A visionary path for a life of health, harmony, happiness & contentment
“A time comes when we feel that it is not necessary for us to expect anything from the world. It is not that the world cannot give anything to us, nor that we cannot take; but it is not necessary to take. We can become so mature that we are content within ourselves. The contentment has matured into the ripe fruit of permanent experience, and then we live a life of what is generally called retirement. The life of retirement is not an idle life of sleeping; it is a further advanced state above the grhastha, where the energy conserved and the potency that is inside is totally oriented towards a higher aspiration. The retirement is only from the distractions of life, not from the duties of life. Now the activity that was earlier externally motivated in many ways becomes directed internally. Here is the time when we become a friend of all – sarvabhUtahite ratAh (B.G.12.4). We are not merely a friend of people, but even the very elements will bend before us. This is traditionally designated as the vanaprastha stage.”
Today more and more people, inclined towards higher aspirations, are exploring conducive spaces and environments which will facilitate the inner journey.
nivrttigrama, a joint initiative of Punarnava Ayurveda Trust and Vaidyagrama Community Trust, is an idea born out of this reality to create a visionary path to life in a community that provides one with dignity, harmony and health in a sustainable manner and gives one the space and freedom to navigate the "forest" within to reach and recognise the Self.
The goal is to create communities with a conducive and comfortable contemporary environment to inspire people to pursue the higher aspirations of life.
Pullat Das Menon +91 99169 26733
Geetha Mohandas +91 90478 17525