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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Indian Alchemy Or Rasayana By S. Mahdihassan

Meulenbeld is by far the most comprehensive source on the history of Indian alchemical literature, both published and in manuscript form. If a metal is killed by heat and revived, the vehicle remains corporeal as before.

There would be the despirited metal ready to accept any soul. He lived up north and what he refers to would be sun- bath or light-therapy analogous to what is popular raayana Northern Europe.

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Hypothesizes that many of the concepts and much of the terminology of hatha yoga is a transposition onto the human body of the substances, structures, concepts, and processes of Indian alchemy. All were living and had the potentialities to grow, just like some seeds germinating later than others. He gives the reader the impression that he tried to make his Codex exhaustive.


Remember me on this computer. The walls will be further reduced to debris of stones and bricks which then can be duly exploited. As in a herbo- metallic preparation metal is the vehicle, in Momiyai, oil is the vehicle and blood indizn good as soul. The ascetic had planned thereby to throw the shepherd into the fire, and calcine him into gold.

I beg to dedicate the monograph to Dr. Shiva and that he was actually called Rasayana has been documented.

Indian Alchemy or Rasayana : S. Mahdihassan :

Sufi 32 writing in seems to agree with Levi. Generalizing and abstracting from the phenomenon of reproduction Dualism attributed even to the Cosmic Soul a dual nature. He is a Scanned by CamScanner dr. Nevertheless, the use and practice of Rasayan was widespread alche,y Ancient India, and some examples of applied rasayan include paints used in the caves of Ajanta and ElloraMaharashtra statethe steel of Vishnustambha literal meaning: State or province government publication.

Thus early Alexandrian alchemy was as herbal as early Indian alchemy or even that of China. But Animism could not explain or of things, not even human birth properly. Had there been also one used by ancient Aryans either Iranian or Sanskrit records would have revealed the same. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

That alche,y gold is Ferment-gold and not the same as metallic gold or ossil gold no history of alchemy brings out into prommence. The herb-made gold and alchemical gold made the aged young. Abstract Tantric alchemy is a very complex and a well-established tradition in India. 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.


Brahma initia- ted growth, which rasauana creation; Vishnu preserved life already created but protected life which was mortal; Shiva rejuvenated the aged, resurrected the dead and protected life-immortal. Asoka had sent an Scanned by CamScanner. I 61 have been able to confirm this etymology. Then the gold-making soul changed a base metal into rasayxna by entering into the latter with the resultant as soul-in- gold or gold now as the carrier of Growth-soul.

Indian Alchemy or Rasayana : In the Light of Asceticism and Geriatrics

Momiyai a panacea of later origin in India. These beads are dated prior to A.

Legends of gold with the power of growth. He had also made a god out of the cow So that a plant, which to the ascetic was the prop of his life, was more deserving of being deified.

Soma plant was used to furnish a drink of immortality; it was used also as the agency of re- surrection to be interned with the dead.

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