSya yagna)
- Environment including all living and non-living beings (bhUta yagna)
- Past which creates the Present and helps us to view the Future (pitR yagna)
- Learning leading to wisdom (brahma / RSi yagna)
- Self; the cetanA within one’s own self (deva yagna)
This is the “panca mahA yagna” which is so beautifully enunciated in all our scriptures. At vaidyagrama, some of the activities that have been initiated / will be initiated in pursuit of the panca mahA yagna include :
- bhU sevA – serving the environment; looking after the environment; maintaining environmental harmony; being in sync with nature.
- rogI sevA – serving patients using the principles of Ayurveda.
- jnAna sevA – serving the quest for learning.
- go sevA – looking after animals, especially the cow.
- vRddha sevA – serving senior citizens including our parents.
- bAla sevA – serving / looking after children and inculcating in them similar values.
- nara sevA – serving our fellow human beings.
It is this holistic perspective which will enable the achievement of our primary vision. Namely “Authentic Ayurveda for universal wellbeing”