The ‘Vedic’ Issue

– By Durgadas Lingham, Ved Kovid, Dip.P.Psych R.A.P, A.Y.T, AMPKT The Background Issue: I want to address the elephant in the room – and no, it’s not Ganesha! It is something relative to the appropriation, misappropriation and proselytisation of all facets of not only Vaidika but all native traditions that occur on a daily basis, and often […]

The Ayurvedic View of Sex

By Durgadas, Dip.P.Psych, Veda Kovid, AYT Ayu. Clin, Ayu. Pharm, AMPKT, AMBT, ALC (c) Durgadas (Rodney) Lingham / Arogya Ayurvedic Health Ltd. All Rights Reserved. No part of this article may be copied or reproduced in any manner, except by direct permission from the author. Information provided in this article is purely for educational purposes […]

Being Rooted in Tradition vs Discovering Tradition

By Durgadas, Ved Kovid Dip.P.Psych ALC, AMBT, AMPKT, R.A.P, A.Y.T (c) Durgadas (Rodney) Lingham. All Rights Reserved. …Sudras will expound the scriptures, and Brahmanas will wait upon and listen to them, and settle their course of duty accepting such interpretations as their guides. –Mahabharata, Vana Parva, CLXXXIX (Mohan Ganguli Trans.) The modern world through the […]

Ayurveda: The Question of Tradition

By Durgadas, Ved Kovid Dip.P.Psych ALC, AMBT, AMPKT, R.A.P, A.Y.T (c) Durgadas (Rodney) Lingham. All Rights Reserved. When one thinks of or hears Ayurveda today, it often conjures up ideas such as massage, aromatherapy, generic herbs and even exotic measures such as Reiki in the west. Meanwhile in India (except in more traditional communities and rural […]

Oral Books and Their Importance

By Durgadas, Ved Kovid Dip.P.Psych R.A.P, A.Y.T Om Aim Saraswatyai Namaha! (I bow to Goddess Saraswati). Devi Saraswati represents Vak/ Vacha or speech personified and the oral tradition of the Vedas of ancient India. She is foremost of Goddesses in the Vedas as a result of representing the mental faculty of buddhi (intellect) and its own functions of iccha (will), kriya (action), jnana (wisdom) […]