Sunday, June 13, 2021

Dosha Seeds

Mark 4:26-34

Jesus  said,  “The  kingdom  of  God  is  as  if  someone  would  scatter  seed  on  the  ground,  and  would  sleep  and  rise night  and  day,  and  the  seed  would  sprout  and  grow,  he  does  not  know  how.  The  earth  produces of  itself,  first the  stalk,  then  the  head,  then  the  full  grain  in  the  head.  But  when  the  grain  is  ripe,  at  once  he  goes  in  with  his sickle,  because  the  harvest  has  come.”

He  also  said,  “With  what  can  we  compare  the  kingdom  of  God,  or  what  parable  will  we use  for  it?  It  is  like  a mustard  seed,  which,  when  sown  upon  the  ground,  is  the  smallest  of  all  the  seeds  on  earth;  yet  when  it  is  sown it  grows  up  and  becomes  the  greatest  of  all  shrubs,  and  puts  forth  large  branches,  so  that  the  birds  of  the  air can  make  nests  in  its  shade.” With  many such  parables  he  spoke  the  word  to  them,  as  they  were  able  to  hear  it;  he  did  not  speak  to  them except  in  parables,  but  he  explained  everything  in  private  to  his  disciples.

We never really know what will become of us when we are young, when we are a small seed. Its an incredible thing to watch a child grow and change.

In Indian medicine, or Ayurveda, everyone is born with a particular Dosha or constitution, like a seed. This is made up of physical, psychological, and mental elements. There are three doshas: vata (airy), pitta(fiery), and kapha (earthy). People are combinations of these. The dosha you are born with is your prakriti. This is the place where your body naturally wants to be.  The current state of your dosha is called your vikrti. The best condition would be for prakriti and vikrti to be the same, but often they are not. This is when disease, and imbalance live. Finding our way back to our natural set point is not always easy, but worth it. Like watching a seed grow and bloom.


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