The word ‘Ayurveda’ in its literal meaning
was originally formulated by joining two words being, Ayur
meaning life and Veda referring to knowledge (i.e. knowledge
of life). In Ayurveda medicine, the process of ayur (life)
is considered as a combined state of body (sharira), senses
(indriya), psyche (mana) and soul (atma).
Ayurveda health is not only for the physical ailment but
also to show you the way of life.
Punarjanma Ayurveda India believes that
death takes away the sukshma sharir to the heavenly abode
leaving behind the sthoola sharir that decomposes back into
its constituent elements, the panchamahabhoota. The sukshma
sharir reincarnates (punarjanma) until it attains moksha.
The splitting of the sukshma sharir into indriya, mana and atma
after it attains salvation (moksha) follows this life and death
cycle. Indriya and mana that originate from the nature, surroundings
(prakruti) remerge with the same whereas atma, the image of parmatama
merges back into it.
It is also believed by the herbal product studies that the non- attainment of salvation (moksha) after death leads to the combining of the sukshma sharir i.e. the indriya, mana and atma with the new sthoola sharir at the time of shukra shonita sanyoga (fertilization) in the uterus.
This combination of sukshma and sthoola sharir occurs in accordance with the karmafala that is to be enjoyed by the new sthoola sharir.
The karma (deeds) of the previous sthoola sharir decide the karmafala
of the new sthoola sharir. This is also a core aspect of the herbal
remedies’ science which is Ayurveda. It doesn't always happen
that the sukshma sharir combines with species of sthoola sharir
same as itself.
According to vedic science the sukshma sharir
can combine with any of the species among the 8.4 million
species that exists. Attainment of moksha is one of the chaturvidh
(Four main objectives of life) and the process of splitting
and combining of the sukshma sharir with the sthoola sharir
continues till moksha is attained. Atma is comparable to god,
the creator and is believed to be the almighty.
Once the sukshma sharir and the sthoola sharir have atma
attached to it, due to karmafalbandhan all its strength and
might is lost and he has to lead this cyclical phase of life
according to the karmafala. In ayurveda itself the Sanskrit
word ayur has synonyms that possess the same meaning and value
as life itself.
Few synonyms are: Dhari The physical properties of the body is
sustained (dharna) during life. Jeevita Lively activities are carried
out. Nityaga As the time of life is continuously spent. Anubandha
As life is possible with the combination (bandhan) of the sukshma
and the sthoola sharir. Charak Sootra In ayurveda ayu (life) can
be classified as:
- Sukha Ayu The ayu that leads to wellness.
- Dukkha Ayu The ayu that leads to diseases.
- Hita Ayu The ayu spent serving the society.
- Ahita Ayu Ayu in destructive activities.
Definition of Ayurveda Health Practices
Ayurveda is the science of life that not only deals with Sukha Ayu, Dukkha Ayu, Hita Ayu, Ahita Ayu but also deals with the ways and means to achieve health by knowing and acknowledging the paths that lead to disease.
As a final quote, Ayurveda herb science deals with the quantum of the Ayu.s