The Knowledge of AYURVEDA
“Where advantageous and disadvantageous, as well as happy and unhappy states of life, along with what is good and bad for life, its measurement and life itself are described, that science is known as AYURVEDA…”
Says Charak, in Charak Samhita- Sutra Sthan, Chapter-1, Verse- 41…
As the legend goes, the solemn God of creation, of knowledge and of wisdom, Brahma, contemplated deep within his ‘being’ and recalled the ancient knowledge of the Science of life, AYURVEDA.
The way our genes pass on in blood lines, the wisdom of ancient India passed on from father to child, and thus within the ‘cells’ of his consciousness, Brahma’s son Daksha Prajapati carried forward what he learnt from his father.
Engraved in the mind of Yogis, the knowledge of Ayurveda was recalled within their consciousness, etched on to their memory and thus passed on orally
It is not easy to determine the exact period origin of Ayurveda – as it is the oldest system among all life sciences, originating in India more than 5000 years ago, as this science is the work of thousands of thinkers, philosophers and investigators throughout the ages. Ayurveda is evolved from the quest to have a happy life, through a deep understanding of creation and its maintenance, perceived and conceived by the Rishis or seers of ancient India and passed on through the oral tradition of teaching and learning.
The first documentation of Ayurveda is found in the Vedas, the world’s oldest existing form of literature.