“Not for self, not for the fulfillment of any earthly desire of gain, but solely for the good of suffering humanity should you treat your patients and so excel all. Those who sell the treatment of disease as merchandise gather the dust and neglect the gold.”
Ayurveda is the science of life. It shows the way to remove diseases, to keep up sound health and attain longevity.
Ayurveda says that a man must carefully judge and anticipate the utility of his actions before he begins to do it. He must judge whether the action will be good for him or not. If the effects are beneficial for him, he ought to do it. If they are harmful, he should not do it. Our ultimate standard of good actions lies in seeking our own good. To achieve this, the mind and the senses should be disciplined properly and kept under proper control. The proper means of keeping the mind on the virtuous path consists in avoiding too much thinking, in not thinking of revolting objects and keeping the mind ever busy or active. “Atma Hita” or “Self-good” which is the end of all our actions is that which bestows us pleasure, comfort, peace of mind and longevity. Right conduct leads to the health and Seat for Vatha is below heart and navel or umbilicus. The center for bile is located between heart and navel. Seat for phlegm is situated in the chest above heart and naval. Agni is intensified or loses its intensity if the definite’ proportion is upset.