The Eight Years Cycle of Chanakya

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Chanakya in his neti wrote that the cycle of corruption does not last for more than eight years. He said that people who acquire money by unethical means will have to pay back to the society within eight years. Right or wrong, whether you believe in Chanakya Neti or not it provides a good message for the youngsters in the society to follow the right path of truthfulness.

Lord Krishna in Bhagavad Gita has written that everybody has to pay the price of his bad deeds or karmas sooner or later. It is the sum total of bad and good karmas which decides the ultimate fate. Chanakya probably meant that all those who keep on earning money by unethical means and not doing simultaneously good deeds will have to suffer within eight years.

Apart from this fact of Chanakya, the eight years cycle is also seen in public bhedchal. Public cannot be befooled for more than eight years in a succession. Eight years here is an arbitrary number and may mean six years or ten years. If we see the past one can visualize the public behaviour changing every 6-10 years as far as their preference for a particular type of health wave is concerned.

There was time of Sherry Lewis weight management program which came like a storm, stayed in the market for six to eight years and then vanished all together. At that time everyone was crazy for getting their weight management done the Sherry Lewis way. Then came the era of Personal Point which saw a chain of weight management programmes lasting for a few more years. This was followed by weight management the Vandana Luthra way. She is persisting in the market as she keeps on diversifying into another fields.

Weigh management era was followed by the era of “Reiki”. During this period all the newspapers were full of reiki advertisements and every second person in the family wanted to become a reiki master. Today no such advertisements are appearing and nobody wants to learn reiki.

The latest craze is for drinking ghiya juice and doing alom-vilom Pranayama.In terms of spirituality one also saw a wave of transcendental meditation by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi but the movement did not last long as he quickly realized that selling spirituality in India was not easy and the time for the same was not ripe. But who knows tomorrow the era of selling spirituality is on its way.

In terms of public behaviour one has also seen an era of craze for cycling, exercising, jogging, aerobic dancing, western dancing, etc. From health point of view the required era is that of walking. An era where everybody from child to adult is indulged into walking. The medical science has shown that walking 10,000 steps a day, routine walking 60 minutes, or brisk walking 40 minutes a day ( continuous or divided into four walks of ten minutes each) are health friendly and can relieve the society of diseases like high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity and heart disease

And now in the Yapam scam the Supreme Court has cancelled degrees of 634 doctors for corruption in MBBS admissions in Madhya Pradesh between 2008 and 2012 and said admissions obtained through a mass fraud called “Vyapam scam”+ could not be condoned.

The cycle of stents has also shown a reverse gear now with its coming under prise control.

Dr KK Aggarwal
National President IMA and HCFI