Introduction to Ayurveda

Around 6000 years ago, one of the greatest sages of India, Srila Vyasadeva wrote down the Vedas for the first time. The Vedas, regarded as Sruti ("that which is heard"), form part of an oral tradition in the form of an ancient teacher-disciple tradition. As per Hindu tradition the Vedas were 'revealed' to the Rishis referred to in the texts, not composed or written by them.


The four main Vedas are the Rig, Sama, Yajur and Atharva Veda. The Vedas are the main scriptural texts of the Sanatana Dharma, and are a large corpus of texts originating in Ancient India. Even though many historians have tried to affix dates to the Vedas there is as yet no common consensus as there is for the scriptures of other religions. The Vedas are arguably the oldest surviving texts in the world. Ayurveda was a sub section attached to the Atharva Veda. Ayurveda is the oldest and most holistic health system available to human beings today. This ancient wisdom of healing, prevention and longevity was a part of the spiritual tradition of a universal religion before it was written down in texts.