What is Ayurveda?
Ayurveda is an ancient system of life (ayur) & knowledge ( veda), which rose in India some thousands of years ago. The theory developed through an in depth understanding of creation.
The seers (or rishis) as they are popularly called, meditated for a long time to get to the roots of this. The seers desired to revel the deepest truths of human physiology and health. The fundamentals of life were brought out by them; they organized into a vast system, compiling the philosophical & spiritual texts, which is called Veda of Knowledge.
The first place where Ayurveda was first found is Veda, which is the world’s oldest existing literature.
There are three most important Vedic texts containing original and complete knowledge of Ayurveda, which is as old as about 1200 years old, is still used, in the present age. The Vedic teachings were passed on by means of verbal communication from teachers (gurus) to students (shishya) for more than a millennium. The first origin of Ayurveda can be found in Sanskrit language, again an ancient language of India, reflecting philosophy behind Ayurveda along with the dept in it.
Ayurveda was greatly influenced by east and west. It is our privilege that our Ayurvedic works have been translated in many foreign languages, including Chinese, around 700 AD; Chinese Scholars were studying medicine in the Nalanda University, in India.
Ayurveda impacted many things, including Chinese medicines, herbology and Buddhist philosophy.
The Ayurvedic philosophy teaches many conceptual systems, characterizes by balance and disorder, health and disease. Disease / health result from interconnectedness between self, personal and everything occurring in the mental, emotional and spiritual being. For a person to be healthy, harmony must exist between the purposes for healing, thoughts, feelings and physical action. Ayurveda has six Indian philosophical systems, physical behavior, sciences and medical arts.