Panchamahabhoota is a very important aspect in understanding and practicing the Ayurveda Medicine as a science.
As it is known from the history of herbal medicine, the first existent element was not a synonym to the sky but more conceptually similar to space. To understand the perspective of Akasha, Ayurveda suggests that one needs a deeper connoisseur of the time and space universe concept.
Following is an extract taken from the book ‘Music of the Spheres’ written by Guy Murchie which will help us understand more this subject;
“To understand what this fantastic world is all about – to see its basic pattern and meaning – I must crane my soul to examine it deeply and, in so far as is possible, independently. I must seek a perspective far beyond the traditional, beyond the safe and proper, even beyond the human.
When I was a child, I used to think that little things were simpler than big things. One day wondering in the woods, I suddenly understood that the smallness off an acron (Oak seed) may not really make it any simpler than the oak, for it as surely contains oaks as the oak contains acrons. And ever since then, whenever space outside our world of sense seems more important or more impressive than the space within the atom, I can remind myself that the differences are only relative and almost certainly as illusionary.”
According to Ayurveda health, Anadi and Ananti form the Akasha that does not have a beginning or an end but it is an omnipresent, or in other words, ever existing. We also have to dedicate particular attention to the ‘apratighatatwa guna’ thanks to which the akasha exists.
As anything has to have its own space where to exist, so is the human body in need of its own space, another herbal medicines’ proven theology. The human’s bodily cells and organs also need their space in order to exist.
Ayurveda medicine teaches us that, as the outer space is the habitat for our body in general, our body is the existence space for the billions of cells and numerous organs contained.
History of herbal medicine dictates that the outer space is made of nothing else but the inner space itself, therefore proving the sarvavyapakatwa of the Akasha basic element.
One of the attributed senses to the Aksha is the shabda (sound) which is a basic form of energy that is also omnipresent, as referred to by the same Ayurveda herb solutions.
According to the Hindu philosophy deriving from Ayurveda India native country, ‘AUM’ was the first shabda from which the universe was generated. A collective group of shabda constitute a mantra, a specific energy field.