In Vedic Ayurveda, the word ‘Ayurveda’ is a combination of two meanings, ” Ayu” means Life and ” Veda” means Science. Which holistically means ” The Science of Life”. Life as a human body is filled with many complex processes. Every day is not the same for the body. The changing way of living has impacted our lives to a large extent.
The human body is like a temple, but diseases are threats to it. If there is a particular deformity in the functioning of the body, it will certainly lead to illness. It could be both acute and chronic.
Fortunately, the ancient science of Vedic Ayurveda has been proven to be a permanent cure for such ailments. This is possible through ‘’Vedic Healing”.
In this article, you shall learn how Vedic Ayurveda paved the path for healing since ancient times.
The fundamental understanding of Vedic Ayurveda comes from the word Vedas. Vedas are not just for performing rituals only, rather it is considered to be the source of knowledge and wisdom of the universe. The knowledge of Vedas teaches us to live and lead peaceful and healthy life.
Shivadasa Sen, born in the 14th century, known for his commentary on Charak Samhita, has defined Vedas as knowledge which has two forms— first Shabdarupa Veda and second Artharupa Veda, one is in verbal form and the other is in object form respectively.
According to some schools or is a Panchama Veda, Ayurveda is an Upaveda of Atharva or Rigveda
Vedic Ayurveda is also considered as Upanga of Atharva Veda. It is not imposed or added from outside but is an integral part of the Vedas.
The fundamentals of our discourses and commentaries should exist in Mantras and Brahmanas. It is evident from the present that Samhitas are in the form of Vyakhyana— discourses or commentaries.
Vedic Healing - Integral to Vedic Ayurveda
Let’s move on to the most crucial part of our discussion, ” Vedic Healing” which is integral to Vedic Ayurveda.
Before we understand the meaning and scope of Vedic Healing, the first question arises: why and when do we need healing?
To answer this question, you need to understand that healing follows only when something is not right or broken.
You require healing in two cases; first when you are mentally not sound and second when your physical health is not in sync with the environment around you.
Vedic Ayurveda Healing or Vedic Healing is a process which takes care of both the components of your health, i.e., mental and physical. It brings wholeness to one’s life.
There is no doubt that modern medicine has achieved immeasurably in treating and healing people.
For human beings, the Vedic doctrine distinguishes three main layers or sheaths, called koshas in Sanskrit. These three are-
- The Ananda Maya Kosha is the spiritual or transcendental body.
- The Vijnana Maya Kosha, is the astral or energy body.
- The Anna Maya Kosha or physical body.
All these three koshers can be subject to disharmony, which may express themselves in different ways.
The science of Vaidya, or Vedic healing, according to its nature, teaches that each of the koshas has its appropriate healing approach. They are known as called mani (gems), mantra (sacred sound formulas) and aushada (herbal or mineral medicine), which are appropriate for the transcendental body, the astral body and the physical body.
Vedic Ayurveda Healing is in alignment with quantum field theory and consciousness. The cause of disease in Ayurveda is known as pragyaparadh, which implies a mistake of the intellect. This “mistake” symbolises ‘’the mind and body”, both losing connection to the whole, or consciousness, and instead functioning as parts seeking independent survival outside of the whole.
For Vedic healing, awareness is first directed to oneness or the consciousness that connects doctor and patient. Vedic Ayurveda Healing is performed to restore the memory of pure consciousness in every cell. While doing so, the body becomes responsible for healing itself. Hence, in Ayurveda, we do not call the doctor a healer, because the healing takes place when the cells that had lost their way recognize consciousness.
Vedic healing in Ayurveda is a cure for various health-related problems consequent to imbalances and gaps on the three levels, the physical, the astral and the transcendental or spiritual. Therefore Vedic healing can definitely be called a holistic path of healing.