With the phrase – Ayurveda doctor, fortunately or otherwise, some terms are closely associated, like vegetarianism, spiritualism, not-for-profit, Yoga loving, etc. But, though I have 10,000+ email subscribers, though I receive constant flow of good reviews to my writings and knowledge, I present myself as a confusing character to many. It is dangerous to build up a personality in public eyes, that you actually aren’t. I cannot live with that false fame. Let me make it very simple for you to understand me. Here is how my belief system and my practice works.
Non veg stand:
I do not have any problem with people eating non veg food.
Should a non vegetarian person change to veg to enjoy spirituality benefits? Yes, only if he is willing. If he feels he cannot live without non veg food, then no, he can continue with non veg.
Should a non vegetarian person change to veg to enjoy health benefits? – No, if he cannot live without it. Yes, if he is very obese, high cholesterol etc, to the level of life-threatening.
Does pure Ayurveda recommend vegetarianism? No. Read why.
Does pure Ayurveda recommend vegan? Not even in my dreams. There is cow milk all over the place!
Does that mean that one who is practicing vegetarianism against to Ayurveda? Absolutely not. Because, I myself am a pure vegetarian. Ayurveda accepts and delivers to all sorts of eaters.
Does that mean that one who is practicing vegan, against to Ayurveda? Absolutely not. Anyone with any belief system (religious or dietary), can benefit from Ayurveda. Ayurveda is for all. Those who say that Ayurveda is only for one particular religion or one particular diet believers, they are lying on day light. Stop visiting them.
Can vegetarianism assure of a spiritual life? No. I have seen many pure veg guys, who are thieves by profession. (I am not calling every veg guy as thief. If I did so, I will be calling myself as thief. Get the point in perspective.)
I sleep for 8 hours.
I just cannot beat my sleep. If I miss 8 hours of night sleep, I sleep in the day to balance it out. But I follow the rules of day-sleep. Because, I exercise 6 days a week, I am eligible for day sleep all the season. I encourage people to sleep less and be more active. But I am just saying that I sleep for 8 hours. That does not mean that I am inactive. I count and recount every minute of the rest 16 hours to get maximum out of it.
There is a theory that people who sleep 8 hours are Tamasik, 7 hours, are Rajasik and 6 hours are Satvic. Probably true.
I love gym than Yoga.
You might have noticed that in my article – Gym or Yoga, I am slightly bent on gym side, because I love gym.
Gym or Yoga – which should be followed by a person? Any one, that the person loves the most. If a person loves Yoga, he should not be pushed into a gym room. So true. But the vice versa is also very true. Right? Thanks.
But Yoga is very peaceful and spiritual. I will surely adopt it one day.
Pulse diagnosis standoff:
When you examine a patient, do you check patient’s pulse or not? Yes I do, but I only check pulse to get an idea about heart’s rhythm and rate. I do not know a technique to understand what patient had last night, how many children that the patient has, what is the kidney stone size etc info just by pulse diagnosis.
It is one of the over-rated things in Ayurveda. I already have expressed my views and got berated by a lot of people for that. But I still stand there. Read – Why Charaka and Sushruta did not mention pulse diagnosis?
Masturbation is okay to do.
Is masturbation good for health? – Yes, it is good for physical and mental health, if done once in 7 – 15 days.
Is masturbation against to Ayurveda? No.
Is it good for spiritual health? No.
Does that mean that Ayurveda is not a spiritual science? Ayurveda is primarily a healthcare science. Spirituality is just an appendage in Ayurveda. Hence, non spiritual persons can also benefit from it.
Is over-masturbation good for health?– No. Only once 7 – 15 days, is fine.
Is Brahmacharya – Celibacy good for health? – Yes, surely! Try to follow Brahmacharya to the maximum extent. If you fail occasionally, do not worry. Do not develop guilty feeling.
I do not like mixing Ayurveda with spirituality
If you read any part of Charaka Samhita, you can see that it is studded with 99.99 % of physical and mental health and only a few lines about spiritual health. See, I am not a spiritual Guru. I do not know anything about meditation. If you are seeking spiritual hints through Ayurveda, probably you will not get it here in my website or in any Ayurveda text book.
To enjoy full benefits of spirituality, good health is a Pre-requisite, for which Ayurveda is helpful. It does not mean that one needs to be spiritual to adopt Ayurveda.
Are you an atheist? No.
Can a non spiritual atheist person benefit from Ayurveda?
Though Charaka mentions not to treat an atheist, still, an atheist can benefit from Ayurveda. If some atheist emails me, I will be happy to help. Still better, I do not have a question like – are you an theist or not? in my email questionnaire.
Probably no Ayurvedic doctor has this question in the case sheet. But still, many try to mix Ayurveda with spirituality.
I do not have any problem with LGBT community.
They have full rights to live with their choices, as similar to any other human being on this plant. I respect them, I love them, I hug them.
Does Ayurveda oppose gay sex or lesbian sex? No, if it is done in hygienic and ethical conditions.
I am sometimes abrupt, awkward and rude.
It is only in some 5 % of cases. People around me, love me. So, I am not that much a bad person. If I have hurt you, I am sorry.
I am not a meditator.
I follow spiritual practice prescribed to me, by my spiritual Guru. But I am yet to get full concentration level to get myself immersed in meditation.
I do not preach regular Pranayama to all.
Standard pranayama as per Yoga has many side effects and not suitable for all. Read more- Pranayama side effects. Hence, for patients, standard pranayama might not suit. Hence, I preach this simple version of easy Pranayama to all.
I do not offer personal consultation.
Simply because it does not make sense to me, financially. I might go broke. I only do email consultation, which is not the best choice, and is inferior to direct consultation. Hence, whoever writes to me, I make it clear in the first email itself, that what I am suggesting is not the best solution and is not a substitute for direct consultation with a doctor.
Does that mean that most of things that you write are from theoretical experience rather than practical knowledge? No. I was practicing till recently.
Why don’t you offer phone / video consultation?
I am not good in conversation, I get confused easily. If I do, the fee will be bit higher than the reach of a common man. So, I just avoid it.
Why don’t you consult by chat service? It takes a lot of time. I think that investing half an hour in writing an article to reach a larger mass is more beneficial than spending half an hour in chatting.
This website is not just meant for serving the public.
Because writing is my full time job, if this website, email consultation, ebook sale etc doesn’t bring in cash, I cannot continue it further. Every month, I have to spend a minimum of 30,000 Indian Rupees to keep this website alive. The monthly costs are only increasing by the time. Do not mistake me. I am not asking for donation etc. I am only conveying you, If you want me to spend my time to reply to your health queries by email, there is a fee to pay.
If you want to read my ebook, emagazine etc, you can buy them for an offer price.
I love money. I want to become rich and famous in an ethical way. Thanks for understanding.
Someone advised me – Do not sell Ayurveda. I replied – “Do not give free advice to people. Ask them to pay you first. Then only advise.”
If money is not a problem, would you do free email consultation? No. There is no value for free advice.
Some personal stuff:
I am 33 year old, a teetotaler. I started my affair with my wife, only after we got engaged. Ours is an arranged marriage, wherein our elders make the decision/ choice. No other affairs before (or after) that. I and Karthayini are blessed with two beautiful daughters.
I care less about people who do not continue to communicate with me. Kind of, – Out of site, out of mind. Part of that is because of my busy schedule. But I just get back to normal pace, if that person re-contacts me. Once someone establishes contact, things will take off from where we left off.
I am just like your regular neighborhood guy with more text bookish Ayurvedic knowledge and less of practical Ayurvedic knowledge, with some own interpretations of Ayurveda, here and there. Thanks for spending your valuable time in understanding me and accepting me as it is.