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Upaveda
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Ayurveda belongs to the area of Vedic knowledge known as Upaveda. According to Maharishi, Upaveda deals with that point of existence at which consciousness is transformed into matter. It contains the knowledge of how human consciousness, becoming fully established in the total potential of natural law structured in the unified field, brings the physiology into accord with all the laws of nature, and thus infuses balance and integration into all areas of physiological functioning.   -- Jay L. Glaser, MD, 'Maharishi Ayurveda: An Introduction to Recent Research', Modern Science and Vedic Science, Maharishi International University, Volume 2, Number 1, 1988, p. 90.   ---   'Upaveda provides the holistic knowledge of how to maintain balance in mind and body, prevent imbalances from arising, and re-establish balance and total health when they are threatened. It includes the subject of Ayurveda. Ayurveda is Brahma-Vidya--knowledge of Totality. It is the knowledge of life in every one of its aspects.'   'There are two loops of six areas of the Vedic Literature comprising Upaveda.   1. Gandharva Veda is the Integrating and Harmonizing quality of consciousness. It has Rishi predominance.   2. Dhanur-Veda is the Invincible and Progressive quality of consciousness. It has a Devata predominance.   3. Sthapatya Veda is the quality of Establishing everything in the light of Natural Law. It has Chhandas predominance.   4. Harita Samhita represents the Nourishing quality of Natural Law. It has Chhandas predominance.   5. Bhel Samhita is the Differentiating quality of Intelligence--Natural Law. It has Devata predominance.   6. Kashyap Samhita is the quality of Equivalency in Natural Law. It has Rishi predominance.'   'The second loop of Upaveda [sometimes categorized as Ayurveda] emerges as a Balancing quality of consciousness, which is a self-sufficient loop formed by the following 6 Samhita: Charak, Sushrut, Vaghbatt, Madhav Nidan, Sharngadhar, and Bhava-Prakash. This loop eliminates the mistake of the intellect, which sees the parts of life as separate from the holistic value of life. It is the perfect science of health and total integration.   7. Charak Samhita is the quality of Balancing--Holding Together and Supporting in Natural Law. It has Rishi predominance.   8. Sushrut Samhita is the Separating quality of Natural Law. It has Devata predominance.   9. Vaghbatt Samhita is the Communication and Eloquence quality of Natural Law. It has Chhandas predominance.   10. Madhav Nidan Samhita is the Diagnosing quality of Natural Law. It has Chhandas predominance.   11. Sharngadhar Samhita is the Synthesizing quality of Natural Law. It has Devata predominance.   12. Bhava-Prakash Samhita is the Enlightening quality of Natural Law. It has Rishi predominance.'   -- Professor Tony Nader, MD, PhD; Human Physiology: Expression of Veda and the Vedic Literature: Modern Science and Ancient Vedic Science Discover the Fabrics of Immortality in the Human Physiology; Maharishi Vedic University: The Netherlands, Fourth Edition, ISBN 81-7523-017-7, 2000, pp. 61-62.
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Broader Term
Veda
Vedic Literature
Narrower Term
Bhava-Prakash Samhita
Bhel Samhita
Charak Samhita
Dhanur-Veda
Gandharva Veda
Harita Samhita
Kashyap Samhita
Madhav Nidan Samhita
Sharngadhar Samhita
Sthapatya Veda
Sushruta Samhita
Vaghbatt Samhita
Related Term
Brahma Vidya
 
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