The Social Impact Of Hindu Scriptures: Directions For The Future (EPUB)

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Author: Krishna D. Bhat

9781632271495 | EPUB | 2016 | Uma Publishing

The author in this book searches for a basis for ancient beliefs. He discusses Hindu scripture, and offers suggestions on what to retain and what to eliminate. Hindu scriptures are still very much a part of Indian life, but the author feels that one needs to reassess how they can be applied within our daily lives.

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The author, Dr. Krishna D. Bhat, is from a small village in Karnataka. There he grew up in a Brahmin family with a very strict grandmother who punished him for touching and playing with his untouchable classmates. He saw women in his family with their heads shaven and socially isolated and he questioned why.

As he grew older, he questioned other religious practices like animal sacrifices, the desire to die in Kashi to attain salvation, sip Panchagavya (Gomutra + Curd) for purification, and have a holy dip in the Ganga for moksha. He also wondered about the refusal to allow persons of a lower caste entrance to temples. When he asked the rationale for all these practices, the priests told him it was all stipulated in the vedas and shastras.

When he fell sick, he was treated with Mantra Blessed Ash (Bhasama), or teertha, and occasionally visited an Ayurvedic doctor. After he graduated from medical school in 1974, he practiced as a family physician in his village. There he attended to infants afflicted with polio, diphtheria and rabies, and implemented a vaccination program. He has been practicing medicine in the USA for 34 years. Each time he visits India, he still sees people drinking cow urine, taking mud baths, drinking ghee for asthma, and sipping teertha for ailments. Does Ayurveda have a role in modern. evidence-based, medicine, he wonders.

These burning questions have remained with him. In this book he searches for a basis for these beliefs. He even discusses Hindu scripture, and offers suggestions on what to retain and what to eliminate. Hindu scriptures are still very much a part of Indian life, but the author feels that one needs to reassess how they can be applied to our daily lives.

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Author:

Krishna D. Bhat

ISBN:

9781632271495

Publisher

Uma Publishing

Format:

EPUB

Year of Publication:

2016

Edition:

First

Condition:

New

Country of Origin:

India

About the Author

Dr. Krishna D Bhat currently practices Allergy & Immunology, Pulmonary Medicine, and Sleep Medicine. He is Board certified in Pediatrics, Allergy & Immunology, and Sleep Medicine. He is the Medical Director and Founder of Sleep Diagnostic Clinic and practices at Beaumont, Humble, and Houston. He owns three Sleep Diagnostic Centers.

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