Wholesome Life

Achariya Ajay Bauer
Speaks on "Wholesome Life" 
Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 11:00am

Synergy is that mysterious dynamic that emerges from wholesomeness wherein the power of the whole inexplicably exceeds the sum of its parts. This powerful dynamic is now being recognized and is manifest in the ideals of holistic (“whole”istic) medicine, whole food, and so forth. Wholeness brings health to us physically, mentally and spiritually. In fact the etymology of our words “health” and “heal” can be traced back to the Proto-Germanic hailitho – “whole, uninjured, of good omen.” How can we live the most wholesome and healthy life? By attuning our lives in all its aspects to the ultimate source of wholeness: God. In God we are healed and made whole again. In the words of the psalmist: “He makes me whole again, steering me off worn, hard paths to roads where truth and righteousness echo His name.”

-- Achariya Ajay Bauer


From Gurus and Swamis:

O thou Physician of Souls, 
O thou Divine Healer, 
O thou Compassionate, 
I am made whole at thy approach.

-- Swami Premananda, “Prayers of Self-Realization”

When our consciousness is spiritualized by the divinity of God our whole being is sanctified by his purity and holiness.

--Lahiri in Swami Premananda, “Sayings of Shyamacharan Lahiri”

O Spirit, teach us to heal the body by recharging it with Thy cosmic energy, to heal the mind by concentration and cheerfulness, and to heal the disease of soul ignorance by the divine medicine of meditation on Thee.

-- Swami Yogananda, “Whispers from Eternity”