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22: A Student Of Medicine

DR.GEORGE EASSEY

Twenty years ago, my spiritual teacher, Guru Nitya, handed me a letter and said: I am sending you to my friend to learn Ayurveda. I do not know if there is a better place for you to learn. After long trip I arrived at the clinic of Sudhir Vaidya and his brother.

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21: The Healer Of All Illnesses At The Age Of Bio Piracy

DR.GEORGE EASSEY

An evergreen like tree with a round crown, pretty leaves, and oily buds grows in the front of almost every home. It is called Nimba or Neem. In traditional families it is planted along with another sacred tree the Ashvatha.

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20: The Herb That Dripped from A Goddesses Eyes

DR.GEORGE EASSEY

Amalaki (Emblica officinalis, sometimes also called Emblic myrobalan), is a tree bearing small leaves and juicy fruits of green colour about the same size as a cherry. In Sanskrit it means the fruit in which dwells the goddess of prosperity.

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19: On Vegetarianism

DR.GEORGE EASSEY

In 1998, Czech parents of a sixteen year old boy met me to consult about their son. They were worried and wanted to know if their son was eating properly. Their son was the junior world champion in cycling, and a vegetarian.

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18: Cook & Eat Tasty

DR.GEORGE EASSEY

I have tried to introduce and explain guidelines to an Ayurvedic diet. However, I do not advocate any drastic changes in your nutrition habits. Any such change one wishes to implement should be well deliberated and incorporated with caution.

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17: Intelligent Melons & Mangoes

DR.GEORGE EASSEY

The first seeds of Ayurvedic wisdom were planted in me by my grandmother. Besides being an excellent cook, she was an outstanding story teller. For any situation, she had a story. One day she told me an ancient story of the royal court physician.

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16: Countries Have Their Constitutions

DR.GEORGE EASSEY

Although there are only three doshas, an individual constitution is as unique as are our fingerprints. The proportion is different in each individual, and every one of us has a unique physical appearance, behaviour, tendencies and emotional reactions.

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15: The Secret of Constitution

DR.GEORGE EASSEY

The ancient Greeks considered medicine as something mainly pertaining to the physical body, also recognized constitutional types. Hippocrates spoke of four kinds of body types. Modern medicine excluded constitutions from its vocabulary.

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14: Constitution, Tendencies & Emotions

DR.GEORGE EASSEY

Johnston perfectly pacified my pitta. Through this story I only wanted to demonstrate what every one of us must have already experienced at least once in our life. Every person reacts differently to stress according to his type or constitution.

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13: Would you care for popcorn, chilli or mozarella?

DR.GEORGE EASSEY

Shortly before the beginning of the year in which I was supposed to start teaching Ayurveda at Bastyr University, I prepared for my first lecture. I went to shop nearest to us. I bought a white-loaf of mozzarella, a few chillies and a packet of popcorn.

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12: Ayurveda & Yoga II.

DR.GEORGE EASSEY

Many people in the West still believe that they are not good enough to practice yoga or that yoga isn’t suitable for them. There are some wrong assumptions of several kinds that people harbour about yoga practice.

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11: Ayurveda & Yoga I.

DR.GEORGE EASSEY

In 1978, I had completed my yoga teachers training course in Puna and was returning to my Guru’s ashram in Ooty. Guru asked me to show him what I had learned. I gave an excellent half hour performance. But Guru asked, it it was all I learnt.

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10: Ayurveda & Chinese Medicine

DR.GEORGE EASSEY

I began studying Chinese medicine because of my curiosity and desire to widen my knowledge. I thought I would then be able to compare two traditional systems that had been very close to each other for some 700 years.

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09: Future of Integrative Medicine

DR.GEORGE EASSEY

Several years ago at one of my lectures at the University in Tripunitra I was asked by students of Ayurveda, what will the medicine of the future look like. They wanted to know the perspective from an international point of view.

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08: The Journey of Dhanvantari

DR.GEORGE EASSEY

The following story is a beautiful example of how the strength of the spirit and complexity of our karmic bonds reach across oceans and continents and intertwine cultures in a way that we cannot possibly imagine, even in our strongest fantasies.

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07: The Modern Rishis

DR.GEORGE EASSEY

Ayurveda stepped onto the horizon of Western public attention at the beginning of the 19th century. It was the avantgarde Californians that had the main role in the spread of Ayurveda, as they had in other traditional forms of wisdom coming from the east.

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06: Ayurveda in present

DR.GEORGE EASSEY

The first signs of Ayurvedic renaissance began to emerge in the 20th century. There were only isolated experiments of enlightened individuals who felt a desperate need to save what was left of Ayurveda after the dark ages of India’s history.

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05: History of Ayurveda

DR.GEORGE EASSEY

Ayurveda is like an ancient tree growing from a deep spiritual base, branching into a rich and compact philosophical system. Medicine is only one aspect. The word ayus meaning life and veda meaning knowledge. Ayurveda is the art of living.

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04: Ayurveda

DR.GEORGE EASSEY

Ayurveda is like an ancient tree growing from a deep spiritual base, branching into a rich and compact philosophical system. Medicine is only one aspect. The word ayus meaning life and veda meaning knowledge. Ayurveda is the art of living.

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03: What is health

DR.GEORGE EASSEY

For keeping good health we need the ability to smile as an innocent child. The author wrote about the kind of smile, which springs from the depths of our being, and explained that the loss of such a smile means loss of health.

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02: Mission of Ayurveda

DR.GEORGE EASSEY

Your body’s resistance lies on three pillars: your ability to breathe freely, good food, and your happiness and contentment. There is no medicine for an unhappy and restless mind. Ayurveda teaches something very profound: Be a good human being.

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01: Meeting with Ayurveda

DR.GEORGE EASSEY

At some point, everyone must encounter life, what we in India call ‘ayus’. My first experience with real life came from meeting with various spiritual teachers. After many years, I found out that the best piece of wisdom I had learnt was; “Do not hurt yourself…”

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