SIDDHARS PRESCRIPTION FOR LONGEVITY
Muppu (universal salt)
The hallmark of Siddha medicine is especially the preparation and use of the “universal salt”
In other traditions of medical systems, universal medicine is known as the philosopher’s stone, elixir or panacea.
The ancient wisdom of the Siddhars states that every manifestation inherently has a dual character – a life-giving and a life-destroying aspect called Amritha Pakam or Nanju Pakam. Prakrithi and Purusha.
Prakrithi has been described to disguise the Purusha aspect.
She veils the single sense, the sentient aspect, through her multifaceted forms. This is no different than when the nanju aspect (life-destroying) blossoms and obscures the Amritha aspect (life-giving). Through these clandestine inner actions, the drive to do so gains momentum
Yet both aspects are the same energy acting in a complementary pattern within a single path or mode
The life-giving aspect nourishes life with its healing tendency, while the life-destroying aspect creates an imbalance that leads to decay. This apparent contradiction exists only in perception and is actually a complementary function, as both aspects originate from a single source
The Siddhars transferred this cosmic law to the spiritual realms and expressed it in eloquent writings, calling maya or illusion eternal, inherent, and as vast as the spirit of Purusha.
Thus, although it is maya that clouds perception and veils one’s true nature, the silent Spirit or Purusha from oneself, it is really She only who can grant the blessing and grace to recognise it
Similarly, with the dissolution or elimination of the poisonous aspect (Nanju Pakam), the Amritha aspect manifests as a whole and occupies the empty space of Nanju Pakkam, the life-destroying aspect. From that moment, the qualities of the Amritha aspect blossom and express themselves in their entirety. They transform the inherent state of all matter into immaculate vitality, nourishing it and giving it its life-giving expression.
The sages of the ancient cults developed formulas in which they used the universal salt as a catalyst to initiate and accelerate the process of unfolding the healing properties hidden in all things. The Siddhars encoded formulas for purification and the elimination of the toxic aspect present in everything and everyone. They spoke in their revelations of how it changes and transforms the dual character, refining it to its utmost and purest potential.
It is called “Muppu,” meaning the three salts or essence, and is used extensively by the ancient Siddhars in external alchemical preparations of KayaKalpa medicines for longevity and immortality, this process being applied in the Siddha system to all preparations, including herbs, spices, metals and minerals.