YUKTI AS PARIKSHA AND GUNA
Dr. Shrikant Naik*, Dr. Deepak Kumar Sahu, Dr. Himandri Yadu
Ayurveda is composed of two words: Ayu is that which is always moving, indicating a dynamic dimension. Therefore Ayu means Life and Veda means Science, hence the name means „Science of Life‟ it deals with creation of whole, with a special emphasis on the biological living being. The principles of Ayurveda are holistic. Ayurveda being a science related to medicine has given more important to examination (Pariksha). As Acharya charaka has included Yukti in the fourfold examination of Sat and Asat, manifested and unmanifested things which is unique contribution of Acharya Charaka. This is because Yukti has a special significance as a tool for getting true knowledge. Yukti is such a unique method by virtue of which one can achieve a new approach of understanding examination process, technology, methodology. It is very useful for research and also in invention of new things. This is the reason why Yukti is most important. Acharya Charaka has been described Yukti as a Guna as well as Pariksha.
Keywords: Ayurveda, Yukti, Priksha and Guna.
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