Vedic philosophy biological & spiritual nature of man.

Prakriti - primordial nature.
There is one ultimate being that is behind everything that can be seen in the material universe and mental; he is responsible for all the qualities and energies that we perceive. This primary energy is the mother of the world, called Prakriti. It constitutes the basic layer of the universe both physical and subtle. Prakriti is the original form of matter, the potential for anything that might manifest itself in the form of names, forms and activities. Prakriti is not matter in terms of solid, but the ability to experience the mind. It is material in the sense that it is an instrument of conscious existence, or Purusha.
Prakriti consists of three basic quality: Sattva, Rajas and Tamas - features Lights, Energy and Matter, which is characterized by intelligence, the power of life and creation of material forms.
The entire universe is derived from these three fundamental forces: Light, Energy and Matter. Science recognizes them as the physical forces that govern the outside world. Energy is the source of life force that is the most powerful of all forces. The light gives rise to the mind, so that we see, know and distinguish. Matter is the basis for the body, so that we form in space and time.
When these three forces are imbued with Prana, or life energy, form the three doshas: Vata, Pitta and Kapha.
• Vata, corresponding to the air, gives life, energy, stimulates the movement and expression.
• Pitta, associated with fire, it generates heat and light, so you see, we have the ability to digest and transform.
• Kapha, which communicates with the water includes, of two supports and nourishes the other forces in the form of living tissue.
These three doshas relate to the Five Elements: ether, air, fire, water and earth. They represent forms of matter: a durable, smooth, radiant, volatile and ethereal, which make up the outer world, our experience available, including the physical body. Five Elements can mean not only the form of the material, but also subtle and causal, which makes elements contain all the strength or manifestations of the soul, mind and body.
In this way, the Five Elements is a model for all substances in the universe. Sometimes it is argued that Prakriti consists of the Five Elements, while Purusha is the sixth element - an element of pure consciousness.
Ayurveda & Three Doshas
The biological nature of man
Our biological life is a dance of three doshas - Vata, Pitta and Kapha. It is intertwined with the motion alternately, and the lack of balance, coupling and separation. These three forces give color to our existence and define the terms of our development and aging, health and disease.
All forms of life characterized by these three properties. The man also is a unique combination of these three forces that make it from the moment of conception we are totally inimitable. Doshas determine our deepest inner nature - Prakriti.
The aim of Ayurveda is to bring everyone to the original balance between these forces, called Prakriti, so that they are conducive to the development of our physical, emotional and spiritual.
Mostly in every human being, one of the three doshas, ​​more or less dominated by what is becoming a major factor in determining his individual Constitutions, ie the type of body and mind. In this respect, Ayurveda divides people into types Vata, Pitta or Kapha, depending on their individual habits and tendencies, ranging from body building and ending with emotional reactions.
None of the types of individual constitution is not better or worse than the other. Each has its advantages and disadvantages. Kapha type has the strongest structure, but can he run out of motivation and ability to adapt in order to use it properly. Vata type is characterized by najwątlejszą construction, but it has the greatest ability to change and adapt in order to protect. Pitta type is moderately strong physically, but has greater strength mental and emotional.
Ayurveda teaches that health is the result of maintaining the balance between the three doshas, ​​according to our Prakriti. All Ayurvedic therapies developed in order to restore harmony between these forces, and not in order to focus on the symptoms disrupting their balance. Therefore, Ayurveda focuses on the causes, not the symptoms. Since the combination of these three forces will give everybody an individual, unique balance - Prakriti in Ayurveda treats the person, not the disease.
Yoga & Three Gunas
the spiritual nature of man
The original nature - Prakriti - this is not a homogeneous entity, but the basis of diversity. It is like a peacock's tail, which, when folded, it seems homogeneous but distributed reveals all the colors of the rainbow. Prakriti includes all forms of creation, which are manifested through its three main qualities - Sattva, Rajas and Tamas, or Gunas.
- Sattva is a quality of light, love and life, force majeure, spiritual, that allows us to become more and more aware. It characterized by the qualities of faith, honesty, self-control, modesty and truthfulness.
- Rajas is a quality semi-darkness, desire and anxiety, indirect life force that lacks stability and consistency. It causes emotional swings: attraction and repulsion, fear and desire, love and hate.
- Tamas is a quality of darkness, lack of feelings and death, the lower the strength of the material, which pulls us down to ignorance and conditioning. It causes dementia, heaviness, clinging emotional and stagnation.

Unmanifested Prakriti maintains those features in balance. In the form manifested these characteristics differentiate: Sattva gives rise to the mind, Rajas generates life force, and Tamas form and essence, through which created the physical body.
There are two fundamental rights Gun, which are essential for the understanding of their operation.
• The first law Gun is the law change. Three Gunas always remain in a dynamic interaction. These forces are linked together, influencing each other. Rajas and Tamas are staying at the sattva, Tamas and Sattva in the Rajas and Sattva Rajas and Tamas in the field. We must be prepared for the fact that the dominance Gun will change.
• The second law Gun is the law of continuity. Guna usually take in its particular form to the time when they start to dominate.
The two rights can be observed as a phenomenon of time.
Yoga determines the level of spiritual development and mental health of individuals in the context of the Three Gun. Ayurveda sees a man in the context of the three doshas. Ayurveda takes into account the function of three factors Gun as mental health and well-being, and yoga takes into account the doshas related to the functioning of the body. For without doubt determine your constitution, you should keep in mind the aspects relating to both the doshas and Gun.
• The doshas are biological classification used in a horizontal, not made any spiritual implications. Vata type may be a saint or a sinner, the same applies to the other two types.
• Guns are spiritual classification of a vertical nature, which carries no implications of any individuals. Saint or sinner can have a physical type of constitution Vata, Pitta or Kapha.
Combining these two types of classification, like horizontal lines and vertical, we can determine exactly at what point we are living. Guna essentially one dominates over the other, as is the case in the doshas. Let us remember that each of us goes through different periods: Sattviczne, or spiritual, Rajasowe where there is unrest and disturbances, and tamasic, or moments of slowdown, stagnation and boredom, which can be shorter or longer. Also, our life is divided into periods with the characteristics of Sattva, Rajas and Tamas.

Yoga and Ayurveda emphasizes the development of sattva.
• In Sattva Yoga is a feature that allows higher spiritual development.
In Ayurveda Sattva is a state of harmony, so that healing occurs.
Take advantage of your chance to spiritual development and health, and thus a long and happy life.
Book excerpts:
"Yoga and Ayurveda. Self-healing and self-realization "David Frawley
"Ayurveda and beauty" Melanie Sachs.
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