Origin of Life Consciousness Creation in Vedas Ayurveda , COSMOLOGY SHRUSHTI UTPATI

Origin of Life Consciousness Creation in Vedas Ayurveda , COSMOLOGY SHRUSHTI UTPATI

Hello Friends The National Library of Ayurveda Medicine is pleased to present a new episode on Ayurveda. The present release is part of a video lecture series prepared for the education of Ayurveda literature in accordance with the academic curriculum of Ayurveda studies in India. My name is Dr Sumit Kesarkar and I will be your host throughout this video on SHRUSTI KARMA NIRUPAN which discusses cosmology or the origin of universe and human life. Srushti means that which is evolved or produced Shrusti Karma Nirupan or the evolution of the cosmos is described vividly in various scriptures from the Vedas, Upanishads and Puranas. Of these scriptures, the Darshan Shastras or the 6 systems of philosophy have specifically elaborated on the process. Ayurveda has inferred from all the available scriptures and has incorporated the most logical description predominently based upon the Sankhya Darshan Sankhya Philosophy, regarded as the oldest of the Shad Darshan, states that in order to understand life, one must consider the origin of the world from a physical perspective. The sage Kapila is considered the founder of the Samkhya philosophy. Comprised of twenty-five principles of manifestation, Samkhya Philosophy is expressed as a model of evolving consciousness from non-material to material, from consciousness to matter. As per the Sankhya darshan, Before there was any manifestation of the universe, there was the Absolute, unmanifested state of AVYAKTA. Within the unmanifested state exists Purusha of pure consciousness and its creative energy of Prakriti A brief description of Purusha has been explained in another video. You are requested to view that video to get an in-depth understanding of Purusha, To give a brief recap: Purusha is formless, colorless, pure consciousness and a passive witness to creation. Prakriti is the creative energy of Purusha It has form, color and its attributes are in the field of action. Prakriti is the first principle of manifestation. Prakriti contains all the knowledge of the universe and consist of three gunas or universal qualities of the cosmos. These three universal qualities known as Sattva, Rajas, and Tamas are consciousness broken up into qualities which pervade all creation. These qualities lie dormant within Prakriti without the pulsations of Purusha. In the potential energy of Purusha and the creative will of Prakriti we find an understanding of the evolution of the non-material energy into the material expression. To understand the process of creation in simple terms, the conscious energy of Purusha is corelated to Lord Shiva or the male energy and the creative energy of Prakriti is corelated to the female energy of Shakti. Neither Shiva nor Shakti is able to do the creation independently. In the light of Shiva, Shakti becomes aware of Shiva and bonds with it which makes Shakti loses its balance or stability leading to a variety of changes. This union is represented by the Ardhanarinateshwar or the 1/2 male 1/2 female form which is considered as the basis of all creation in Indian mythology These changes result in creation of the second principle of manifestation known as Buddhi or Mahad or Intellect. Mahad is supreme universal intelligence and stores the blueprint for all manifestation. Mahad carries the 3 qualities of satva, rajas and tamas of Prakriti which still lie in a dormant form. A brief description of 3 qualities of Satva, Raja and Tamas been explained in another video. You are requested to view that video to get an in-depth understanding of these three qualities. To have a brief recap, the three qualities are distinct and carry the universal attributes of creative force. Rajas is a principle of action, volatile, the creative force , it determines movement. Tamas is inert, opposite to Rajas, it denotes potential energy, an energy to be worked upon. Sattva is the principle of pure essence, bliss. It is everything that cannot be encompassed by Raja and Tamas. It is moving with Rajas and inert with Tamas. Mahad can be accepted as the first stage of supreme intelligence which realizes the potential to create innumerable forms. To create varied manifestations each of those created entities must have their own individual characters which separates them from other. This individualism is the 3 rd step of manifestation as Buddhi give rise to AHAMKARA Ahamkara is the “I-ness” or feeling of self that is created the moment identification with an object of perception occurs. In the human being Ahamkara can be defined as the ego. The moment “I” is formed, Mahad is reflected in the individual as Buddhi or wisdom faculty. The manifestation of Ahamkara or individualism creates a spark, a life force which intiates the process of creation. This spark or life force is known as Prana which is the vibratory power that underlies all manifestations. It is through the pulsations of cosmic Prana that MAHAD or Intelligence activates the dormant three gunas or universal qualities of nature and blend it completely with AHAMKARA. Sattva and Tamas are inactive qualities and require the kinetic force of Rajas to manifest the organic and inorganic universe. It is the movement of the three gunas from which the manifest universe came into existence. The mutual activity of these qualities are responsible for vivid creations in the universe and the different manifestations or perceptions of life forms also known as yonis. From this point Sankhya philosophy relates the creation of life with respect to humans. Though the concepts it uses are universal and are relevant throughout the cosmos, Ayurveda has specifically absorbed these concepts in relation to life on earth. The action of Rajas upon Sattva brings about the universe of sense perception or the organic universe. and the action of Rajas upon Tamas brings about the universe of form or thr inorganic universe. We will study both this actions in brief From the movement of rajas upon sattva 11 INDRIYA or entities are created. They are 5 Jnanendriya or the sense organs. They consist of Chakshu or the eyes, Srotra or the ears, Twaka or the skin, Ghrana or the nose and Jivha or the tongue. 5 Karmendriya or the organs of work They consist of Payu or the anus which is used for eliminating specifically waste, Hasta or the upper limbs, Pada or the lower limbs , Vaka or the mouth and Upastha or the genitals for procreation. The 11 entity or Indriya to be formed is Manas. Mana can be corelated to the Mind or cognitive function which receives the sensations of pleasure and pain experienced through the 10 Indriyas. Hence Mana is known as Ubhayaindriya because it can both sense and act through the 5 sense and 5 motor organs. The Manas however cannot receive any experiences from the 10 Indriyas without them having any powers. For example the eyes is useless without the power or the sense of vision. The senses are created From the movement of rajas upon Tamas, This senses or sense qualities are known as Tanmatras and are 5 in number.They are Shabd or the sense of hearing, Sparsh or the sense of touch, Rasa or the sense of taste, Rup or the sense of sight and Gandha or the sense of smell. The Tanmatras are known as the vishaya or subjects of the Jnanendriya and Karmendriya and the Mana experiences pleasure and pain of these 5 sense qualities through the 10 indriyas Apart from the sense qualities, the action of Raja and Tama is also responsible in creation of Panchamahabhuta or the 5 elements of nature as per the Sankhya philosophy Each Mahabhuta is produced from its predecessor and is more dense than the former. During the transformation process, each ‘bhuta’ which evolved later acquires the qualities of the previous ‘bhuta’. These 5 elements in descending format are Prithvi which is perception of Mass and is corelated to soil or land mass on planet earth Apaha of the perception of formless fluid which can be co-related to water and similar fluids on planet earth Agni or the perception of heat energy which can be correlated to fire and similar known energy forms on planet earth Vayu or the perception of movement which can be correlated to air or wind on planet earth Aakasha which is emptiness, the void which does not encompass the other 4 elements and can be corelated to black holes in the universe. Aakasha is the first element to be formed . The Panchmahabhutas ultimately create the Tridoshas which are an elemental part of each manifestation of universe and similarly of each entity on earth We will discuss the 5 Mahabhutas and the Tridosha in detail further in a separate video. The 25 factors thus mentioned are responsible for the creation of the universe and subsequently, human life. The factors in short can be summarized as: Avyakta or the unmanifested state which consist of consciousness of Purusha and the creative force of Prakriti The union of Prakriti and Purusha gives rise to the second stage of manifestation and the third entity of Buddhi or Mahad. Mahad manifests into the 4th entity of Ahamkara or the individual essence which activates the three dormant qualities of Satva, Raja and Tama to start with creation of innumerable entities in universe. From this point we study the creation with respect to human life The action of Raja on Tama gives rise to 5 sense qualities or Tanmatras. They are They are Shabd or the sense of hearing, Sparsh or sense of touch, Rasa or sense of taste Rup or sense of sight and Gandha or sense of smell. In addition to the 5 sense qualities, the action of Raja on Tama also creates the Panchamahabhuta or the 5 elements of nature They are Aakash or space, Vayu or air, Agni or fire, Aapah or water and Prithvi or land in correlation to human life on planet earth. The action of Raja on sattva gives rise to 11 Indriyas consisting of 5 Janendriya or sense organs . they are Chakshu or the eyes, Srotra or the ears, Twaka or the skin, Ghrana or the nose and Jivha or the tongue. 5 Karmendriya or the organs of work They consist of Payu or the anus which is used for eliminating specifically waste, Hasta or the upper limbs, Pada or the lower limbs , Vaka or the mouth and Upastha or the genitals for procreation. and the 11th Indrriya called Manas or mind which is the cognitive force that experiences pleasure and pain through the 11 Indriyas and the 5 Tanmatras. Sankhya philosophy has been widely accepted by Ayurveda except for Mahrishi Charak. Charak follows the same order with some philosophical differences where he considers Prakriti and Purusha as one entity as opposed to Sankhya, which considers them as separate. Hence according to Charak, there are 24 Tatvas as opposed to the Sankhyas number of 25. Sushrut followed Sankhya darshan & so he accepted the number of factors to be 25. The main difference with Charak however is on the opinion regarding the formation of the Indriyas consisting of Jnanindrya and Karmendriya Sankhya consider the action of Rajasic ahamkara o Tamasic ahamkara to be the creator of 5 Jnanedriya and 5 Karmendriya Here specifically Charak differs from Sankhya philosophy, and considers the 10 indriyas to be formed from the Panchamahabhutas. Ayurveda agrees with Charak and considers the sense and work organs as physical entities or bhautik forms as opposed to Sankhya who consider them to be created from non physical entities of Ahamkara. Ayurvedas approach is very practical as it says that we can only treat the organs if they are formed of physical entities and since the Indriya’s are subject to treatment they cannot be evolved from Ahamkar but can be created only from the Panchmahabhuta. I hope this video was informative and made the subject clear. Comments and feedback are highly appreciated and you can leave them by visiting the NLAM website at or likewise by writing to me at. Thank you for watching. [SUBTITLES CREDIT:NLAM]

33 Replies to “Origin of Life Consciousness Creation in Vedas Ayurveda , COSMOLOGY SHRUSHTI UTPATI”

  1. Is it possible for Numerical axioms ,Law of self similarity, scale invariance, combinatorial mathematics to derive planks constant value, neutron, proton, electron mass value , neutrino value ,hidden/detectable state of space ,universal limits to detection from within(Eternally) up to 50 decimal precision with consistency as dimensionless ratio without using experimental value, constant? at kapillavastu Explore 33000 years old Vedic science understanding of NATURE!!

  2. The tanmatras are often called the subtle elements, in what sense are they more subtle than the mahabhutas?
    Would you please examine and explain it?

  3. Nice information. One request: Please be consistent in usage of words  Sometimes you call two gunas as Tamas and Rajas ( and those are the right words) and other times you have called them Tam and Raj and that is not correct. Wrongly used/pronounced words create confusion. Also please go SLOW and give some time for people to lisrten and digest. You can't be going at such a speed on such a video fully packed with heavy important information. Hope you will take it positively.. Regards

  4. 15-04-2015
    Doubt:  I think manassu (mind)  and brain (intelligence) are different.
    Clarify whether my statement is correct?  Mind is constant whereas intelligence 
    grows arthmetically.

  5. valuable information but speaking too fast-can't digest the concepts being presented-rather than reading the words it may help to speak this from the heart instead

  6. This is titled 'Origin of the Universe and human life' ‚ÄĒ¬†but the simple truth is, that using a lot of sanskrit words, and talking about biology and physics at the same time, doesn't hide the fact that this video describes simple, basic, ordinary school textbook topics, as shown around 13:25

    Nothing explains how this is supposed to be the 'Origin of the Universe and Human Life' – its just a literal descriptions of objects, with labels like Rajas and Tamas and Ego thrown in. This labelling may have been advanced philosophy 1000's of years ago, and may have been amazing to hear when there was no technology and tools to explore and understand the universe ‚ÄĒ¬†but by todays standards, its children's level science.

    Can we as Indians stop marketing this as some kind of mystic supernatural 'knowledge'?

  7. Again, thank you for your wonderful graphic education. Though I have studied Ayurveda for many years, it is wonderful to be able to come to your postings to review my mind, so that I can take inventory of how well I have progressed in self-mastery. I can take note what new "sense-experiences are emerging" with the Western progressed natal chart. Further, because I have been married for 51 years and have lived in same residence for 42 years, I further follow the developments with these "relationships". As the sun, the heart-focus, moves from one sign to the next, my inner eye is able to connect with emerging temptations presented further with the movement of the other devas, hence it makes the rishi-yogic practices a wonderful marriage within the Ayurvedic tradition!!!!!

  8. very nice sir! you have cleared all the doubts in my mind. i dont know why we are taught THE BIG BANG THEORY..! considering the simple fact that BANG( EXPLOSION) destroys things and not create them.The ego of modern scientists doesn"t let them accept the absolute truth of vedas which is eternal.They are always creating relative truths again and again there by confusing themselves as well as others.

  9. good effort The problem is the speaker. He is not effective and lack in clarity, due to his pronunciations and the way of speaking,, This should be given to professionals like English speakers or presenters (in India) to have an impact on larger Indians globally. Also, i dont see passion…

  10. Very nice concept of Humanity's Manufestative Truth.
    We should not be calling Indian Mythology !
    This is Creations Reality.

  11. Excellent video, presentation with meaningful sketches and written word help to a greater extent to the understand the deep concept. Request you to make some more videos in the same manner. If you use both English and Vedic words it will be more acceptable to the viewers.

  12. Can you tell me you peaple are making this video by so much deep study of vedas , but why are calling mythology??

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