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About Ayurveda

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Ayurveda

Ayurveda is the form of Indian medicine, dated as old as 5000yrs from the time of the sages. In today’s world where pollution and human altered food and its side effects are widely increasing, there is very less of us to amend in our lifestyle. The effects of pollutants, pesticides and fertilizers, preserved and adulterated food have all become a part of our daily life.

Making a sincere effort to modify the living conditions would only be an act in vain. As part of being healthy, an apt solution would be a periodical cleansing of your body. Ayurveda has the Panchakarma Treatment; which means the 5 purification processes that can be done, both by the healthy and the ailing.
 
Panchakarma is performed as a detoxification act that is practiced from ancient time. Our body has various types of deposits within. The food we eat are metabolized and the waste are not always flushed out completely. When being under the Panchakarma treatment, we have an entire body flush that is performed. All deposits and toxin would be removed medically there by rejuvenating your body.
 
Ayurveda plays a vital role in maintaining the balance of our human life. Attaining moksha is one among the many aims of Ayurveda.

The purpose of Ayurvedam

is to prepare the body and mind for moksham or liberation. This journey towards liberation which is rooted in the philosophical reality of the bindu tatva is definitely beyond the more mechanical progression of creation preservation and destruction of life; even beyond the dualities of light and dark, heat and cold, positive and negative etc

 

Brahmam

Brahmam is the purest state

of consciousness without dualities;

the state of coming together or union of shiva and shakti, pure empty and immovable. This universe or cosmic world is an outcome of the evolutionary transformation of this state. This is the life force dwelling in all things movable as well as immovable. It is the same consciousness that is residing in this elemental body and what we call the atma or soul. So what we call sprit or soul is this life principle, isn’t the knowledge about this spirit or soul which is the greatest knowledge attainable for all human beings? There is nothing more to spirituality other than to know oneself or the knowledge about the self.

It is the mind which connects the soul with the elemental body. The origin or source of an illness is on this mental plane. Love, passion, attachment, animosity anger, hatred, intoxication etc. which are finally converted into thoughts develops into an illness.
The life of all creatures in this world is based on their collective actions through successive births. By being bound by their actions they are connected with each other.
The origin of illness on a physical plane is based on the combined actions on the physical mental and spiritual levels. On a spiritual level it is by the collective transgression or sin and on a mental level by anger, hatred, contention, aggression, pride, arrogance etc triggered by this collective sin. Finally such incorrect thinking which controls all actions will consequently resulting in sorrow and pain is experienced as illness or ill health in the body. Therefore life goes on as a series with life generating actions and actions concurrently bestowing life.
If an illness or all kinds of suffering and sorrow in life is an outcome of incorrect action the real atonement is to be correct and complete in all actions and thoughts and to lead an ethical life.
Paradoxically an individual’s health and well being is not just dependent on his or her own careful observance. In an unhealthy society deteriorating in its values and ethics it is not possible for an individual alone to lead a healthy life.

Loka Samastha

Loka: samastha sukhino bhavanthu

Loka: samastha sukhino bhavanthu
sarvae santhu nirmaya
sarvae bhadrani pasynthu
ma kachid dukhbhagbavaed 


The above mentioned sloka can be fulfilled and accomplished only by a spiritual transformation of the society. As cited in it, if lack of knowledge or darkness can lead to sorrow, it can be amended only by the radiance of self knowledge.

Pure or a healthy body is an outcome of correct food and a healthy body leads to a healthy mind as well as correct actions. That is the reason why Ayurvedam gives a lot of importance to the five therapeutic procedures of evacuation and purification known as Panchakarma.

It is quite interesting to note what an American friend had to say after undergoing one of the purification processes.  He mentioned that for quite some time his ego was trying to find a place to hide in his body. But the physician’s careful and devoted treatment reached each and every part of the body which made it impossible for the ego to be concealed. It should be noted that the patient’s surrender is definitely towards this great science and philosophy which can contain this entire universe.

Real treatment should stimulate and elevate an individual’s thinking to higher levels of correctness, nobleness etc.

The medicines used in ayurvedic treatment should activate in the body of the individual the pure wholesome and untainted properties of nature itself.
The eternal aim of Indian science-culture, tradition-philosophy-is the merging of individual soul-jeevathma with universal soul. Paramatma which is called as moksha or salvation. The mind and body has to be moulded so as to attain moksha, is the purpose of life.

Ayurveda is a culture giving the complete knowledge of the atma. Nature as it is pure and divine that interacts with jeevatma of an individualy gifting him with health and life. Ayurveda which is closely associated with nature, gives hand for life to attain moksha.

Everything revolves in a circle of 3 states known as Srushty-Creation, Sthithy-Existence, and Samharam-Destruction. These 3 fuctions are attributed to Thrimurthy-3 gods. Brahama, Vishnu and Siva respectively. The lord of Ayurveda Dhanwanthari is an incarnation of Vishnu who is the preserver of the world,who evolved from Palazhi-milky ocean with Amrutham.