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The Charaka Saṃhitā or Compendium of
The pre-2nd century CE text consists of eight books and one hundred twenty chapters. It describes ancient theories on human body,
He should be of a mild disposition, noble by nature, never mean in his acts, free from pride, strong memory, liberal mind, devoted to truth, likes solitude, of thoughtful disposition, free from anger, of excellent character, compassionate, one fond of study, devoted to both theory and practice, who seeks the good of all creatures.
The Charaka Samhita states that the content of the book was first taught by
Based on textual analysis, and the literal meaning of the Sanskrit word charak,