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Practical Examination

According to the Tibeten tales, Atreya said to his pupils, �Go to the pine hill and fetch from it that which is no remedy.� The pupils went there and each of them brought back that which he thought was no remedy. But Jivaka reflected that there was scarcely anything which is not a remedy for some or other ailment, so he brought with him only a knot from a reed and a piece of stone. He also took with him a pot which a shepherd girl whom he had cured, had given him. When they all returned to Atreya, each of them showed what he had brought with him Atreya said, Oh sons of Brahmans, this one is of use in such and such an illness and the ��� others in other illnesses�. When Jivaka was asked what he had �������� brought, he said, "Oh, teacher, all things are

remedies. There exists nothing which is not a remedy. However, I have brought a knot of a reed and a piece of stone and a leavening pot". �Of what use are these things?" �If a man is stung by a scorpion, he can be fumigated with the reed knot and healed with leavening pot and with the piece of stone can a pot of curdled milk be broken at harvest time ".

 

The truth of this story is confirmed when we refer to Caraka Samhita. It is said in the 12th passage of the 26th chapter of Sutrasthana,

 

�In the light of this knowledge there is in the world no substance that may not be used as medicine in this or that manner for this or that purpose "