A HOLISTIC PRESCRIPTION:
As we go on evolving; we begin to appreciate that a doctor’s
prescription has to be HOLISTIC. It has to be aimed at
healing an individual as well as the society; because; the health
of an individual affects the health of the society; and the health
of the society in turn; affects the health of an individual.
Hence ideally; the prescription should include guidelines about
the preventive, curative and rehabilitative measures; to the
patient (a lay person; medical student, a medical teacher, a
practicing doctor, a paramedic or a health minister, a policy
maker, an opinion maker or a leader influencing policies, plans
and programs), whose thoughts, feelings, instincts and
behavior affect; through the international, national, regional
and local policies, plans and programs in education,
agriculture, industry, health care; etc; the health of the society,
which in turn influences the health of an individual!
However; all the details of such guidelines cannot be expected
to be incorporated; in a prescription of a doctor, who is trained
merely in a particular system or a field of specialization. In
such a situation; the way to make all prescriptions holistic; is
to add an essential core in them!
Which is this essential core?
After extensive brain storming for over three decades; I found
with the grace of God (Guru, true self, NAMA); that this
essential core is nothing else; but the traditional, simple,
inexpensive and universally practicable practice of
NAMASMARAN (JIKRA, JAAP, JAP, SIMARAN,
SUMIRAN or remembering God’s name i.e. one's true self)!
NAMASMARAN heals us to the core. It rectifies our physical
needs, passions, feelings, motivations, thoughts; and vision
(perspective) and thus rectifies our behavior.
However; NAMASMARAN is not a pill or a tincture. It cannot
be expected to produce any specific, predictable, measurable,
demonstrable and/or tangible results! It is an invisible and
intangible process of a) reaching and rejuvenating our
connection with; the seed (NAMA) of the tree (our individual
and universal existence) and flowering and fruiting the same
(the individual and universal blossoming).
Even if we are away from perfect holistic health, we need not
shy away or desist from adding this essential core to our
prescriptions and making them holistic!