Tenets of Vaisheshika Philosophy in Ayurveda
Ayurveda is the ancient science of life, which is developed by integrating various other systems of knowledge like philosophy, arts, literature and so on. In this regard the verse “Sarva Parishadamidam Shastram” told by Chakrapani, the commentator of Charaka Samhita, a great lexicon of Ayurveda much suits here. Even though Ayurveda is an applied science it incorporates the philosophical principles which are so modified that these principles have become Ayurvedic in nature and considered as Ayurvedic principles. Among the six orthodox schools of philosophy, Vaishishika system is also one and Ayurveda has taken the fundamental principles of this school of thought which are helpful in its applied aspects.
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