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Monday, August 23, 2010

Lord Dhanwantari in human form

गुरोरधीताखिल वैद्यविद्यः
पीयूषपाणिः कुशलः क्रियासु।
गतस्पृहो धैर्यधरः कृपालु
शुद्धोऽधिकारी भिषगीदृशः स्यात्॥
guroradhītākhila vaidyavidyaḥ
pīyūṣapāṇiḥ kuśalaḥ kriyāsu|
gataspṛho dhairyadharaḥ kṛpālu
śuddho'dhikārī bhiṣagīdṛśaḥ syāt|

The ideal doctor is described here.

He should have acquired abundance of education from the Masters in the field and also have training . He should be so learned and beloved that he should be considered the living form of the Lord  Sree Dhanwantari with the pot of Nectar,  He should be dexterous in absolute terms while engaged in profession..  While on his profession he should be bereft of  personal likes or dislikes and the removal of the distress of the patient alone should be his concern.  He should be and should appear to look very bold and confident while giving treatment. His compassion should know no bounds.  He should be clean physically and mentally... The candidate for this profession should be slected  from the most eligible. 

The doctor trained in Allopathy is expected to take the following oath and follow it to his end.


I SWEAR by Apollo the physician and Æsculapius, and Health, and All-heal, and all the gods and goddesses, that, according to my ability and judgment,
I will keep this Oath and this stipulation — to reckon him who taught me this Art equally dear to me as my parents, to share my substance with him, and relieve his necessities if required; to look upon his offspring in the same footing as my own brothers, and to teach them this art, if they shall wish to learn it, without fee or stipulation; and that by precept, lecture, and every other mode of instruction,
I will impart a knowledge of the Art to my own sons, and those of my teachers, and to disciples bound by a stipulation and oath according to the law of medicine, but to none others.
I will follow that system of regimen which, according to my ability and judgement, I consider for the benefit of my patients, and abstain from whatever is deleterious and mischievous.
I will give no deadly medicine to any one if asked, nor suggest any such counsel; and in like manner I will not give to a woman a pessary to produce abortion. With purity and with holiness I will pass my life and practice my Art.
I will not cut persons labouring under the stone, but will leave this to be done by men who are practitioners of this work. Into whatever houses I enter, I will go into them for the benefit of the sick, and will abstain from every voluntary act of mischief and corruption; and, further, from the seduction of females or males, of freemen and slaves. Whatever, in connection with my professional service, or not in connection with it, I see or hear, in the life of men, which ought not to be spoken of abroad,
I will not divulge, as reckoning that all such should be kept secret. While I continue to keep this Oath unviolated, may it be granted to me to enjoy life and the practice of the art, respected by all men, in all times. But should I trespass and violate this Oath, may the reverse be my lot.

Do we find any difference between the Indian expectation spelt out in a simple sloka and the above oath in the name of Apollo?

And to the great credit of professionals in this field, the Doctors world over  have alway lived up to the expectations of the patients except perhaps for small  and rare aberrations .
They as a class have been the greatest boon from God and have kept the world blessed by their presence.
।श्रीकृष्णो रक्षतु।
|śrīkṛṣṇo rakṣatu|
Have a nice and happy day
with profound respect and warm regards
K V Ananthanarayanan
त्यजन्तु बान्धवाः सर्वे निन्दन्तु गुरवो जनाःI
तदापि परमानन्दो गोविन्दो मम जीवनंII
let all my relatives abandon me, let the great people insult me, still I am in supreme bliss since my life  is GOVINDA alone.
Iकृष्णात् परं किमपि तत्वं अहं न जाने"I

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