Applied aspect of Sadvritta in daily life: A review
Hari Krishna Shriwas, LC Harjpal, Rupendra Chandrakar
The basic principle followed in the Ayurvedic system of medicine is Swasthyasya Swasthya Rakshanam, which means to maintain the health of the healthy, and Aturasya Vikara Prashamanancha, means to curehe diseases of the diseased. For this purpose the Sadvritta (rules of good conduct), Dinacharya (daily regimen) and Ritucharya (seasonal regimen) have been described in the authoritative texts of Ayurveda19. The man who uses wholesome diet and behaviour, moves cautiously, is unattached to sensual pleasures, donates, observes equality, is truthful, forbearing and devoted to the persons of authority becomes free from diseases. One who is endowed with excellent intellect, speech and action leading to happy consequence, submissive mind, clear understanding, knowledge, penance and continued effort in yoga, does not fall a victim to diseases20. Diseases do not afflict an individual who is endowed with excellence of thoughts, speech and act which are ultimately blissful, independent thinking, clear understanding, knowledge, observance of spiritual prescriptions and love for meditation20. Forsaking the intellectual errors, pacification of sense organs, memory, sound knowledge of place, time and self and following the code of good conduct is the way for prevention of exogenous diseases.8 If a person does not follow social behaviour and develops sinful acts like greed, angry, attachment and ego, some people may start fighting themselves with a view to killing Their own people or the enemy.