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The Medicine Man : A Forerunner

CHARAKA SAMHITA - SCIENCE OF LIFE AND LONGEVITY

In the world of disease, where millions are prey to myriad troubles,

Giving them sleepless nights,

When anxiety and worry about the dawn of the morrow

Keeps persons in high tension and low spirits

The presence of a doctor by the bedside

Could be the greatest of boons.

Not for nothing the medicine man was glorified by the early tribes

He is nicknamed sorcerer by modern pundits

But could be truly a scientist with an all-embracing role,

Using his medical knowledge for political gain

While compelling death to take a glance and pass by

Instead of pouncing on his patients with its piercing claws.

 

In ancient Taxila a student searches and searches in vain

To find one plant or herb not useful for man

In the vast herbal garden adjacent to his school

Is it an insignia of acquisition of highest knowledge?

Or is it the starting point of research?

As no visible sign there is to set a limit to the horizons of knowledge

Which seems to recede further and further

The more the knowledge is acquired.

 

In Mahabharata a tribal Chief,

Practising the highest arts in life saving game

Befools Takshaka, the serpent King,

By bringing back to life a tree

Reduced into cinder by its venomous fangs

A miracle indeed but medical science presents many such miracles

What more classic example one can have

Of ancient India’s pristine effort

To practice the Art of Healing for the needy and the suffering.

SUSRUTA - "What more classic example can one have; Of ancient India's pristine effort; To pracice the Art of Healing for the needy and the suffering."

The great Asoka built many a hospital for man and beast

To restore life or give it a fresh lease

A time when science and arts mingled in harmony

To make life less miserable to man.

 

The Medicine Man and those that trod in his footsteps

Were the forerunners to study in depth,

The functioning of the body system,

To identify a disease, to provide the healing touch

Using their powers of intuition and invention;

But using medicine to instigate crime they abhor

Aerial spraying of bacterial venom

Soaking environment with chemical fumes spilling death

Drug addiction and its abuse

Would be an anathema to their primitive mind;

Let the medical system, with its vast domain and modern garb,

A Pasteur, a Fleming, an Yellapragada of Lederle fame,

And a host of kindred souls,

Help usher a New Millennium

Where  disease is banished or finds a cure

To enable man to enjoy a longevity

Where death ceases to haunt his mind.

By   R. Suryanarayana Murthy

LORD DHANVANTARI - THE GOD OF AYURVEDA : "TO ENABLE MAN TO ENJOY A LONGEVITY WHERE DEATH CEASES TO HAUNT HIS MIND."

DHANVANTARI MANTRA  : A HYMN IN PRAISE OF GOD OF AYURVEDIC MEDICINE ( INDIAN TRADITIONAL MEDICINE )

Om Namo Bhagavate

Maha Sudharshana

Vasudevaya Dhanvantaraye;

Amrutha kalasa hasthaaya

Sarva bhaya vinasaya

Tri Lokyapathaye

Tri Lokyanithaye

Sri Maha Vishnu swarupa

Sri Dhanvantari swarupa

Sri Sri Sri

Aoushadha Chakra Narayana Swaha.

VAIDYO NARAYANA

Indian Tradition glorifies the man who restores life or gives it a fresh lease. The Art of Healing and providing relief or cure  to diseases that afflict man is a Divine Gift.