Virya (potency)


Virya (potency)

Usna (heat) and sita (cold) being the powerful qualities,
virya (potency of the substances) is also taken to be two.
Virya is that aspect/factor of the substance which is mainly responsible for the actions of the substance in the human body.

Vipka (end product of digestion) :—

Vipâka (nature of end product of digestion) is also three— swadu (sweet), amla (sour) and katu (pungent).

Gurvãdi guna (qualities) :—

Guru (heavy), mañda (slow), hima (cold), snigdha (unctuous), slakna (smooth), sãndra (solid), mridu (soft), sthira (stable), süksrna (minute, subtle) and visada (non-slimy)—these ten along with their respective opposites—are the twenty gunas (qualities, properties of substances).

The above statement can be elaborated as follows :—

Guru (heavy) x laghu (light in weight)
Manda (slow) x tiksna (quick, fast)
Hima (cold) X usna (hot)
Snighda (unctous) x ruksa (dry)
slakna (smooth) x khara (rough)
Säñdra (solid) x drava (liquid)
Mrdu (soft) x kadina (hard)
Sthira (stable) x chala (moving, unstable)
Sükma (subtle, small) x sthula (big, gross)
Visada (non slimy) x picchila (slimy).

Hinna (inadequate, poor), mithyã (improper, perverse) and atika (excess), yoga (association, contact, union) of kala (season), artha (objects of senses) and karma (activities, functions) are the chief causes of diseases; whereas their samyak yoga (proper contact, association) is the chief cause of health.





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