Moogusar With thick consistency it is used as accompaniment to DosaChapati or meals. By heating it was transferred and now Ghee became the vehicle of that power in its dynamic phase. We are required to briefly recapitulate the history of early medicine. Displaying Editions 1 — 10 out of But seen from the highest point of view and in the light of the most universal principles of alchemy it can be said that there is a profound unity within the alchemical perspective, whether one is dealing with Alexandrian, Chinese, Indian, Islamic or Western alchemy. Nevertheless Scanned by CamScanner 41 l R. Rarely they recover, usually they die, and are devoured by jackals.
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Moogusar With thick consistency it is used as accompaniment to DosaChapati or meals. By heating it was transferred and now Ghee became the vehicle of that power in its dynamic phase.
We are required to briefly recapitulate the history of early medicine. Displaying Editions 1 — 10 out of But seen from the highest point of view and in the light of the most universal principles of alchemy it can be said that there is a profound unity within the alchemical perspective, whether one is dealing with Alexandrian, Chinese, Indian, Islamic or Western alchemy.
Nevertheless Scanned by CamScanner 41 l R. Rarely they recover, usually they die, and are devoured by jackals. Most power or agency reserved for a divine being… or realizable in individuals. The positive criterion of alchemy as a w hole. Whereas Brahma and Vishnu were celestial and solar gods respectively, Shiva was terrestrial-cum-lunar. This can reduce yellow gold chloride rasayan red colloidal gold even in a cold solution. The change look place in the material nature of the flesh.
Thus he could not alchmey to neglect a single day or it would mean fasting. I further identify the opposites as mirror images which can easily be taken to a common source like Adam and Eve to the same clod of earth.
Blood is soul and on calcining, blood as soul, reincarnates itself rasahana mica. It amounts to saying that to start with mercury and sulphur as sub-souls is as good as merely reconditioning cinnabar the soul. The approach adopted by the few Western authors writing on the subject studies Indian alchemy from literary historical or religious studies perspectives. Then the gold-making soul changed a base metal into gold by entering into the latter with the resultant as soul-in- gold or gold now as the carrier of Growth-soul.
Thus the Moon-god came to have terrestrial serpent as his emblem. We shall first handle putrefaction and then the rebirth of the bird which was burnt to death. While Siva and Pravati were hidden away trying to generate a son, Agni Fire peeked through the window to see them. Then Amarita m 0 rec0 rd dary drugs which merely mean that we Scanned by CamScanner 20 Indian Alc HEmy of their long past but can nevertheless be looked u as the bygone ancestors of Rasayana preparations.
Mahdihassan Bhushan explains Shiva was originally a cultivator-cum-protec- tor offering food and clothing. The beads were worn as charms which would be expected to offer longevity, if nothing rasayanq.
For accepting martyrdom, or willing death, he was promised Valhalla, the heaven of paganism. This became the drug of immortality. With whom it begins is clear by now, it is the ascetic, but asceticism seems to be a product at least of the forest civilizations of India and China.
With such a body Jesus could reveal super-human virtues. In as much as they accepted alchemy also as the art of rejuvenation there was no need to coin another name for alchemy. This phenomenon, though belong- ing to the inorganic world, can serve as a model to elucidate the difference between the biological systems 1 of the old and the young. Thus the resultant becomes soul-like as also enlivened.
In Vedic times we have Soma as the drug of rejuvenation-cum-immortality. In their term Kim-Tya, lya is primarily a juice, which js capable of making gold. This legend transferred to alchemy gives a correct picture of calcined metals or metallic Rasayanas. A fertilized egg is bi-elemental, incorpora- rasahana two centres of potential growth. Rasayana — Wikipedia This is idnian confirmed alchdmy the earliest reference to alchemy in Greek literature itself.
Rasayanas on the contrary were specific remedies for rejuvenation and as such meant for the aged, if they otherwise were free from any disease. The actual drugs are called Aushadhs, a word derived from a root meaning plant, since in the beginn- ing most medicines were herbs.
This is rasaywna a phase of the same consideration which explains the evolution of species by environment forcing adaptation upon living forms. That part of the book which is written last and yet read before the book itself is the Foreword. This is really a zoological term suggesting that eggs hatch within the mother insect and the young emerge as independent motile creatures.
Then who can harbour it better than the serpent, a typical terrestrial creature. When water created life, water can best preserve life. Achemy causal factor, with the power of growth, was obviously in the gold where it lay in a potential or latent form. In some civilizations the one aspect has been emphasized, and in others the other.
In pursuit of these matters, herbal prescriptions with many herbal substances, preserved in ghee and honey are given. From a mere protector he became a resurrector and as such a god equal to Vishnu and Brahma.
Recalling our previous interpre- tation: It is all the more necessary to emphasize this, as very recently Sir P.
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Early Indian alchemical texts discuss the use of prepared forms of mercury or cinnabar see samskaras. However, there is also ample mention of the preparation of medical tinctures in the early science of Indian alchemy. It means an art which is restricted to certain operations, drugs, and compound medicines, most of which are taken from plants. Its principles restore the health of those who were ill beyond hope, and give back youth to fading old age As such, it focused its efforts on transmutation of the human body: from mortal to immortal. The texts of Ayurvedic Medicine and Science have aspects similar to alchemy: concepts of cures for all known diseases, and treatments that focus on anointing the body with oils. Since alchemy eventually became ingrained in the vast field of Indian erudition, influences from other metaphysical and philosophical doctrines such as Samkhya , Yoga , Vaisheshika and Ayurveda were inevitable.
RASAYANA: INDIAN ALCHEMY
India has been a land of diverse ideologies, but the first and principal manuscripts on Indian religion, the Vedas, have had an effect on every one. The Vedic period lasted from then until about BCE, marking the settlement of the polytheist Aryans from the Caucasus Mountains of central Asia and their integration with the natives of India. The Vedas were the largely Caucasian-influenced literature of the poets, priests and philosophers, with much in common with Mediterranean, Celtic and Nordic cultures. The interest of Indian philosophy in this early period evolved historically in a natural progression from the complexity of polytheism, to the simplistic duality of monotheism, and then in the Upanishads on to the cosmic, unknowable oneness of monism. Ancient Vedic hymns to the gods declare that in the beginning existence arose from nonexistence. They describe an unborn, primeval One that existed before heaven and earth and produced all things.