History of sickness and medical art 25: India 5


Yoga

< 1. Yoga >

 

This time, I introduce Yoga and summarize the medical art of ancient India, end it.

今回、ヨーガを説明し、まとめを行い、古代インドの医術を終わります。

 

Yoga

Yoga is known as a thing increasing health enhancement now.

On the other hand, deity statue performing Zen (meditation) around the world will be only Buddha statue.

Long history is concerned with this.

 

ヨーガ

現在、ヨーガは健康増進を図るものとして知られています。

一方、世界の神像で座禅(瞑想)しているものは仏像だけでしょう。

これには長い歴史が関わっています。

 

a seal of Indus civilization: a Yoga ascetic sits while wearing a crown of horn 

< 2. a seal of Indus civilization: a Yoga ascetic sits while wearing a crown of horn >

 

The oldest image that is sitting is in the seal of Indus civilization.

The oldest description about Yoga was in an Upanishad of about the fourth century B.C.

Following sentence teaches an ascetic training of Yoga.

“Recognize Atman of an absolute hiding in depth of our existence by introspectiveness”

In India, it was idealized that people had been absorbed quietly in meditation under forest tree from time immemorial (ashrama).

Caraka sanhita that became medical knowledge of Buddha makes reference to yoga a lot.

 

座禅をしている最古の図はインダス文明の印章にあります。

ヨーガの最古の記述は紀元前4世紀頃のウパニシャドにあります。

「我々の存在の奥底にひそむ絶対者アートマンを内観によって認識せよ!」

とヨーガの修行を教えています。

インドでは、古くから森林樹下において静座瞑想に耽ることは理想とされてきた(四住期)。

釈迦の医学知識になったチャラカ・サンヒター(医学書)もヨーガについて多く触れています。

 

 Bhagavad Gita is part of the Hindu epic Mahabharata, and a sacred text of the Hindus. 

< 3. Bhagavad Gita is part of the Hindu epic Mahabharata, and a sacred text of the Hindus. >

 

Yoga developed in the first millennium B.C. as the religious self-training method (enlightenment or nirvana) or moral culture, and Buddhism took in it.

The system of the Yoga was completed at about the fourth century, and at about the twelfth century, mystical yoga was born and adopted physical movement.

This spreads now all over the world.

 

ヨーガは、紀元前一千年紀に宗教的な修行法(悟り、解脱)や精神修養として発展し、仏教にも取り入れられた。

紀元4世紀頃に、ヨーガの体系が完成し、12世紀頃、神秘主義的なヨーガが誕生し、身体的な動きを取り入れた。

これが現在世界中に普及している。

 

Alexander the Great : a scene of the movie  

< 4. Alexander the Great : a scene of the movie  >

    

Ancient medical system of India advanced

Emperor Ashoka built hospital for people in the third century B.C.

In Europe, similar thing is built in the fourth century.

When a Greek doctor was not able to cure a soldier who was bitten by a snake, Alexander the Great commanded Indian doctor to cure him.

The medical treatment was successful, and Alexander the Great who was impressed with it employed Indian doctors in his army.

 

Summary

The characteristic of the medical art in India seemed to attach importance to more the cure for a patient than the etiology.

New doctors escaped from religious bondage, and participated actively in the cure.

As seen in Yoga, there was an Indian culture that attached importance to the cultivation of mind, and this affected religion, medical art, and health care.

 

From next time, I introduce ancient medical art of China.

 

古代インドの医療体制や医術は進んでいた

紀元前3世紀のアショーカ王は人々の為に病院を建設していた。

同様のものはヨーロッパにおいて4世紀以降になる。

アレキサンダー大王は、蛇に咬まれた兵士をギリシャ人医師が治療出来なかったとき、インド人医師に見てもらえと、命じた。

その治療は成功し、感銘を受けた王はインド人医師らを軍隊に雇い入れ従軍させた。

 

まとめ

インド医術の特徴は、病因論よりも患者を治すことに重き置いたように思える。

新興の医師達が宗教のしがらみから抜け出し活躍していた。

ヨーガで見たように精神統御を重視する文化があり、これが宗教や医術、健康管理に影響を与えた。

 

次回から、古代中国の医術を見ます。

 

 

 

 

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