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Indian J Psychiatry. 2002 Jul-Sep; 44(3): 201–211.
PMCID: PMC2954390

MIND IN AYURVEDA

Abstract

Ayurveda now among the alternative complementary systems of medicine is over 5000 years old. Its origin and the compilation of Caraka Samhita are noted. The nature of mind as a sensory and a motor organ, its structure and functions are discussed. The concept of Thdosha theory and Trigunas are explained besides the so-called master-forms of Doshas namely Prana, Tejas and Ojas. The constituional and tempermental types depending upon the doshas are described. These determine diagnoses and guide treatment. Ayurveda is highlighted as a holistic system with its concern for prevention of disease and promotion of health. Disease denotes failure of prophylaxis. Some methods of Ayurvedic therapy are mentioned.

Keywords: Caraka, Doshas, Gunas, ‘Sadvrutta’, Yoga, Aharatattva, Meditation

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