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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 508-515

The Critical Study of Philosophical Aspects of "Jalpakalpataru Teeka" with special reference to "Samanya-Vishesh Vad" (Part-II)

1 HOD-Basic Principles, National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur (Raj.), India
2 Ph.D.Scholar in Basic Principles, National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur (Raj.), India

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O P Upadhyaya
HOD-Basic Principles, National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur (Raj.)
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Charak Samhita and Sushrut Samhita are main texts of Ayurveda. The acurate knowledge of these texts can not be gain without the knowledge of Sanskrit language. In this filed we are grateful to the commentators who write the commentaries on these Samhitas. Ayurveda is a treasure of philosophical aspect. In every Ayurvedic Samhita there is parallel description of philosophical aspects with medical discussion. Therefore the question arises in mind that 'is there any importance of these philosophical aspects in the field of treatment of diseases'? If there is some importance then what is that? And, how it can be proved according to the present era? The Charak Samhita is mainly a Medical text. The presence of Philosophy in this text, itself proves the importance of philosophy in the field of medicine, but there is need, to be explained, according to the present era. The widely accepted commentary on Charak Samhita in the present time is, 'Ayurveda Dipika' written by 'Chakrapani'. Its time goes back to app. 1075 AD. This is definitely a best, intellectual and deep commentary specially because of describing the Chikitsa Siddhantas (Basic Theories of treatment) in detail, but considering the fact that this commentary is some what lacking in the field of philosophical aspects, Gangadhar Roy, in 19th century, discussed philosophical aspects especially and deeply in his 'Jalp-Kalp-Taru' Commentary on Charak Samhita. He also discussed about the importance of these philosophical aspects in the field of medicine. In this paper the view of Acharya Chakrapani on Samanya Vishesh Vad is discussed in detail and compared with the views of Gangadhar Roy and the specialities of Gangadhar Roy are discussed in detail proving the fact - ^iqjk.kfeR;so u lk/kq loZa u pkfi dkO;a uofeR;oU,e~*

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