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7he4uthor 16-12-2010 12:37 AM

Ayur (Life) Veda (knowledge)
 
I was told that ayurveda means
the study of life

Which today in English would be called *Biology*

I remember there are 3 Doshas
Vatta, Pitta, and one more?

This made me think of Todays diet guide based on the 3 (main) blood types.

I know little about ancient ayurveda but saw there was no post on this topic so perhaps others will add to this.

TheDivine 25-12-2010 12:01 AM

Modern biology only describes the physical. It is a relatively new system that has many uses, but it has completely denied the spiritual realm as part of the study of life.

As time goes on, modern science and metaphysics are gradually converging, so I think eventually it will integrate the spiritual as well. It's just going to take some time.

LightBearer 25-12-2010 07:31 AM

ive just started a work on ayurveda, even as a brief overview it is quite a major work, ive published about 4000 words on it so far and have barely scraped the surface, but if you are interested have a read, it is far too much to post here.

http://thehealingsphere.blogspot.com...6_archive.html

blackraven 29-12-2010 12:59 AM

universa1ove - I live by Deepak Chopra's book "Perfect Health" which is based enitirely on the teachings of the ayurvedic philosophy. I am a vatta!

Blackraven

Chrysaetos 29-12-2010 09:48 AM

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Originally Posted by TheDivine
Modern biology only describes the physical. It is a relatively new system that has many uses, but it has completely denied the spiritual realm as part of the study of life.

Yes, it doesn't arrogantly assume that there are realities beyond what we are able to experience.
Religious people can't even agree and prove on what is beyond the physical, what is god, what is soul, and so forth.
Quote:

Originally Posted by TheDivine
As time goes on, modern science and metaphysics are gradually converging, so I think eventually it will integrate the spiritual as well. It's just going to take some time.

We will have to wait and see. What did happen in the past few centuries is demystification of various superstitions.

Back on thread, I certainly do not believe in the so called body types of Ayurveda. Humans can't be belittled in to three body types. It can be explained with the Forer effect, and undoubtedly there is also confirmation bias at work. Let them prove these body types first. And there are of course not just five elements.

Chrysaetos 29-12-2010 10:29 AM

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Originally Posted by ultra-violet
First of all, there are other factors determining one's make up but it is my belief that we all have an element that is predominant.

And the predominant element is kept alive with selective thinking. These body types are very similar to astrology and personality tests.
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Originally Posted by ultra-violet
Of course science will not prove this; it is not in their interest.

It's up to the believers to prove it, let the ayurvedic doctors prove it. As long as it's not proven but presents itself as truth it's a pseudoscience.
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Originally Posted by ultra-violet
What are the other elements?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chemical_element

harley's mum 18-01-2011 10:41 AM

please check my post on "Ayurvedic Spa" thread...
 
Hello Universal Love and all...

I just posted a brief but detailed introduction to Ayurveda and rather than repeat myself suggest humbly those interested jump onto that thread...


Uma 19-08-2011 01:16 PM

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Uma 19-08-2011 01:18 PM

Magazine interview entitled "Yoga, Ayurveda, and Vedic Astrology - The Three Sisters"


sarinmall 15-04-2012 05:51 AM

"Yoga, Ayurveda, and Vedic Astrology - The Three Sisters"- Correct


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