The foremost factors to promote health, longevity, happiness, and liberation

According to the scholars of Ayurveda, the foremost factors among those that promote longevity, strength, nourishment, delightfulness, happiness and lead to moksha (freedom) are as follows:

1. Non-violence stands the first and foremost among the promoters of longevity of living beings

2. Semen among promotion of strength

3. Knowledge among the promotors of nourishment

4. Self control among the promoters of delightfulness

5. Understanding among the promoters of happiness

6. Abstinence from sexual act among those leading to moksha (emancipation)


Charaka Samhita Sutrasthana, chapter 30, 9-15




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