Life (Ayu) is the combination of body, senses, mind and reincarnating soul.
(Charaka Samhita, Sutrasthana, 1.42)
The word Ayurveda comes from the Sanskrit roots "Ayu" and "Veda".
"Ayu" means Life,
"Veda" means Science,
"Ayurveda" means Science of Life.
Ayurveda is a timeless science and the reflection and elucidation here. Ayurveda is the most sacred science of life, beneficial to humans both in this world and the world beyond.
All Ayurvedic literature is based on the Samkhya philosophy of creation.A person has to cultivate an open mind and heart toward the philosophy of Samkhya because of its intimate connection with Ayurveda.