Sri Swami Sivananda
Born on the 8th September, 1887, in the illustrious family of Sage Appayya Dikshitar and several other renowned saints and savants, Sri Swami Sivananda had a natural flair for a life devoted to the study and practice of Vedanta. Added to this was an inborn eagerness to serve all and an innate feeling of unity with all mankind.
His passion for service drew him to the medical career; and soon he gravitated to where he thought that his service was most needed. Malaya claimed him. He had earlier been editing a health journal and wrote extensively on health problems. He discovered that people needed right knowledge most of all; dissemination of that knowledge he espoused as his own mission.
It was divine dispensation and the blessing of God upon mankind that the doctor of body and mind renounced his career and took to a life of renunciation to qualify for ministering to the soul of man. He settled down at Rishikesh in 1924, practised intense austerities and shone s a great Yogi, saint, sage and Jivanmukta.
In 1932 Swami Sivananda started the Sivanandashram. In 1936 was born the Divine Life Society. In 1948 the Yoga-Vedanta Forest Academy was organized. Dissemination of spiritual knowledge and training of people in Yoga and Vedanta were their aim and object. In 1950 Swamiji undertook a lightning tour of India and Ceylon. In 1953 Swamiji convened a 'World Parliament of Religions'. Swamiji is the author of over 30 volumes and has disciples all over the world, belonging to all nationalities, religions and creeds. To read Swamiji's works is to drink at the Fountain of Wisdom Supreme. On 14th July, 1963 Swamiji entered Mahasamadhi.
About the Book
Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj was a doctor before he embraced the holy Order of Sannyasa. Even before he began his medical career, he enthusiastically conducted a medical journal called "Ambrosia" in which he published regularly articles on health and hygiene, diet and healing.
This volume from the pen of the sage-doctor is of the greatest value, not only to the members of the medical profession, but to the layman as well who will gain immense knowledge from it, for enjoying good health and ling life.
|Health is Above Wealth||11|
|Diet and Health||12|
|Nutrition and Health||14|
|The Body Machine||16|
|Food and Body||17|
|The Mysterious Palace of Brahman||19|
|Upanishads on Food||21|
|Digestion, Absorption and Assimilation||24|
|Care of the Teeth||27|
|Give up Meat-Eating at once||32|
|The Inner Factory||35|
|Constituents of Food||38|
|Diet in Diseases||78|
|Growth and Development of Children||93|
|Moderate Diet (Mitahara)||105|
|Diet for Immortality||106|
|Invalid Food Recipes||109|
|Acid and Alkali Forming Foods||112|
|Foods Deficient in Sodium Chloride||113|
|Foods Rich in Iron||113|
|Diet and Health Alphabets||114|
|Thanksgiving to the Lord||121|
|Salutations to the Lord||121|
|Most Perfect Food||123|
|Currents of Vegetarianism||124|
|Vegetarianism and the Hindu View of Life||127|
|Ancient Indian Analysis||128|
|Hints on Health||132|
|Place of Diet in Ancient India||147|
|What to Eat And Why||147|
|Proteins and Minerals||147|
|Fats and Carbohydrates||148|
|Vitamins-Their Sources and Functions||149|
|Rare Values of Common Articles of Diet||152|
|How Much to Eat||153|
|Landmarks in the Growth of Children||159|
|A Wise Man||160|
|Diet and Health||162|
Item Code: IDH433 Author: Swami Sivananda Cover: Paperback Edition: 2006 Publisher: The Divine Life Society ISBN: 8170521831 Size: 8.4" X 5.4 Pages: 230 Other Details: Weight of the Book: 200 gms