Ayurveda : Karma
Any activity that is done or is being done is called karma (work). Karma is the factor responsible for the process of sanyog (combination) and vibhaga (splitting). It is although a resident dravya it is different form guna.
Classification of Karma (work)
It refers to the holy or saint work that relates to Sadvrita (good social conduct).
It refers to the activities, the work done on daily basis, that is the part of our routine. Following are the types of routine work (karma):
It is the process of combination of two things or movement of something towards upper direction after separation from the other side. Here the other side i.e. lower side is called Utkshepan. In other words Utkshepan is upward movement.
The sanyog in the lower side and splitting in the upward direction, here the downward movement is Avkshepan.
It is the means of numbering, counting something.
It refers to the planning of anyone with the aim to achieve success in the efforts.
It as well. It is believed that if something happens that is destined to be so irrespective of refers to the joining of two things or the process by which two things come in contact. Sanyog can be intentional and non- intentional efforts made it can be sanyog for example: the meeting of two people in a marketplace by co incidence is non intentional while meeting someone to fight is an intentional sanyog.
It is the process of destruction of the combination of two connected things. Following are the types of splitting:
- Dwandva Karmaj (effort made by both side)
- Sarva karmaj (effort made by all sides)
- Eka karmaja (effort made by one side only)
It refers to the guna that differentiates one thing from another. Such as a pencil can be easily distinguished from a paper weight. Following are the types of separation:
Aanyogshan (one which cannot come together)
The example of the two distant trees is best suited for this.
Two things which have some similarities and dissimilarities like in living beings that belong to the same scientific family but are of different. Example: lion and jaguar.
These refer to the dissimilarity found in same species. E.g. All dogs are not alike.
it deals with the size and quantum of the things. They are usually measurable in units of length, height, large and small. Following are the types of pariman:
- Anu (microscopic)
- Mahat (large)
- Hraswa (small)
- Dirgha (greator)
Sanskar (to make better)
It is the way by which any property can be infested in another to achieve a useful, worthy thing, person. In ayurveda the sanskar of non toxic herbs turns them in useful medicines. Parada sanskara (detoxification of mercury) is one of the examples of sanskar.
It refers to the practice of anything to achieve perfection