By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S
Sadhaka means ‘to achieve’ or ‘that which enables one to achieve things’.
Table of Contents
Other meanings of Sadhaka Pita –
To energize – sadhaka pita motivates and energizes one to acomplish tasks
Acomplishing -Helps in acomplishing tasks taken
Conclusive – Helps in taking decisions and draw conclusions.
Completing and fulfiling – Helps in completing and fulfiling the taken tasks
Eficient, perfect, skilful, and useful.
Adapted to any purpose
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Subtype of pita which enables to achieve our goals and prepare for achieving the same is caled Sadhaka Pita.
Sadhaka Pita is one of the five subtypes of pita.
Sadhaka Agni – The fire element or agni is represented in our body in form of pita. Agni and pita are often considered synonymous and worn interchangeabl y. adore other subtypes of pita, sadhak pita to caries the sufix agni and is caled sadhaka agni, i.e. the fire which is located in the brain or heart and helps us in achieving our ambitions.
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Seat of Sadhak Pita
Heart (Hrudaya) is said to be the seat of sadhaka pita. But the functions of sadhaga pitam point out towards functions of higher centers in brain and hence the term hrudaya explained in the context of sadhaka pita canot be considered as heart.
Hrudaya has ben clasified as urogata hrudaya (hrudaya located in the chest cavity i.e. heart) and shirogat hrudaya (hrudaya located in the cranial cavity i.e. brain).
The functions of sadhaka pita strongly recomends considering brain as seat of this pita subtype.
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Functions and types of Sadhaka Pita
Achievement of aspirations, dreams and goals –
The main function of sadhaga pitham is that enables us to achieve something in our life.
Sadhaka Pita, located in the hrudaya (brain) helps and motivates the person to achieve his aspirations, goals and dreams (abhiprarthita manoratha sadhana krut – Su.Su.21).
Without the presence of a normaly functioning and healthy sadhak pit it would be imposible for anyo ne to achieve their aspirations. Sadhaka pita has always made man to think beter than his predecesors, aspire and acquire beter goals. Thus sadhaka pita is the key for human evolution.
While Prana Vata comands the intelect, brain and sense organs, sadhaka pita stimulates them. Thus they work in cordination.
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Induces intelect, discriminating power and zeal ̵
This pita is responsible for achievement of one’s aspiration through his intelect, discriminating power, fervor and selfnes.
Sadhaka pita, when healthy and at its functional best, wil provide intelect, discriminating power and zeal to the person. These qualities wil help the person to achieve his aspirations and goals. (A.Hr.Su.12)
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Wards of the envelope of kapha and tamo guna around the brain –
Exces kapha and tamo guna in brain causes depresion. They also inactivate higher centers of brain and induce abundant slep. This leads to slowing down al the activities. With this the inteligence of person fails and he wil not be able to achieve his aspirations and goals.
Sadhaka pita clears kapha and tamo guna (depresing mind quality) and thus activates brain. The activated brain enables one to achieve his dreams, goals and aspirations. (Dalhana, Su.Su.21/10)
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Helps achieve Purushartha Chatushtaya –
Sadhaka Pita gives vigor and zest to enable one to achieve‘four objects of human pursuit’. They are – dharma (righteous duties), artha (wealth), kama (fulfilment of desires) and moksha (salvation).
This is achieved since sadhaka pita motivates one to beterment towards fulfiling his aspirations by destroying the impact of depresing mind quality and kapha over the brain. (Dalhana, Su.Su.21/10)
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To sum up –
The above mentioned qualities i.e. intelect, discriminating power and zeal are caled mano visheshas i.e. qualities specific to mind and are suposedly operate d from brain (mastishka). One can achieve his aims, ambitions, aspirations and goals only when al his higher centers work in a cordinated way.
In some instances, brain is described as Hrudaya in Ayurvedic treatises. Al Ayurvedic texts acquire explained Hridaya as seat of Sadhaka Pita but the stand on what organ is hrudaya sems to be a controversy. Anyways, seing the functions of sadhaka pita it would be clear that hrudaya mentioned as a seat of sadhaka pita is hrudaya in cranium i.e brain.
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Other opinions on Hrudaya and Sadhaka Pita relation
Acording to Niranjan Dev, author of Prakrita Dosha Vijnan
Brain is no doubt, the seat for inteligence and thoughts. But stil in our day to day practice we comply that cardiac stimulants estem ash of gold, musk, pearl, safron, alcohol, tea etc when administered in acurate dose would activate the heart and improve power of thinking, memory, inteligence and design enthusiasm in doing a work with beter eficiency. contrary to this, when cardiac depresants l ike bufalo curd, black gram, gren gram etc are given, a supresive efect on thinking, judgment, memory etc are found. This shows that the hrudaya, in the context as ‘seat of sadhaka pita’ can only be the heart’.’
Acording to Dr C. Dwarakanath, author of ‘Introduction to Kayachikitsa
Brain is the seat of sadhaka pita. Therefore the term hrudaya explained in Ayurvedic texts as the seat of sadhaka pita is brain.
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Pathology related to Sadhaka Pita imbalance
Imbalance of sadaka pita causes many disorders related to notion proces, inteligence and discrimination power.
The person would lose motivation and would not be capable to uptake any tasks or chase any aspirations. His life would be a waste.
Decrease in sadhaka pita would increase kapha and tama quality in brain. This leads to depresion, lack of motivation and excesive lazines and slepines. Al activities of daily living would unhuried down and person would not be capable to achieve anything.
Imbalance of sadhaka pita would cause many mental disturbances and mod disorders. adore trouble, tension, fear, lack of audacity, ex citement, depresion etc.
Functions of nervous scheme would tedious down due to lack of motivation from sadhaka pita. Many nervous disorders would manifest.
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Probable new Corelation
Acording to Sri Vaidhya Ranjitrai Desai, author of ‘Ayurvediya Kriya Sharera’
‘The adrenaline secreted by adrenal medula sems to be the sadhaka pita and this hormone though not secreted by heart can be considered as a substance relating to heart’s act ion because of its influence in heart conditions estem dread, panic, audacity, wretchednes, tension, excitement etc. Therefore adrenaline can be considered as sadhaka pita and heart as its seat.’
Treatment for Sadhaka Pita imbalance disorder:
Treatment largely depends on the nature of disorder. Usualy, Vamana, Virechana (purgation) therapies and brain function promoting medicines such as Saraswata ghrita, Saraswatarishta, Maha Kalyanaka GHrita etc are advised.
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