|While the body is not the goal of
the spiritual or creative life, it is the foundation. Without health we
cannot do anything in life. Hence Ayurveda is of importance to all.
Ayurveda is the medicine of nature, the medicine of life. It does not give
us a set of theoretical principles to impose upon our biological functioning. Rather it seeks to
present to the human mind the principles and powers of Nature herself. It teaches us to put into
practice Nature's great principles of health and natural living. For this
reason it employs the language of nature; an energetic system of the
elements and biological humors, a simple yet profound system of correspondences, not a complex
scientific, materialistic or biochemical terminology.
It considers that it is more important to know what aspect of nature is
working within us, for example, if there is too much or too little heat in
our system, rather than to be able to describe this dysfunction in terms of pathogens or biochemical