Objectives of the Smriti meditation practice
1. Personality development.
2. Management of stress and stress related diseases.
3. Diagnosis and cure of psychosomatic illnesses.
4. As a preventive tool for psychic and psychosomatic illness
5. To identify the psychic component of the ailments.
6. Promote emotional and intellectual health.
7. Helps person to achieve the life goal.
Science behind the Smriti meditation
Ancient sages of India through their scientific search on the secrets of health and disease, evolved the great medical system called Ayurveda and contributed to the humanity. They had a clear understanding of human existence, from a holistic point of view that portrait the gross body to the subtlest consciousness. The description of the mind, mental ailments and psychosomatic diseases of Ayurveda are unique when compared with the other medical systems in the world. Smriti meditation is a guided interactive psychotherapeutic meditation technique developed based on the descriptions in Caraka Samhita.
Emotions like irresistible attachment, anxiety, delusion and restlessness are identified as the primary cause of the disease. This happens out of the intellectual error (prjnaparadha) which is the primordial factor.
The etio-pathology of diseases is interwoven in body and mind. Any act committed due to lack of intellect (dhee), will to constraint temptations (dhriti) and impaired memory (smriti) of past experience is considered as the intellectual error (prjnaparadha) if it causes an untoward effect. This may be reflected as the disturbances at the psychological level which in turn may result in psychic, somatic or psychosomatic diseases. This happens due to the individually or collectively increased mental doshas raja and tamas. Ayurveda suggests Jnana (knowledge), Vijnana (specific knowledge), Dhairya(courage for sensory control) Smriti (memory) and Samadhi (meditation). These five components give the comprehensive understanding of the Ayurvedic Psychotherapy tools (satvavajaya chikitsa). Among this Smriti is a powerful one in exploring the deeper layers of consciousness. The exploration in deeper layers is rather difficult and sometimes painful but helps to change the attitude and clears emotional blocks very rapidly.
Smriti meditation conceives all the five components of the Satvavajaya chikitsa with special emphasis on smriti and samadhi. It helps to recognize the disease pathology of psychosomatic diseases at a level of mind and can be used as a powerful tool to break the chain of etiopathogenesis. The reversal of the pathogenesis will result in the cure of the disease. In healthy individuals, especially in the vulnerable group, it will be useful to prevent them before manifesting the psychosomatic diseases at physical level. Hence it is very important to promote practice of meditation as a primary prevention in controlling psychosomatic diseases.
Develop and popularize various psychotherapy techniques based on the Ayurveda classical literatures.
To reach the vision, we have set its road through an array of dynamic in-house in various nations and online courses to share the knowledge bank and experience of Dr. K V Dilipkumar to benefit the medical practitioners, research scholars, medical students, paramedical professionals.
Smritiveda connect the clinicians who practice Smriti meditation in various nations and develop a knowledge bank on the basis of their clinical experiences.