The Spiritual Basis of Homeopathy.

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The Spiritual Basis of Homeopathy
Dr Rathindra Nath Dutta, BHMS, MD (AM)
Founder Director, Spiritual Homeopathy Hospital & Research Centre

At Spiritual Homeopathy Hospital & Research Centre we have adopted a spiritual approach that needs probing to reach the core of the person.

All methodologies are different but the goal is one - to cure the patient.

Disease is Dis Ease at several levels.

What is Ease?
- Freedom from pain or trouble
- A state of being comfortable
- Lack of difficulty
- Relaxed and informal way of behaving
- Comfort of mind

When this state is disturbed we proceed towards Dis Ease.

Homeopathy and the philosophy of Yoga discovered by early Indian sages are very similar.

Disease is not always external. Each person has a role in his disease.

There are two types of genes. One is the physical gene we inherit and the other is the spiritual gene or samskara that we carry to this life. We carry the soul gene from our previous births. This is today proven by the work of eminent international psychiatrists like Dr Brian L Weiss, MD, Dr Raymond A Moody, MD, and Dr Morris Netherton.

The combination of physical and soul gene categorizes every person and makes her or him unique. Spiritual homeopathy determines that uniqueness and prescribes a single remedy based on that uniqueness. Thus the person is treated as a whole and not just for a named disease. This approach is highly effective as it delves into the core of a person and leads to a transformation.

A drug cannot change a person at a deep level. It can only palliate. For changing the person a dynamic approach and force is needed. The well chosen potentized homeopathic drug can achieve that by working on the vital force and awakening it.

A normal person does not say he is diseased. He says so only after an abnormality develops. The disease first occurs at the mental and subconscious level. This creates the unease that then reflects on the physical plane as pathological change. Managing the pathological change alone does not cure the disease. That internal mental and subconscious unease must be probed and discovered. It is by changing that unease that the person starts recovering and the pathological symptoms also improve and disappear.

In a perfect situation if a person is conscious about this he can stay healthy and also move towards a cure with his own efforts. Healing is a subtle art.

You have to achieve comfort of mind. You can do this by analyzing yourself and then correcting oneself with meditation, yoga or any other method. When we are at ease we do not feel the body. The mind, body and emotions maintain a perfect balance.

Who gets the disease? Who says I am diseased? The "I". Behind every disease is the "I" and "Me". First the I and Me gets affected. Then the rest of the person gets affected.

The patient is thus more important than the disease.

Through Yoga Philosophy we can know about the five sheaths of the body.

- Annamoy Kosha - Food based
- Pranamoy Kosha - energy based
- Monomay Kosha - mind based
- Vijnanamoy Kosha - discernment based
- Anandamoy Kosha – bliss

We have to understand these sheaths and lead a suitable life to stay healthy at all levels. Yoga philosophy in its full form enables us to live such a life and also improve ourselves so we can achieve the goal of life.

The Hahnemannian classification of Psora, Syphillis and Sycosis can be understood better when based on this philosophy.

Our immunity and well being depends upon soul, mind and body. Just the physical cannot suffice.

We can be affected by pathogens only when we have a weakness or susceptibility within.
The body always tries to be at the peak of health, protect itself and the internal organs. The disease enters through the mind - the Manomoy Kosha. This is what Hahnemann discovered and termed it Psora - the mental itch.

The person is composed of body, mind and soul.

The Atman or the Soul always wishes us well and instructs us at every moment. It acts as the conscience. When man disregards this conscience and acts against it in his attempt to fulfill his desires he moves away from the protection of the Soul and becomes diseased. The mind when disturbed acts like a magnet to invite disease.

The person takes birth in a family that can help counter his past tendencies. Thus the role of parents is vital. We should realize that our children have past births and are moving forward in a quest for their fulfilment. We should have faith in our children, nourish them, understand their innate positive tendencies, and fill them with positive qualities so that they can move towards their spiritual and worldly objectives by balancing both.

A negative thought weakens the mind and this in turn affects the pranic sheath - the vital energy. Then the Annamoy Kosha or the gross food based body is affected.

External crude drugs cannot address the root cause of disease. These drugs simply make things more complicated with their adverse effects and by suppressing the disease symptoms that express themselves searching for a cure.

Homeopathy is dynamic in approach. It acts at the mental and cellular level. Every cell has a mind that sends signals to our mind.

We can take the example of diabetes. What are the causes of diabetes?

- Caused by excess insulin that cannot be absorbed. Not by excess blood sugar.
- High blood sugar is the symptom not the cause
- There is no common cause applicable to everybody
- Depends upon genetic makeup, ethnicity, family history, health and environmental factors

We need a holistic integrated approach to tackle such diseases. The patient has to be cured, society has to be cured, and the environment has to be set right.

Metaphysical causes;
- When sweetness disappears from life it causes an imbalance
- Longing for what might have been
- A great need to control others and circumstances
- Deep sorrow

It is the metaphysical symptoms that are of importance to the homeopath.

What is GOD? Generation Organization Destruction. Similarly disease is about Inflammation Proliferation and Destruction. There is a different mental state at each stage. The natural disease has a journey - Inflammation Proliferation and Destruction. During the proving process we collect the mental, physiological and the pathological symptoms during the different stages. While prescribing we match the symptoms.

Individualization is a very important part of the prescription. This requires;
-          Unprejudiced observer
-          Proper case taking
-          Repertorization
-          Analysis

This requires understanding what has changed in the normal person after he has become diseased. This is an individualised approach because the reaction of the vital force will differ from person to person to the similar noxious stimulae.

We can also take the example of the three mental states;
-          Sattva (balanced) – 50%
-          Rajas  (passionate) – 30%
-          Tamas (dull or perverse) – 20%

These are known as Gunas or Swavaba. These indicate the attitude with which the human mind functions. These three Gunas in different proportions influence the mental and intellectual calibre of every individual and makes him or her unique. The dominance of the Guna determines the individual’s personality.

Looking at it in another way we can also classify temperaments;
-          Phlegmatic
-          Nervous
-          Choleric
-          Melancholic
-          Sanguine
-          Sluggish

Based on these also we can determine the personality of the person.

The Pranic Forces are;
      Sentient : finely sensitive in perception or feeling.
      Mutative: biologically to cause(a Gene) to change and create an unusual characteristic in a plant or animal; to cause mutation in ( a Gene)
     To change and cause an unusual characteristic to develop
     To change into something very different.
     To cause to undergo mutation
      Static: Is a destructive process. It is a process in which the vital force act to protect the most vital organ, go on scarifying the less vital organ.
Thus we observe that there are various ways in which individuals can be classified to look at their individuality and determine the key symptoms to prescribe; symptoms that can reach the inner core of the person.
Each patient is different and therefore needs different remedies. The medicine depends upon the mental and emotional aspect of the person.