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Ayu (life) implies the conjunction of physical body, senses, mind and soul and is known by the synonym dhari (that which preserves vitality), jivita (that which is live), nityaga (that which is in continuum), and anubandha (that which is interdependent, or a link between past life and the future life).
स्वस्थस्य स्वास्थ्यरक्षणमातुरस्य विकारप्रशमनं च ||२६|| (Cha. SU. 30/26)
The purpose of this science (Ayurveda) is to preserve the health of the healthy and cure the disease of the unhealthy.
तत्र शरीरं नाम चेतनाधिष्ठानभूतं पञ्चमहाभूतविकारसमुदायात्मकं समयोगवाहि ||४|| (Cha. Sha. 6/4)
The body is defined as the site of manifestation of chetana (consciousness) and a union of factors derived from the five mahabhuta in a specific proportion that maintains equilibrium.
Three supporting pillars of life: Ahara (food), nidra (sleep) and observance of bramhacharya (celibacy/control of senses). By the wisdom of well-regulated support of these three pillars one can get body with strength, good complexion and proper growth and this continues throughout life, provided person does not get involved in regimens which are detrimental for health.
Health is the best source of virtue, wealth, gratification and emancipation; while diseases are destroyers of this (source), welfare and life itself. Now this (disease) has appeared as a great obstacle for human beings and what could be the means for their amelioration.
Out of the four veda – The Rigveda, Yajurvedas, Samaveda, and Atharvaveda. The physicians owe their loyalty to the Atharva Veda because this deals with the treatment of diseases by resorting to various practices like sacrifices, prayers, and chants, charity, moral discipline, the atonement of sins, austere practices like fasts, etc. These are advocated for treatment as well as for living a healthy, long life.
Meeting with Dr. (Vd.) Shri Rajesh Kotecha, Secretary, Ministry of AYUSH