Ayurveda, Allopathy & the Best System of Medicine

All medic al colleges may have to close down. Because artificial intelligence will make
diagnoses by itself and treat you by itself. So it is time the young doctors who are coming up now should focus on
how you should be able to look beyond the symptoms. You must allow the deeper intelligence within you to function. Interviewer (Ishwar): The antibiotic resistance is increasing day-by-day.
And ayurvedic practices are declining day-by-day. So how do we create a perfect amalgamation
between the practices of Ayurveda and Allopathy? Sadhguru: Ayurveda and Siddha and naturopathy
is growing big time in the West, particularly in Europe.

Very big, in India of course, it's dying because they
have to approve it for us to take it. Without their approval we cannot take it. But we must understand the difference between
Allopathy and these other Indian systems. Right now, an Ayurvedic doctor is going to another Medical College
just like you go for four years or five years or whatever. So what he's learning is a downgraded medicine,
downgraded understanding. An Ayurvedic doctor or one who wants to practice Ayurveda,
should not go to a four-year course. You have to invest your life in it;
otherwise, it won't happen. Traditionally, from childhood they learn to feel the herbs;
they learn to feel the people; the pulse and this and that. This is a developing a certain intuition,
where we don't go by the symptoms that you're showing on your body right now. We don't see your temperature and say this is what it is.
We don't look at those symptoms. We learn to look much deeper into the system to identify
what exactly is right and wrong with your system.

This will take a different level of involvement. That involvement is missing right now,
we are looking at things…If I do this much I must get that, this job or I must get this place in the world.
With this, these systems may not function very well. You must have heard this, the same medicine
one doctor gives in Ayurveda and Siddha, the same medicine – in one person's hands, it works very well;
in another person's hands, it doesn't work well. Because the person who gives it
is as important as the medicine. Because it's not working just by its chemical composition. The entire allopathic system is working out
of chemical composition. Anyway, there is a danger that another next twenty-five
years, all medical colleges may have to close down. Because artificial intelligence will make
diagnoses by itself and treat you by itself. Surgeries are all happening.
Now, robotic surgeries are happening. Still human beings are needed because machines
need to be upgraded. But in twenty-five years time,
even today in United States, I know doctors.
I saw a doctor who I know very well. He's carrying an old Blackberry, the first model
that came which is that thick and a huge capability.

Every time any patient whatever, he just
goes there into his Blackberry. I said, “What are you looking in the phone
and treating people?” He said, “No Sadhguru, the entire… all my textbooks are
here, in this phone. I'm just looking and telling them.” So, if you can look, the phone can become
smart enough now that it will tell by itself. If you just tell the symptoms to Alexa, she
will tell you what you should do (Applauds). So, this form of symptomatic treatment
may become irrelevant after some time because you are just gathering data and
processing it and giving an answer. This a machine will be able to do
better than any human being because it can process much faster and
much better, not miss anything. So it is time the young doctors who are coming up now should focus on
how you should be able to look beyond the symptoms. This is what Ayurveda and Siddha is significant about. There was a yogi with whom I volunteered for
some time for his medical camps that he used to have. It was like a festival, okay? For everybody who comes to him,
he has a joke to tell them and it goes on like a festival.

Simply something he will give and people are cured. Thousands of people will queue up for him every day.
And he himself lived to be one-knot-six. See, if somebody lives for hundred-and-six
years of age, not in a geriatric state; fully active till the last day of his life, he must
know something about health, isn’t it? Hello? My great-grandmother lived to be one-one-three,
hundred-and-thirteen years’ of age. I will tell you.
This may sound absurd to you. But you must listen to this because
if you're not open, there'll be no new learning. Well, I saw her only after she is hundred.
But she was still very active. She was living all by herself in a open field. She built a small temple for herself.
Not for god; for herself.

She built a temple and she sat in it. Because she felt she deserves a temple (Sadhguru Laughs). This is very common in India,
especially women older women, built small temples. They sat there and they served humanity in
a different way, in their own way. So when we went there for vacations and all,
she would come home. If you give her breakfast, she will take this and put it
to the ants, to the squirrel, to the sparrows, everything. Most of the breakfast is gone like this. There are self-appointed advisers who look at this and say,
“You old woman! You don't eat anything, you will die.” They all died (Laughs & Applauds).

And she will simply sit there looking at the
sparrows and ants eating. Simply tears would be rolling from her eyes.
And when somebody said, “You have not eaten.” She said, “I’m full!”. I thought she was very emotional
about the ants because I was four-five years of age. I was going stamping the ants, chut, chut, chut…
The best thing is she never stopped me. She never said don't do that,
she knew she's doing what she has to do for the ants, ants are doing what they should do for their life,
I am as a child doing what I have to do as a child (Sadhguru Laugh).

When I sometimes saw her like this and I asked,
“What is this happening to you?” She would just laugh loudly and she would
say, “Someday you will know.” It took me over twenty-five years to know this, that your life is not nourished hundred percent
by the food that you consume and things that you do. Life is a bigger phenomena than what you think in your head;
much larger.

Before you came, this cosmos was there.
Everything was working. After you and me are gone still it’ll be fine,
isn't it? There is an intelligence beyond you.
Don't immediately quantify it as God, this, that Because you're making a conclusion about
things that you do not know. If you stay here.
This is very important. If you live here, clearly knowing you don't know a damn thing
about anything, your intelligence will remain alert to everything. But you make conclusions; reading a book,
listening to this and that nonsense. You say, “I know this,” “I know that,”
“I know that.” The moment you identify with your knowledge
you will become very small. Because it doesn't matter how much you know still,
what you know is a minuscule in this existence, isn't it? But our ignorance is boundless. This is called as the “intelligence of ignorance.” If you always know that you do not know,
your intelligence will remain super-alert, whether your body is awake or asleep, it will remain super-alert.
This is what a doctor must do.

Because, I'm sorry to say such things. You may know medicine;
you might have read all the books in the world; you might have treated many patients but still,
everything seems to be perfect, somebody will die in your hands. Everything looks like he's going to die,
he will sit up tomorrow morning. You will see this happening.
Yes or no? Participants: Yes. Sadhguru: So there is intelligence beyond you and me.
There's an intelligence which makes us happen. There's an intelligence which can make a mango
into human being. If you don't allow that to function within you, if you think everything is in your head,
you will become a dumb doctor. You must allow the deeper intelligence within you to function..

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