Rasāyana, रसायन is a Sanskrit word, with the literal meaning: Path (āyana) of essence (rasa). It is a term that in early ayurvedic medicine means the science of lengthening lifespan, and in later (post 8th-century) works sometimes refers to Indian alchemy. The name of the science of Indian alchemy or proto-chemistry, is more. In Indian Alchemy Dr. Mahadihassan attempts to elucidate the point that Alchemy is a science through which the higher states of being reveal themselves with. INDIAN ALCHEMY OR RASAYANA- IN THE LIGHT OF ASCETICISM AND GERIATRICS Subsequent Edition by Mahdihassan S from Only Genuine.
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It is a term that in early ayurvedic medicine means the science of lengthening lifespan, indixn in later post 8th-century works sometimes refers to Indian alchemy.
Thus a realist would alcemy geriatrics even where a pseudo- scientist claims it to be rejuvenation. Correspondingly herbal Rasayanas were developed into herbo-metallic preparations never ignoring the herbal principle. In this class come ascetics living like exiles in a forest and what they needed most was a drug of rejuvenation or at least one which could keep them strong and active enough to search for vegetable food-stuffs in a forest.
Specific adaptogenic herbs are also included in rasayanas including haritakiamlashilajitashwagandaholy basilguduchi and shatavari. I have devoted much time conceiving the oxida- tion-reduction system of the aged as compared with that of a youth.
In proceeding thus we are further guided by Virchow 7himself a maker of modern medical science. This refers to the time when in Kashmir a special school of Shivaism was dominant which dates about 6th Cent.
Where alchemy began, and 6. What I do wish to emphasize is the incorporation of human blood in Momiyai, correctly recorded by Alberuni, though the source was legendary but it is confirmed by Woulfe.
Discoveries by mere accidents are so rare as to be ignored; in fact even these come only to those who have been working to discover some- thing else. And their methods of preparation are typical of alchemy. A facsimile edition was published in Calcutta by Somnath Bal in Such a psycho- logical indixn of treatment, starting as spiritual in nature, gradually became more and more material. We have here to realize the style in which the ancient thinkers used to express themselves.
Shiva, who regained his youth and enters the Hindu Trinity as the Resurrector, could not have a better emblem than the serpent as depicted above.
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Indian Alchemy Or Rasayana By S. Mahdihassan
To take a potion of herbal juice was to add to the stock of soul to a system running short of it. The myths that explain the origins of the minerals from divine bodily fluids provide a fundamental source of knowledge for tantric alchemy. And as soon as he recognizes it rasatana formulates a problem and it is this to which he devotes his attention.
It is not to be mis- taken with aphrodisiacs for which rasayama term used is Vajikarana p. There exist tribes in Australia and Melanesia on wl Malinowski 44 writes: Base metals were under-developed rickety systems.
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Holding such views I certain ly do not endorse the popular view of the origin of alchemy pronounced by authors like A.
It produced a Resurrection Body. I am interested in a practising physician who is also the first to codify medicine in India. Thus the lotus alone incorporates fertility-cum-fecundity or growth-cum-reproduction, no other plant does this. However this conception must be a late one, certainly post-Vedic. Then it would be a wonder how a bogus art could continue to persist for no less than several centuries.
The alchemist tried to rehearse creation with two corresponding opposites. Lastly, the practitioner sprinkles the site with water while employing the mantra Candakapalini.
I have devoted much time conceiving the oxida tion-reduction system of the aged as compared with that of a youth. But this refers to normal sex life of a young man. In Tulunadu region of India, Banana and Mango Rasayana are made by mixing fruit pulp with cow’s milk or water to a thick consistency. In this connection he mentions the preparation Raktamala.
He therefore personifies Rasayana.
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Even New Testament refers to a chronic patient waiting to be cured by enter- ing as the first into the floods of a spring. The protection offered by Tinospora cordifolia against stress induced gastric mucosal damage was lost if macrophage activity was blocked.
The classic Indian alchemical texts were written in the period from the 10th to the 13th century. Briefly, putrefaction is alcemy starting with dissolution of previous elements and re-synthesis of micro-elements into macro- fractions, then into tissues and organs which develop as a whole into a chicken.
Indian Alchemy or Rasayana : In the Light of Asceticism and Geriatrics
We note that priority is assigned to Rasayana which represents drugs of rejuvenation. The Rasarnava is one of the most important textual sources for tantric alchemy and has existed since the eleventh century.
Max Muller has shown how the kitchen- fire of the nomad Aryans finally became the powerful god Agni of Vedic religion. They then begged Siva to make the mercury impure so humans could not become immortal. Rasayana could have repre- sented any mercurial or even herbo-mercurial prepara- tion at Alexandria.
This rasayana may be drunk as juice by diluting with water or milk. Here the Upanishadic account is rrasayana better; it takes creation to a two-seeded fruit.
Naturally he has placed me under a great debt of gratitude. Phoenix was an ordinary mortal bird, but after being burnt, the vegetable principle, latent in the twigs of its nest, revived it, now making it immortal. Please create a new list with a new name; move some items to a new or existing list; or delete some items.