NATUROPATHY

Mind Development & Management

 

Dr.Somchai Visasmongkolchai (B.Sc., D.V.M.)

Document assembly

at Academic conference 15th pet therapist
At Queen Sirikit National Convention Center

on April 28, 2009.

Naturopathy has an integrative nature.

Naturopathy is a story that Westerners are paying attention and gather the development from the ancient knowledge base in the past, with the effort to bring it up with modern knowledge and scientific tools for more practical results. It is characterized by the integration of a variety of contents, different styles and methods lead to holistic care which is in the way of nature. Natural therapies from the past to the present have been greatly developed in terms of content presentation. Patterns and techniques are much more diverse. But it still stands on the principle of maintaining a balance in the physical relationship. Spiritual and natural environment itself.

Living happily in all dimensions

The emphasis here is on mental development or mental management in the direction of development for a happy life in all dimensions. The happiness which is the wish of everyone is happiness, both body and mind. And in other words, it is. Not suffering both body and mind because of that suffering is. Unhappy, physical discomfort, or to say that the disease is a disease that is both physical and mental.

The relationship between physical and mental

Let's take a look at the relationship between mind and body in terms of how mental influences affect the body. In the case of illness, physical injury. People usually suffer physical or physical illness and go together with the mind is often suffering. By showing symptoms of stress. Anxious anxiety which returns the body. Make a sick body already which must be more serious illness by being agitated by the mind. If the patient is able to resolve it. Do not worry too much, it may help the physical illness is not serious or more serious than it should be which is also better than in the first case.

Power of Mind can affect the healing of physical diseases

But to be better. It is a physical patient. Have a degree of understanding about Mental development in terms of concentration and intention to practice seriously until the effect that mental peace with happiness in full of mental power. The power of psychic powers can result in physical healing which has both explanations about Mental science and medical science that Meditation encourages the body to release the substance called. Endorphin, a substance of happiness, which causes the body to relax and stimulate the immune system, the substance will be released in cases such as while exercising, while laughing, enjoy what you like and while doing meditation, etc.

That mental concentration has a beneficial effect on the body

With this, there are case studies of some patients who have recovered from certain diseases with practice meditation. This is a treatment with the power of mental concentration. It cannot say the total. Must be considered individually. But it does not mean that mental concentration has no effect on the body. Conversely, it must be emphasized that Meditation has a positive effect on the body both physically and physically in an illness that is requires strict healing. In alternative medicine, meditation is one of the many methods used to guide patients to practice. It is evident that many of the health and spa centers offer meditation exercises to the general public. In this case, it is called Prevention or Health Promotion.

Life born in this world is limited by the time of age

Will anyway, Life in the world is limited by life expectancy. No one can live forever.

Born and not dead, no, this is cognitive intelligence. The mind is considered deliberate with no negligence. Although maintaining good physical health as possible. But in the end, it cannot escape death. Accepting the truth of life, this is called. The mind has developed into a way of wisdom. In other words, it is a mental act to accept the truth of possibility of life. If the mental development to this level, then. Whether the body will heal or not recover from illness. It has no effect on the way it is to the mind. Conversely, it is a learning exercise for mental development. Make a huge contribution to life.

 

The effect of the mind to the body

Because the mind is bright with joy, calm and equanimity with have deep knowledge and deep sense of life and the world. The so-called enlightenment world informs life. This level is at a high level of mental development. It also benefits both themselves and others by seeing and accepting reality. Relationship between physical and mental responses in terms of physical illness. By different levels of mind as mentioned above. In psychology and medicine is called. The mental delivery to the body. (Psychosomatic effect)

Life is a natural combination of physical and mental

Life is nature which is consisted of body and mind in a balanced manner. The physical nature of the body can be developed and nourished by external factors, such as food, clothing, housing, medicines and other comfort facilities. With daily activities. It is eating and drinking water to heal and strengthen physical strength. Bathing to refresh the body. Exercise in various ways for body strength and sleep to rest, physical regeneration. Including in a comfortable environment, no pollution, etc.

While nature of mind does not need the external factors that the body needs. But spiritual life requires intelligence to understand life and the world in reality, by being nourished and based on internal factors. It is peace with happiness.

The nature of the mind is the nature to know

Nature of mind, is natural to know, feel and remember. Mental thought, then ordered body speak. I think I'm going to do it. Because of this, there is a saying that " Mind is Master, Body as a Servant ". Natural mental mechanism is a mechanism of recognize and respond to object of mind which is related through the channels are eyes, ears, nose, tongue, body and mind.

 

Object is nature that is perceived by the mind.

But the objects are talking about this. Means what is known or the nature is known. English uses the word "object" as a natural being known by the mind. The mind is a natural knowing, such as image is the object of mind through the eyes (see), sound is the object of mind through ear (hearing), odor is the object of mind through the nose (smells), taste is the object of mind through the tongue (knowing the taste), tangible object (cool, hot, soft, hard) is the object of mind through the body (feel) and the wave of thinking is the object of mind through the mind (ideality). This is the natural mechanism of life, the interaction between mind and object. In other words, mind, body and environment.

Life has characteristics of nature

that are manipulated by factors

Life, in addition to the natural as it is already. Life is also characterized by nature that is manipulated by factors and conditions. The physical life consists of the cell, tissue, organ and organ systems that move to maintain a balance of life and normal growth and development, also known as. To be healthy, to be free of disease and to be ready to act in effectiveness.

While mental life consists of diverse mental components that produce different mental properties and symptoms. Both good with useful and badly damaging. The good is like mind with mindfulness, no greed, no angry and peace. There is shyness and fear of sin, for example. In bad parts, such as greed, anger, delusion, shamelessness and fear of sin.

Life has a trait called “General Characteristics”

And so now, Life is characterized by variations in the midst. Possibility of cause and factor concerned. Which is called " Dukkha" which in this place means cannot be durable or unstable. Because of the composition and the causes and factors are to change. Clearly see that We all would not deny that. No need for old age, do not want sickness, and most do not want to die. But this is still the truth that every life cannot escape.

Because of this, it is worth mentioning that. Life is impermanence. Things that cannot be maintained in the same state and have changed in the midst of the possibilities. Cannot command and cannot committed to hold ourselves as ours in a certain way, it is not fixed. This kind of thing is called "Anatta" (Soulless). For this reason, the nature of life is so called. The common characteristic is the natural appearance, commonly, that's it, is this, happened, set and went out in continuity of things that are formed by causes and factors. Both natural, concrete (physical body) and abstract (mind).

Accepting true nature is valuable for mental development

All of this is to show the nature of life. Nature of body and mind. The nature of mind and object of mind. The natural interaction mechanism of mind and object through various channels and accepting the nature of life is the formation thing. It must be changed by causes and factors. Visibility, understanding and accepting the nature of life in reality are essential and valuable to the development of the mind in order to live happily in every dimension.

Compare to train the horses

Compare metaphorically to horse training. To use to train a good horse. It is important to know the nature of the horse, know the habits, behavior and responsiveness of the horse in different ways. Just like mental training. The more to know the nature of the mind. It will make you know how to practice mental well.

Make the mind have an opinion that is right to the truth

The point is to make the mind right to the truth. Because if the mind has a correct understanding then. It will result in the idea, speaking and acting in different fields within a creative and useful direction. And bring happiness to life. On the contrary, if the mind does not have the correct understanding of the truth or misunderstanding from the truth, the thought, speech and actions will be in a way that brings suffering to life. Himself and others.

The mental development is with Effort,
Mindfulness and the Whole consciousness

The beginning of mental development is painstaking. The development of mind consciousness is mindfulness, and the whole consciousness. While recognizing the objects of mind that is physical body (standing, walking, sitting and breathing in and out, etc.). Sensation (happiness, suffering, not happy not suffering). Mind (mental characteristics such as greed, anger, meditation, etc.). And dharma (thoughtfulness, etc.), with constant and continuous consideration which brings the result of two sides is both meditation and wisdom.

Mental functions of meditation and intelligence

Mind in meditation is qualified. It has the strength, energy, calmness, refreshment, and ready to serve in other areas, especially as the basis of intellectual development.

Mind with intellectual function. It will look and consider at the inside. Generate accurate knowledge and understanding of reality.

 

Principles while practicing

The main thing while practicing is that. Do not send out but keep the mind inside. Not welcome and appear indifferent. There are no us and ours at the moment. Only consciousness along the way, while mind consciousness of the objects.

The past is past and cannot be fixed. The future is not yet come. Worry for what. Now is the truth that is facing. Make the best. What will occur? What will happen? Let it be by nature. The duty is to act seriously and continuously. The result will appear itself. And when the results appear. It is appearing indifferent in that effect. Mind still acts to object with mind consciousness and the whole consciousness. Still mindfulness at the outstanding object.

Practicing mental development in this way on a regular basis

Keep go on develop mental training in this way regularly. It will make it proficient to focus on mental concentration and faster, respectively. In the same place, it is very fluent in the consideration. Make your mind act intellectually quickly as well.

 When it is as it is, it is a name that has been successfully realized in the practice of mental development. It is a level that can be used on a daily basis. Both related to themselves, family, colleagues and people in society. Or related to events, stories, possibilities in various fields. By the mind to act while facing these external objects with consciousness, whole consciousness, concentration, and wisdom. When mental act in this way. It will benefit both themselves and others undoubtedly.

Use objects as lessons and exercises for mental development

Which would mean that. A person who knows how to use the mind to do the right thing, in the time that the mind comes out to act on the external objects. And know how to use the power of meditation and wisdom. All in all, the time for the mind to act with internal objects. It is known to revive the power of meditation and wisdom as well.

If so, it will be called. A person who knows how to use both external and internal objects of mind as a practice exercise for mental development. It is practiced in the midst of the truth that appears at that moment. This is a continuous and ongoing mental development, both in meditation and wisdom. The result is happiness in every dimension of life itself.

Young Meditator

AMAZING THAILAND 2000

Health Tourism Project

"Body-Mind-Nature"

Is a cooperation project between

Tourism Authority of Thailand

&

Thai Ecotourism and Adventure

Travel Association

Held for travel agencies

from Asian countries.

September 23, 2000

at Phueng-Waan Resort & Spa,

Kanchanaburi province

The physical program is

Healthy food and drink

Hermit’s Art of Relaxation

Healthy massage with essential oils

And foot massage (Reflexology)

The mental program is

Practicing mindfulness

and meditation
in standing, walking,

sitting and lying positions.

The natural program is

Trekking, bird watching

and nature cruise

Meditation Class

AMAZING THAILAND 2000

Health Tourism Project

"Body-Mind-Nature"

Is a cooperation project between

Tourism Authority of Thailand

&

Thai Ecotourism and Adventure

Travel Association

Held for travel agencies

from European countries.

September 24, 2000

at Phueng-Waan Resort & Spa,

Kanchanaburi province

The physical program is

Healthy food and drink

Hermit’s Art of Relaxation

Healthy massage with essential oils

And foot massage (Reflexology)

The mental program is

Practicing mindfulness

and meditation
in standing, walking,

sitting and lying positions.

The natural program is

Trekking, bird watching

and nature cruise