The language of Ayurveda is in Sanskrit, an ancient and
rich dialect of the sages and seers of the past. It is also the potent
language of mantra. Whereby uttering the syllables, we resonate, activate
and strengthen areas of our physical body.
A prayer to SHRI Danvantari (the Vedic bringer of Ayurveda)
(Phonetic spelling of prayer:)
aum sankham chakram jalaukam dadhad amruta ghatam charu dorbis chatturbhih
suksma svachhati hrdyamsuka parivilasan maulim ambhoja netram. kalam
bhodojjvalangam kati tata vilasach charu pitambaradyam, vande dhanvantarim
tam nikhila gada vana prauda davagni lilam.
Salutations to Him, Danvantari, who is holding with his four arms: a conch,
a wheel or disk of energy (chakra), a leech and a pot of amrita (celestial
ambrosia). In whose heart shines a very subtle, clear, gentle and pleasing
blaze of light. This light also shines all around his head and lotus eyes.
Who by his mere play destroys all diseases like a mighty forest fire.
Quotes from the ancient scholars and books on Ayurveda
The six main factors to promote longevity, strength, nourishment,
happiness, pleasure and liberation according to the scholars of Ayurveda
ahimsa, to promote longevity
vitality to promote strength
Knowledge to promote
Control of the
senses to promote happiness
Knowledge of reality
to promote pleasure and enjoyment of life
Celibacy to promote
Charaka Samhita Sutrasthana, chapter 30, 9-15
All therapies fall into two main categories, nourishing (santarpana),
and depleting (apartarpana).
-Ashtanga Hridayam Su: Ch 12 verse 1
One who knows how to reduce, nourish, dry, oileate, foment, and use the
astringent therapies is the real physician.
-Charak Su:Ch 22 verse 4
What are the causative factors of disease?
Causative factors of disease are:
blasphemy, deliberately going against what you know to be right.
Unwholesome use of
the senses (overuse, under use and abuse).
What are their cures? What is the cause of happiness?
What is the cause of sorrow? How can the recurrence of disease be prevented
after their manifestation?
All diseases can be cured in three ways through:
with the senses
-Charaka Samhita, Sarirasthana, Ch 2, 39
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