Healthy Living According to Gandhi
True health is a balanced state of physical, emotional, spiritual, mental and social well-being attained only by living in obedience to the laws of Nature.
Illness is the result not only of our actions but also of our thoughts. More people die out of the fear of disease than the disease itself.
Nature has given our body an innate capacity to heal itself. Our role is to help promote this process by removing obstacles to healing so that body can take care of itself.
Ignorance is the root of disease. We often get bewildered at the most ordinary diseases, and in our anxiety to get better simply make matters worse. Our ignorance of the most elementary laws of nature and health leads us to adopt wrong remedies...
This book is a discerning selection of Gandhi's writings and talks on health, healthy living and natural healing written from 1906 to 1942-43. It may come as a surprise to most that Gandhi was something of an authority on the subject of health and healthy living. The focus of his writings was on understanding our body, its needs and by treating it as a sacred temple of God.
It may come as a surprise to most that Gandhi was something of an authority on the subject of health and healthy living. Few of us know that he started writing on health related topics as early as 1906 when he was in South Africa and almost all his writings were published in Indian Opinion. His original book on health was first published in Gujarati and later translated into several Indian languages.
The English edition was published under the title A Guide to Health in 1921, and subsequently in several European languages.
The focus of his writings was on understanding our body, its needs and by treating it as a sacred temple of God.
The editors have meticulously sifted through thousands of pages of Gandhi’s writings to put together this slim volume of the best of his writings on health and healthy living. The issues he discussed and the points he emphasised remain as relevant and critical today as they were when he wrote.
MRP: ₹ 295
Extent: 160 pp
Trim Size: 140 x 216 mm