Ayurveda verbally means the Science of Life. The Sanskrit word Ayurveda concists of two syllables: Ayur+ Veda, Ayur in Sanskrit means life and Veda means knowledge. The basic difference between Sanatan Wisdom and moderm medical system is the level of awareness. Sanatan Wisdom believes a person is living only when his body, mind and soul are fully alive and aware. While modern medical science believes only in physical 'breathing'. This is what Gandhi tried to prove in his experiments with truth that human energy is not merely physical. It is very very limited. The settle and boundless energy is inner power, and when this hidden power is explored and applied by human being to solve day today worldly problems, he can over come all wordly riddles of life. The question is of starting the process of exploring inner Energy. Today, the bigest crisis of modern world is the Energy. That is why I say that both Gandhi and Ayurveda are synonmous as well as relevent in solving today's problems. Gandhi taught us how to explore inner Energy to help solve wordly diasputes which is the real cause of cause of countless Wars that have been going on from time immemorial, one after the another ; and ordinary human being has been in immence sufferings. Gandhi was basically touched by the human sufferings. Basic gole of Ayurveda is also the same.
The crisis basically is, that real meaning of Ayurveda has been limited to physical sufferings and illness only, and temporary supression of sudden physical sufferings is far more effective in modern medical system than the Ayurvedic medical system. Ayurveda and Gandhi has tried to focus human attention on the real cause of sufferings in this world today.
Fortunately, we are aware of the real problem, the problem of Energy Crises. The only difficulty is the process of exploring the ways. The preasent process of exploring Energy is causing greater crises of Ecological disasters, like global warming, and thererfore endengers the very basis of human survival, for which Energy is beeing explored. I am confident that human being is capable enough to reach to the right path to explore the right ways. What we need at present is calmness of mind.