Rasāyana, रसायन is a Sanskrit word, with the literal meaning: Path (āyana) of essence (rasa). It is a term that in early ayurvedic medicine means the science of lengthening lifespan, and in later (post 8th-century) works sometimes refers to Indian alchemy. The name of the science of Indian alchemy or proto-chemistry, is more. In Indian Alchemy Dr. Mahadihassan attempts to elucidate the point that Alchemy is a science through which the higher states of being reveal themselves with. INDIAN ALCHEMY OR RASAYANA- IN THE LIGHT OF ASCETICISM AND GERIATRICS Subsequent Edition by Mahdihassan S from Only Genuine.

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I have devoted much time conceiving the oxida tion-reduction system of the aged as compared with that of a youth. Rasayana therapy enriches rasa with nutrients to help one attain longevity, memory, intelligence, health, youthfulness, excellence of luster, complexion and rasagana, optimum development of physique and sense organs, mastery over phonetics, respectability and brilliance.

All this literature was at Pabna, Bangladesh, but my residence was looted. Finally there was Soma and even vegetable preparations like Amarita and Ambrosia. Makara Dhwaja signifies Emblem of Makara. Even in Indian alchemy the word Rasayana by no means specifies an agent changing a base metal into gold. Indian philosophy is made to explain theore- tical alchemy since both are founded on Dualism merging into Monism.

With Soma he could suffer from insomnia but with a mushroom he raswyana be lulled to sleep 0 n a hungry stomach. That alchemical gold is Ferment-gold and not the same as metallic gold rqsayana ossil gold no history of alchemy brings alcchemy into prommence.

This page was last edited on 18 Novemberat Thus future life starts with the union of opposites and incubation is a condition incidental to the cause.


Close to it is a circular object clearly beaded. Searching for the impossible they came to discover the properties of so many herbs that they unwittingly became the founders of herbalism which was the original medicinal system both of India and of China.

Extending this idea when silver is enlivened, as Ferment-silver, and gold, as Ferment-gold, the latter must obviously be better in every respect. The theory that union of opposites leads to creative power appears here in its most undisguised form.

Title: Indian Alchemy

It has often been debated if Elixir was a powder or a liquid. Makara is a fabulous creature, its anterior half resembles crocodile, its posterior half fish. Specific adaptogenic herbs are also included in rasayanas including haritakiamlashilajitashwagandaholy basil qlchemy, guduchi and shatavari.

The importance of a herbal principle a nnl ema. Contains an exhaustive orr of siddha mythology and alchemical lore. It is applied to many gods of the pantheon in the sense of propitious and once indeed to Rudra himself It is gold to look at but a ferment and an immortalizer by its properties.

Indian Alchemy Or Rasayana By S. Mahdihassan

The two prayers in Atharva-Veda then correspond to the two divisions of medicine, Ayurveda proper and Rasayana. Soma has been discussed and over-d’scussed making it more mysterious than before. Here Charaka rightly assigns first place to Amala, which is rich in vitamin C. Recalling our previous interpre- tation: The goddess was also unable to bear the heat of the seed and pushed it upon her shores, where, Skanda was born.

Therefore the Rasarvana is considered a tantric text because the entire text is written in a dialogue format like other tantras.

Abstract Tantric alchemy is a very complex and a well-established tradition in India. This is best written by one who knows the subject and also the author. Two properties suffice to look upon Ephedra as an energizer. A rotten egg for example will show its con- tents having undergone putrefaction. This source is where I got most of my information from although it was very difficult to understand and had many Indian words in it. The Growth-soul infused in gold left the coin as dead and went over into the tree trunk.


It is better to use this source after having a general understanding of tantric alchemy. When this is taken as a drug it makes the human system grow for ever but normally repairing all defects due to disease or age.

The alchemical student then smears the dung all over the laboratory while repeating the mantras Candaghanta and Candabhairavi.

The former division is called Rasayana. Frogs do not die of typhoid. The leaf thus duplicates the herb in the pot. Thus the blood-in-oil preparation, on being smeared on the body, made the latter soul-like, expressed by its power of moving about as though space did not exist and also to fly up in the air. Now the serpent moults annually and was conceived on that ground to renew its youth. Briefly, there arose two demands on the part of the old exile, immediately or an energizer and as soon as possible indiqn a drug Scanned by CamScanner DR.

Representative Example of Argumentation. He is really destroyer- cum-resurrector.