It is an early ayurvedic medical term concerning the means of lengthening lifespans, and in later post 8th-century texts can refer to Indian alchemy. Early Indian alchemical texts discuss the use of prepared forms of mercury or cinnabar see samskaras. However, there is also ample mention of the preparation of medical tinctures in the early science of Indian alchemy. Significant progress in alchemy was made in ancient India. It means an art which is restricted to certain operations, drugs, and compound medicines, most of which are taken from plants.

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Indian Alchemy or Rasayana: In the Light of Asceticism & Geriatrics

The birth of Indian alchemy, as an idea at least, may be traced back to these early medieval sources. The classic Indian alchemical texts were written in the period from the 10th to the 13th century. These were, for the most part, tantric works inasmuch as their stated goal of achieving an immortal, invulnerable body possessed of supernatural powers aligned with many of the goals of tantric practice. Another offshoot of tantric alchemy was siddha alchemy. In a number of alchemical works, legendary figures called Rasa-Siddhas were evoked as the founders of alchemical lineages and traditions.


In Indian Alchemy Dr. Mahdihassan attempts to elucidate the point the Alchemy is a science through which the higher states of being reveal themselves with the matrix of spatio-temporal world. It is a science that is directly related to temporal levels of the universal hierarchy which is totally beyond the reach of any of the profane methods employed during the past century. It is this perspective which Dr. Mahdihassan applied to his study of Rasayana, which he sees essentially as geriatrics and closely bound to the life of ascetics in the wilderness and elderly people left by themselves in remote places. It brings a great deal of learning providing material that is fresh and is available for the first time. Verify the characters on the left.


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