Prevention of Disease
Su. Ci. 24.
1. Teeth cleaning—nimba twig, etc
2. Tongue scraping
4. Wash face and eyes
5. Chew betal leaf, camphor, nutmeg, cubeb, clove, katuka, lime and areca nut
6. Massage of head
7. Combing hair
8. Karnapuranam -- filling ears with oil
9. Abhyanga of body--Oil bath with regard to prakriti, satmya, ritu, desha, dosha, vikriti
10. Physical exercise
11. Dry massage
13. Anulepa -- applying pastes to skin
14. Wearing of flowers, clothes, gems to ward off evil spirits, promote ojas, provide charm and pleasure
15. Cosmetics to face
16. Collyrium to eyes
17. Worshiping gods, guests, brahmanas, bestows fame etc.
19. Washing feet
20. Massage of feet to bring sleep
21. Regular wearing of foot-ware
22. Cutting of hair and nails
23. Wearing of turban, use of umbrella, carrying of cane
24. Gentle walking
25. Comfortable bed and chair
27. Gentle rubbing
28. Comfortable wind s/b sought
29. Adequate / proper shade
30. Step out with cleanliness, hair and nails cut, white clothing, etc and speak first with suitable measured and sweet words, behave with other people like brother, with permission of teacher and elders, accompanied by a good companion and with concentrated mind.
31. Extensive Code Of Conduct follows verses 89-94
32. Avoidance of suppression of natural urges
33. Avoid exposure to wind, sun, fire, etc
34. Avoid unwholesome things
35. Avoid sudden changes
36. Avoid gambling, etc
37. Avoid second-hand clothing etc.
38. Eat according to the season and doshas
39. Employ elimination therapies in season
40. Regular physical exercise
41. Restraint from many things including in sex
Ca. Su. XXVIII.34-35 One desirous of happiness should follow the regimen prescribed for the prevention of unborn and alleviation of born disorders. Although activities of all creatures are directed intuitively towards happiness, the good and bad coarse they adopt depend upon the knowledge and ignorance respectively.
AH Su. 4. largely on urges and non-suppression equates with prevention of diseases.