The Science of Ayurveda
Ayurveda, the “science of life” or longevity, is the holistic alternative science from India, and is more than 5000 years old. It is believed to be the oldest healing science in existence, forming the foundation of all others.
The word Ayurveda is a Sanskrit term meaning “Science of Life”. Ayu means “life” or “daily living.” and Veda is “knowing.” Ayurveda was first recorded in the Vedas the world’s oldest extant literature. The secret of ayurveda’s individualized healing method was preserved in India, whereas it has been lost or superseded in other cultures.
The methods used to find this knowledge of herbs, foods, aromas, gems, colors, yoga, mantras, lifestyle an surgery are fascinating and varied. The sage, physicians/surgeons of the time was the same sages or seers, deeply devoted holy people, who saw health as an integral part of spiritual life. It said that they received their training of ayurveda through direct cognition during meditation.
That is , the knowledge of the use of the various methods of healing, prevention, longevity, and surgery came through Divine revelation; guessing or animal testing was unnecessary. These revelations were transcribed from oral tradition into written form, interspersed with aspects of mortal life and spirituality.
Through studying the teachings of Ayurveda the practical knowledge of self-healing may be acquired by anyone. By the proper balance of all energies in the body, the process of physical deterioration and disease can be impressively reduced. This concept is basic to Ayurvedic science; the capability of the individual for self-healing.
Ayurveda, yoga and Tantra
Ayurveda, yoga and tantra are the ancient life-disciplines that have neen practiced in India for centuries. They are mentioned in the scriptures of the Vedas and Upanishads. Yoga is the science of union with the divine, with truth; Tantra is the most direct method of controlling the energy that creates the ultimate union with Truth; and Ayurveda is the science of life.