Ayurveda & Philosophy: Basic Thoughts:
Ayurveda encompasses not only science but religion and philosophy as well. We use the word religion to denote believe and discipline conductive towards states of being in which the doors of perception open to all aspects of life. In ayurveda the whole of life's journey is considered to be sacred. The philosophy refers to love of truth and in ayurveda. Truth is being pure existence, the source of all life. Ayurveda is a science of truth as it is expressed in life.
The ancient realized being, rishi or seers of truth, discover truth by means of religious practices and disciplines. Who intensive meditation, they manifested truth in their lives. Ayurveda is the science of daily living and this system of knowledge evolved from the rishis' practical, philosophical and religious illumination, which was rooted in their understanding of the creation
They perceived, in the close relationship between man and the universe, how cosmic energy manifests in all living and non living things. They also realized that the source of all existence is cosmic consciousness, which manifests as male and female energy- shiva and shakti.