Rasayoga, aka: Rasa-yoga; 2 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

[Rasayoga in Rasashastra glossaries]

Rasayoga (Mineral medicaments): Medicaments containing mineral drugs as primary ingredients are rasayogas. Drugs such as abhraka (mica), mākṣika, svarṇa (gold), rajata (silver), tāmra (copper) etc. are used in bhasma form in these preparations. Gandhaka (sulphur), manasila (realgar or red arsenic) etc. are used after purification. If rasa (mercury) and gandhaka (sulphur) are ingredients, these two are made into kajjali (amalgamation) and then other ingredients are added. Bhāvana (lavigation or gravity separation method) with prescribed svarasas (juices), kvātha (decoction) are essential procedures in making the rasayōga. Example: Vasantakusumākara-rasa.

(Source): Academia.edu: Ayurveda and Pharmaceutics (rasashastra)
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Rasashastra (रसशास्त्र, rasaśāstra) is an important branch of Ayurveda, specialising in chemical interactions with herbs, metals and minerals. Some texts combine yogic and tantric practices with various alchemical operations. The ultimate goal of Rasashastra is not only to preserve and prolong life, but also to bestow wealth upon humankind.

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[Rasayoga in Sanskrit glossaries]

Rasayoga (रसयोग).—juices mixed scientifically.

Derivable forms: rasayogaḥ (रसयोगः).

Rasayoga is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms rasa and yoga (योग).

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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