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Reconnecting to Health and Nature

A friend forwarded to me the newsletter of SHARAN, about curing diseases through diet. SHARAN is an Indian “Sanctuary for Health and Reconnnection to Animals and Nature”, a  non-profit organisation initiated by Nandita Shah, an Indian homeopath. My friend said she had participated in seminars with Nandita and that she is a very modest and fine woman and teacher living and working in Auroville and giving seminars. There was a good quote by Victor Hugo (1802-1885) on their website:

“First it was necessary to civilize man in relation to man. Now it is necessary to civilize man in relation to nature and the animals.”

And another quote, by Ruth Harrison, says: “In fact, if one person is unkind to an animal it is considered to be cruelty, but where a lot of people are unkind to animals, especially in the name of commerce, the cruelty is condoned and, once large sums of money are at stake, will be defended to the last by otherwise intelligent people.”

My friend told me that Nandita is working together with an Austrian lady, Barbara Nath Wiser, a doctor leading a clinic of her deceased husband at the foothills of the Himalayas, working for the poor Indian and Tibetan people with ayurveda, homeopathy and acupuncture. She has founded a charitable trust called Nishtha to support the activities. The organisation says: “The main objective for which the Trust has been established is to work for the benefit and development of society as a whole by improving the welfare of families with particular focus on women and children… Our approach is holistic and our philosophy is based on an integrated approach that is inclusive of physical, social and spiritual growth of people and nature. ” A good work.

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A cow in a small forest ashram in India

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