Questions tagged [philosophy]

Questions about Hindu Philosophy, which is divided into six main schools: Sankhya (also called Samkhya), Yoga, Nyaya, Vaisheshika(Vaiśeṣika), Mimamsa and Vedanta.

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What are the doctrines of Pratyabhijna school?

One of the major part of kashmir shvia tradition is pratyabhijna or ishwara pratyabhijna. What are its fundamental principles?
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What do theistic hindus think of charvaka philosophy and why?

What do theistic hindus think of charvaka philosophy and why? What is the reason that it was not popular among people ? Is charvaka philosophy considered to be under the roof of sanatan dharma?
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Hinduism and Buddhism [duplicate]

We all know Bhagwan Buddh was the incarnation of Great Lord Vishnu. Vaishnav worship Lord Vishnu. Why did then Lord Vishnu created another Dharma? Why did not he rectified Hinduism?
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What is Nyaya Philosophy? [duplicate]

What is Nyaya philosophy in Hinduism? Is there any scripture for this Philosophy? Is it required to learn the basics of Hinduism?
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Reference Books for Hindu/Indian Mythology, Culture & Philosophy? [duplicate]

What concise classical references do we have in English of Hindu/Indian mythology, religion and philosophy subjects especially from the colonial period by non-Indian indologists? An objective ...
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What scriptures describe worms born from honey?

As I discuss in this question, by far the most popular school of Hindu philosophy is the Vedanta school, which bases its tenets on the doctrines laid out in the Brahma Sutras, a work by the sage Vyasa ...
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What is the objective of human life? [duplicate]

According to Hinduism, What is the objective of human life? Further what should be our ultimate goal?
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Dwaita and adwaita: What do they mean? [duplicate]

What are the significant points that can be captured from the teachings of Sri Shankaracharya and Sri Madvacharya. Are these concepts purely philosophical or are they religious? If they are ...
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Hinduism as an Atheistic or Animistic / Pantheistic religion

I believe that Hinduism could be regarded as both Atheistic and Animistic / Pantheistic, depending on how one defines the word "God". From my article The Atheistic approach to God… or how to bridge ...
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Is every atom of this universe a representation of Maha Vishnu? [duplicate]

According to Gaudiya Vaishnavism, The material world is made from the expansion of Maha-Vishnu, means whatever material was made from his body. Does each and every atom of this universe is a ...
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Is the Karma theory falsifiable? Is there an accurate definition of the Karma theory? [closed]

Do we understand enough about the Karma theory that it can be accurately defined so that if someone wanted to refute the theory, they can provide evidence to disprove it? In other words, is the Karma ...
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Which philosophy does devi bhagavatam teach?

There are different types of philosophies like Advaita, vishistadvaita, dvaita etc.. What kind of philosophy does devi bhagavatam teach? What is Devi's relationship with Brahman?
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How samskaras are manifested as per Vedanta philosophy?

How exactly the latent impressions that are submerged in our subconscious, arise at the surface of our conscious mind. I know they arise as vrittis or thought waves, but what triggers them to rise in ...
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Which hindu sects, if any, don't accept the following well-known upanishadic mahavakyas?

From wiki: The Mahavakyas (sing.: mahāvākyam, महावाक्यम्; plural: mahāvākyāni, महावाक्यानि) are "The Great Sayings" of the Upanishads, as characterized by the Advaita school of Vedanta. Most ...
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What would be the motto to live a life?according to “GEETA” or any holy book? [duplicate]

Whats the main purpose of our life,its not to be just earn money reputation in society and there need to be something else. If there is any description about that in geeta or any holy book,please ...
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On the existence of the gods and the relevance of prayer [duplicate]

I am a European philosophically convinced by Hindu metaphysics (more particularly by advaita vedanta in the tradition of Adi Shankara that I discovered via René Guénon). I say this to explain that I ...
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What does the term embodied mean?

I know some of you will say that embodied one is the jiva or sookshma sharira, but that's not the answer i'm looking for. I want to know the definition of the term embodied when applied to gita verse ...
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Did Adi Shankaracharya steal ideas from Buddhist philosopher Nagarjuna? [duplicate]

Did Adi Shankaracharya steal ideas from Buddhist philosopher Nagarjuna, to derive his philosophical treatise? What is the view of the mainstream Hindu scholars and historians concerning this? This ...
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Is Sufism a fusion of Hinduism and Islam?

Many Sufi kawwalis are devoted to a hindu saint Jhulelal. Also Sufism beleives in union of man and God which is somehow nearer to Adwait Siddhanta of Hinduism.
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Do hindu Vedas refer Or and respect to religions? [duplicate]

Can someone please quote verses Or Vedas where Hindu religion acknowledges existence of other religion and guides to respect in their form?
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Does God know about all our actions and also whatever we talk? [duplicate]

Omniscience means He should know everything including all our actions and whatever we talk. Is this correct? Link to the recently deleted question.
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Why dharmic religions are not organized?

Why dharmic religions like Hinduism, Buddhism etc. are not organized whereas Abrahamic religions (Islam, Christianity) are organized? For example, Islam has its mosques which dictate the way of life, ...