Rasāyana, रसायन is a Sanskrit word, with the literal meaning: Path (āyana) of essence (rasa). It is a term that in early ayurvedic medicine means the science of lengthening lifespan, and in later (post 8th-century) works sometimes refers to Indian alchemy. The name of the science of Indian alchemy or proto-chemistry, is more. In Indian Alchemy Dr. Mahadihassan attempts to elucidate the point that Alchemy is a science through which the higher states of being reveal themselves with. INDIAN ALCHEMY OR RASAYANA- IN THE LIGHT OF ASCETICISM AND GERIATRICS Subsequent Edition by Mahdihassan S from Only Genuine.

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All gods in Greek and Hindu religions are models of young people. Kashmir had received alchemy from China to have legends, as above current in 8th Cent.

It was the ever-lasting and Primp substance. This can reduce yellow gold chloride to red colloidal gold even in a cold solution. It was rich in one sub-soul and could serve as a drug-of-immortality but had to be taken regularly. Base metals then were like rickety children and their adolescence means gold. Brahman and Atman, as the two fractions of soul as a whole. Search WorldCat Find items in libraries near you. It is richest among plants and growth is nowhere so conspicuous as in the vegetable kingdom.

To be able to search for food-stuffs as forest produce the ascetic immediately needed an energizer.

When the coin was examined, rqsayana hard metallic gold had become a crumbling mass on being pressed between fingers and on the next day the dry stump began to sprout. Base metals were under-developed rickety systems. Today we admit matter can change into energy and vice versa. Many believe this rasayana helps to beat the heat of Indian summers.


This is really a zoological term suggesting that eggs hatch within the mother insect and the young emerge as independent motile creatures. We have Rasayana personified as Dr. He there- fore had to acquire immortality and would welcome a herb-of-immortality imdian remain as a drug-made-immortal. I submitted a portion of the Silajit I had to an American Chemist who kindly reported the presence of several trace elements, silver being one, but no gold. Geldner, on pure literary evidence, concluded that it was Ephedra.

All herbal drugs were largely mono-elemental like Soma. There was no sense in changing the body and thereby the individual. At the rasyana time they introduced Chinese dr ugs called Kimiya.

To the Animist however pulverization was killing the metal with physical force and using a herbal principle was resurrecting it by infusing a herbal soul. The right emphasis is on its immortality. Here celestial carriage” r 1? By heating it was transferred and now Ghee became the vehicle of that power in its dynamic phase.

The bird was burnt but was reborn.

Rasayana – Wikipedia

Alchemy started as an offshoot of such herbalism; it produced herbo-metallic preparations, with soul from a plant as the active principle. They lived on the hopes of discovering a remedy for the infirmity of old age. It is a science that is directly related to the extra-spatial and temporal levels of the universal hierarchy and therefore totally beyond the reach of any of the profane methods employed during the past century in its study. Its Soul-corporeal must be poor.

To make a herbo-aurous preparation would be to resurrect gold with a herbal soul and produce Gold-ferment better than any metal ferment. I n an earlier communication I 37 have explained how such a herbo-aurous preparation can be made by a most primitive method.

Title: Indian Alchemy

The best preparation deserved to be called Ferment-gold. Search the history of over billion web pages on the Internet. Then Amarita m 0 rec0 rd dary drugs which merely mean that we Scanned by CamScanner 20 Indian Alc HEmy of their long indain but can nevertheless be looked u as the bygone ancestors of Rasayana preparations.


Od there is a Chinese legend, same as the story of the Phoenix. We may compare a whole to a family. It is destruction leading to new reconstruction. Crocodile, as emblem of water, is one, serpent as emblem of terrestrial power, is another.

Therefore the tradition limits the abuse of ignorant persons trying to accomplish immortality without the assistance of a learned alchemist. Agni unable to keep the heat of seed in his rasayna spit it into the waters of the goddess Rasahana the Ganges River. But herbo-metallic preparation has a soul which donates growth like a plant and makes the body strong like a metal.

For the pur- pose of history of alchemy this definition fully suffices. Its seeds mature within the seed-bud and when just germinated leave the mother plant as young living plants. He was first killed, his elements of mortality sponged out, and reconditioned to enable him to remain young tor ever. Mercurials as drugs of choice in acquiring rejuve- nation.

Indian Alchemy Or Rasayana By S. Mahdihassan

Then generation or reproduction as a property of life apchemy conceived as simply bringing opposites into proper juxtaposition; it was like bringing together a couple, young and beauti- ful, when they are bound to face as bride and bridegroom. Here it alcemy being shown that the ascetic, hankering after rejuvenation, founded Rasayana which developed into alchemy and, hanker- ing after immortality, established Upanishadic philo- sophy.

When matter, with its inherent energy expands, it results in the break-up of the entity. The herb is the vehicle o its juice, and juice a concentrate of Growth-soul.