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Source: INSA Digital Repository: Caraka’s Approach to Knowledge

Testimony or “Knowledge gained through Testimony of Sages” (Sanskrit: āptopadeśa) refers to one of various means of accessing exact Knowledge, according to the Charaka Samhita (verse 11.3-6).—Sages are exceptional individuals who personify profound knowledge, long experience, truthfulness, freedom from passion and a noble character (Charaka Samhita, verse 11.18-19). They could always be counted upon for counsel, to dispel one’s doubts and provide a means to exact knowledge. This is especially true for a physician who is faced with difficult issues in diagnosis and treatment for which the standard texts and his own resources of knowledge may not provide the answers

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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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