Dhatuprasada, aka: Dhātuprasāda, Dhatu-prasada; 2 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

[Dhatuprasada in Ayurveda glossaries]

Dhātuprasāda (धातुप्रसाद) refers to the “sātvik qualities of elements”.—Āyurveda is the system of science which relies upon vāyu and its purification of the body by sātvik qualities of elements (dhātuprasāda) and the process linked with control of the prāṇās, as method of yoga, and perfromance of certain lifestyles (rituals) associated with the day, season and geography of the place of earth we live in.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

[Dhatuprasada in Hinduism glossaries]

Dhātuprasāda (धातुप्रसाद) literally means “by the grace of dhātu”. While describing the nature of the ātman (the Self), Yama declares that he is smaller than the smallest and greater than the greatest. He is established in the cave of the heart of all the living beings. One who realizes him and his greatness, becomes free from all the sorrows and sufferings. This is preceded by two conditions:

    To be akratu,
    To receive dhātuprasāda.

To become an akratu or free from volition, the aspirant should avoid all the desires and desire-motivated actions. One should not be agitated by desires, mind and senses, which are called dhātu. These dhātus support the living beings and become favorable to him. This is dhātuprasāda.

(Source): Hindupedia: Hinduism

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