Monday, 22 September 2014

#Purpose Of #Ayurveda

 Some times the question arises in our mind that what is the purpose of Ayurveda. The answer has been provided in the Ancient Ayurvedic texts.

Acharya Vagabhatta in Asatanga Sangrah says that the only way to walk on  path of righteousness ( dharma) , to earn a honest living (artha) and to obtain eternal bliss (sukha ) is to have a life. Any individual who desires to have such life, should have utmost respect for Ayurveda . (AH.S.S. 1-5)

Similarly Acharya Sushruta says that Ayurveda        (Ayu means life and Veda means science) is a science of life. Ayurveda  has been aptly named as it explains about life, it discusses about life. One is able to live a long life with the help of Ayurveda. (Su.s.1-15)

Mahrishi Agnivesh has beautifully described the purpose of Ayurveda . He clearly says that the purpose of Ayurveda is to maintain the health of a healthy person and to treat the illness of the ill.
(C.su.39-23) 

 Based on above references we can say that the purpose of Ayurveda is not merely to treat the diseases but to prevent these diseases too. Ayurveda texts lay stress on disease prevention along with providing cures for various illness. In order to enjoy a content life with eternal bliss one needs to be healthy and good health can be achieved by following the principles of Ayurveda.
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