Prevention of Disease

Su. Ci. 24.

1.      Teeth cleaning—nimba twig, etc

2.      Tongue scraping

3.      Gargle

4.      Wash face and eyes

5.      Chew betal leaf, camphor, nutmeg, cubeb, clove, katuka, lime and areca nut

6.      Massage of head

7.      Combing hair

8.      Karnapuranam -- filling ears with oil

9.      Abhyanga of body--Oil bath with regard to prakriti, satmya, ritu, desha, dosha, vikriti

10.  Physical exercise

11.  Dry massage

12.  Bath

13.  Anulepa -- applying pastes to skin

14.  Wearing of flowers, clothes, gems to ward off evil spirits, promote ojas, provide charm and pleasure

15.  Cosmetics to face

16.  Collyrium to eyes

17.  Worshiping gods, guests, brahmanas, bestows fame etc.

18.  Eating

19.  Washing feet

20.  Massage of feet to bring sleep

21.  Regular wearing of foot-ware

22.  Cutting of hair and nails

23.  Wearing of turban, use of umbrella, carrying of cane

24.  Gentle walking

25.  Comfortable bed and chair

26.  Fan

27.  Gentle rubbing

28.  Comfortable wind s/b sought

29.  Adequate / proper shade

30.  Step out with cleanliness, hair and nails cut, white clothing, etc and speak first with suitable measured and sweet words, behave with other people like brother, with permission of teacher and elders, accompanied by a good companion and with concentrated mind.

31.  Extensive Code Of Conduct follows verses 89-94

32.  Avoidance of suppression of natural urges

33.  Avoid exposure to wind, sun, fire, etc

34.  Avoid unwholesome things

35.  Avoid sudden changes

36.  Avoid gambling, etc

37.  Avoid second-hand clothing etc.

38.  Eat according to the season and doshas

39.  Employ elimination therapies in season

40.  Regular physical exercise

41.  Restraint from many things including in sex


Ca. Su. XXVIII.34-35 One desirous of happiness should follow the regimen prescribed for the prevention of unborn and alleviation of born disorders. Although activities of all creatures are directed intuitively towards happiness, the good and bad coarse they adopt depend upon the knowledge and ignorance respectively.


AH Su. 4.  largely on urges and non-suppression equates with prevention of diseases.