Concept of “Mann & Atman” of the Navdravya of Vaisheshik Darshan is the basis of Charak Samhita for Manas Rog - A Review

  • Aarti Shukla Research Scholar, Shri Yugal Sharanji Maharaj Lupta Vigyaan Evam Swasthya Anusandhan Kendra, India.
  • Gaurav Shukla R & D Head, Shri Yugal Sharanji Maharaj Lupta Vigyaan Evam Swasthya Anusandhan Kendra, India.
Keywords: Ayurveda, Mental Health, Manas, Mantra, Chikitsa, Nav Dravya

Abstract

The eastern particle system was based on 9 Elements also known as Nav Dravya. These Navdravya are Mann, Aatma, Kaal, Disha, Aakash, Vaayu, Agni, Jal and Prithvi. The theory of Navdravya was an exception as it assumes that each particle possesses Mann (Intelligence) and this Mann becomes the basis of Manas Roga. It also confirms the theory of Traya Sharir, i.e., Karan Sharir, Sookshma Sharir and Sthool Sharir working simultaneously. Each Sharir comprises of 5 Tatva thus manifestation of unique combination of 5 Tatva became the basis of Navdravya. The Karan Sharir which comprised of Mann, Aatma, Kaal, Disha and AakashSookshma Sharir which comprised of Kaal, Disha, Aakash, Vaayu and Agni,  and  Sthool Sharir, the visible mass, took form with Aakash, Vaayu, Agni, Jal and Prithvi (Panch Maha bhoot). Any disturbance in coordination between Sthool, Sooksham and Karan Sharir became the basis of Manas Rog. Thus Health is not simply about what you are eating, but also it is about what you are thinking and saying.  Ayurveda Chikitsa is classified into 3 types Daivavyapashraya Chikitsa (Mantra Chikitsa), Yuktivyapashraya Chikitsa (Nidaan Panchak) and Satvavajaya Chikitsa (Apathya). ayurveda gives more stress to Sattvvajaya Chikitsa and Daivavyapashraya Chikitsa in managing Manovikaras as purity of thoughts, diet and physical exercise. This article will help readers to understand the role of Navadravya as the basis for resolving Manas Rog maintaining Manasika Swasthyam.

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Kapildev Naryana. Tantraraj Tantra. Chaukhamba Surbharati Prakashana, Varanasi. 2011, Pg 772.

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Aarti Shukla, & Gaurav Shukla. (2022). Concept of “Mann & Atman” of the Navdravya of Vaisheshik Darshan is the basis of Charak Samhita for Manas Rog - A Review. Journal of Ayurveda and Integrated Medical Sciences, 7(3), 75 - 81. Retrieved from https://www.jaims.in/jaims/article/view/1778
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