Introduction To Ayurveda Part-II

Dr.Vijay By Dr.Vijay, 23rd Jun 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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To understand Ayurveda, it is essential to know its basic concepts. These are the backbones of Ayurvedic Philosophy.Ayurveda health care is based on their application in day today’s life.

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Introduction to Ayurveda (Part-II)

►Basic Principles of Ayurveda

To understand Ayurveda, it is essential to know its basic concepts. These are the backbones of Ayurvedic Philosophy.Ayurveda health care is based on their application in day today’s life.

√ Shad Darshan (The Six Philosophies of Life)
√ Panchamahabhuta Theory (The five Basic Elements)
√ Three Doshas (Biological Humors)
√ Seven Dhatus (Basic Body Tissues)
√ Malas (Metabolic Waste Products)
√ Agni (Biological Fire)

► Shad Darshan
◙ Origin and meaning of ‘Darshan’

» Drush meaning to see is the root from which the word darshan has been derived.
» The literal meaning of the word darshan is knowledge acquired through vision or that which is actually seen.

◙ Objectives of Darshans

The main objective of all the Darshans is describing the soul principle. While describing the soul principle they discuss various issues such as what is the embodied soul, how it originated, the true nature of the manifest world, how it was created, the reason for its creation, whether it is gross or endowed with divine consciousness etc. Answering such questions with conviction is considered an analogous objective of the Darshans. The world, the embodied soul, God and the Final Liberation (Moksha) are the four main concepts discussed in all the Darshans.

◙ Shad Darshan: The Six Philosophies of Life
1. Sankhya- Written by Sage Kapil
2. Nyaya- Written by Sage Gautam
3. Vaisheshika- Written by Sage Kanad
4. Mimamsa- Written by Sage Jaimini
5. Yoga- Written by Maharshi Patanjali
6. Vedanta- Written by Sage Badarayan

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author avatar Randhir Bechoo
1st Jul 2013 (#)

I read both your pages.Interesting information.Alternative therapy awarness is a must for todays society.

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