Sunday, March 12, 2006

Conscious Doctors

“Pride is our most subtle and greatest enemy.”

A perfect business – to go to hell:
In the ‘developed’ country of the United States of America, 4000 abortions are carried our on a daily basis. In New York City, the number of abortions is higher than the number of births. 33 million legal abortions are carried out yearly in the world, which together with the illegal cases makes an estimated 60 millions children aborted per year. In 6 years, the Nazis killed 20 million people. Yet now, 60 million children are killed every year! Is this not more than a great injustice and a serious holocaust?

Why should experiments with animals be stopped? Based on a hypothetical model that animals can faithfully reproduce the human physiology, for over a century vivisection (experimentation on living animals) has been practiced under the guise of medical progress.
Every year five hundred million animals are bread, captured or stolen to become victims of this ‘necessary experimentation’. Yet, with all its tortuous investigations and sacrifices of living entities, vivisection has not given a single discovered benefit for mankind; rather to the contrary it has postponed medical progress.

“Don’t show off or try to demonstrate your abilities, be humble and simple”

The organization of Conscious Doctors is one of friendship and the inter-exchange of medical experiences between doctors with the purpose of purifying professional medical activities by supporting spiritual consciousness. As a result, conscious doctors will have a forum to enable a greater understanding and to better the practice of holistic therapeutic systems, such as: Ayurveda, naturopathy, chiropractics, homeopathy, bioenergetics, acupuncture, etc.
Thus, the spiritually conscious medical professional, with proven results, will become as distant as possible from modern allopathic medicine, which has its basis in modern pharmacology; a purely mechanical, bio-chemical approach to the body and its functions. Allopathic medicine can have so many negative side effects, which even after extensive investigations in many cases it is difficult to know up to what point the effects are beneficiary or negative to the patient.

A conscious doctor is a person who knows that we are not the body but the living soul. S/he knows the body is a gift from God, a divine instrument apt for spiritual progress and to become a first-class human being.

A conscious doctor has the responsibilities to be fixed in spiritual truths, and to be a real well-wisher of patients. In India they are called the “Vaidyas”, who administers medicine like a Brahmin priest administers prayers. Conscious Doctors must be totally committed to the well-being of their patients. As well as material medical knowledge, they must have spiritual wisdom, especially guided via the Bhagavad Gita, to treat and orient the patient as a whole person.
They are thankful to Mother Nature for giving us all that is required to maintain life, and to the Supreme Lord for allowing us the chance to discover all that there is to discover and to appreciate the invitation He gives us to enter the world of real love.

The Conscious Doctor is eager to offer their healing knowledge and practice to all whose lives are dedicated to the unmotivated service to God; for example within our Vrinda School of charitable conscious doctors.

The conscious doctor finds opportunities to give conferences promoting a healthy vegetarian diet as one of the best measures that exists within preventive medicine. The conscious doctor guides his patients so that they become compromised to a healthy life, because it is sad to heal people’s illnesses that were caused by their unhealthy lifestyles for them only to return to such unhealthy ways and then again to return to the doctor.

A conscious doctor is a person who knows the valuable contribution of the Vedas, of the process of yoga, and the need to associate with natural energy (clean water, healthy breathing, natural spaces, etc,). The conscious doctor defends the environment, advising the avoidance of chemical fertilizers, pesticides and genetically-modified organisms. They inform their patients to eat fresh, organic food; to avoid tinned or frozen food, which loses its natural vitality; and about toxins found in processed foodstuffs, such as preservatives, colorants, added flavours, salt and flavour enhancers, etc., which are all injurious to the health of customers.

Conscious doctors have a leadership responsibility in society. Therefore, in as much as they gain spiritual knowledge and a readiness for loving sacrifice to God, to the selfless saints and to humanity in general, their treatments and education about conduct and healthy lifestyles is a most valuable contribution.

Conscious doctor keeps absolute distance from any situation that risks the respect for life and the birth chance of a human foetus. Thus, he is opposed to the abortionists, who do not respect life, which only God can create.

Conscious doctor first explore all the possibilities of natural medicine before choosing any kind of surgery to patients. They must not be driven by money, as in the oath of Hippocrates it is said: “A doctors looses professional rights if by lack of generosity he negates first aid to a needed patient who is devoid of money”.

The conscious doctor is an excellent representative of God’s will and the teachings of the spiritual master. The Vrinda Family welcomes those conscious doctors, nurses and health workers who are touched by the desire to help others with in the healing process.

Conscious doctors support peoples’ spiritual education and meditation in sacred mantras as the best healing vibrations in the present age, especially the group chanting of the famous great mantra:
“Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare,
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare”.
This is the special mantra to save people from the conditioned life in this actual contaminated age of Kali Yuga, the age of argument and hypocrisy.

The Conscious doctor always recommends that people seek refuge in God, to see that all the bodily and mental sufferings are reactions from our wrong doings in this and past lives; that they are little bells to wake us up to the reality that we should not live away from His Will. Above all material suffering there exists a benign invitation to the spiritual world, for bodily suffering, whilst physically painful, really is not the most important things. It is most important to awaken spiritual consciousness in each and every person, for we are soul, mind and body in that order of importance.

The Vrinda Family facilitates association of Conscious doctors with a web page where they can exchange experiences and encourage each other in their loving sacrifice for God and mankind. All doctors who want to be affiliated to this group and who would like to participate in seminars with other doctors can do so via the webpage. This way, we envisage more clinics dedicated to the holistic medicines of Ayurveda, naturopathy, etc.; and that with their mutual association, within their medical clinics a service of spiritual education will be brought to humanity.

Devotees of the Lord will then have a list of conscious doctors, offering holistic treatments, to turn to when in need. Whilst the average working individual or family can pay in full for such services, it is to be hoped that monks, nuns and renunciates in spiritual communities, who neither have health insurance or adequate financial resources, will be looked upon favourably, as such spiritually dedicated people are fully in the Lord’s service.
A valued reference from the sanyasi (renunciate) order will be needed to prove the dedicated nature of the individual.

In the name of my spiritual master, of Sri Krsna, and all the Vaisnava preachers, I would like to thank all conscious doctors who in their selfless service help the preaching efforts of Krsna Consciousness, just as it was in the time of Sri Krsna Caitanya (16th century) with the existence of the Vaidyas.

Welcome to the group of Conscious Doctors.
Teachings of Sripad Paramadvaiti Swami

Edition Gopananda dasa


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