|Etymology/ Definition||नित्याविति उभावपि लयं क्वचिदपि न गच्छतः इत्यर्थः। सु.शा.१/९ डल्हण|
|Literary Meaning||M / W – continual, perpetual, eternal|
|Implied Meaning||Constant or continual entities are termed as Nitya . These things have neither extractable origin and are not destructible.|
|Elaboration||Ayurveda, science of life is eternal. Charakaachaarya describes various factors for this property of Ayurveda . This science of life has no beginning, and it deals with things, which are inherent in nature. Such natural manifestation is eternal. E. g. Habitual intake of heavy things increases heavy constituents and decreases light ones in the body. Various fundamentals of Ayurveda are unchanged even in the current era of advanced technology. Hence these are Nitya .|
Entities which are ephemeral, short – lived are termed as Anitya .
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