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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Can non brother sisters wish each other Happy Raksha Bandhan?

Can people who are not (and cannot be) brothers and sisters wish each other Happy Raksha Bandhan without tying Rakhis? People like friends, lovers, spouse etc.
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How do Dvaitins interpret the Advaita-sounding prayer of Prahlada?

In this chapter of the Vishnu Purana, Prahlada is thrown off a cliff and into the sea by Hiranyakashipu's men. Unfazed by this, he prays to Vishnu: I glorify the supreme deity Vishńu, the ...
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Joseph Kaplan as quoted by Swami Prabhavananda?

Swami Prabhavananda's The Spiritual Heritage of India (1962) quotes "the physicist Joseph Kaplan" several times (in the chapter on the Samkhya system). For instance: Thus the molecule is not ...
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Where is this Srimad Bhagavatam verse about the different forms of Moksha?

According to Vaishnavism, there are six kinds of liberation from Samsara (the cycle of birth, death, and rebirth). They're each defined in relation to Vishnu, since Vaishnavas consider Vishnu to be ...
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Where is the passage about silence and Brahman preserved by Adi Shankaracharya?

In this excerpt from his book "Spiritual Heritage of India", Swami Prabhavananda quotes a number of passages from the Upanishads concerning the indescribability of Brahman. In particular, ...
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The origin and meaning of word Hindu? [duplicate]

What are the stories/facts behind the origin of word Hindu? Another Question , What is the life vision of a Hindu?
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Does Adi Shankaracharya equate Brahman with the causal body in his Brahma Sutra Bhashya?

As I discuss in this answer, 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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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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Traditional Rajput dharma is to sacrifice themselves in battle - can dharma be passive?

I'm writing a paper about Rajput self-sacrifice in ancient battles. I'm looking into the motivation for sacrifice and for fighting in general and I have this question: It is said that a Rajput's ...
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Why is charvaka system considered wrong?

In this question I asked about philosophies and in the answer Be-Happy writes following lines But the warning is valid because apart from the accepted philosophy and systems there are also systems ...
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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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Whose commentaries on the Vedas and Upanishads are most followed?

There are many people who write commentaries on the Vedas, Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita etc. Whose commentaries is most followed. Also where can I get all of those Upanishads and Vedas in English? ...
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Tenets of Hinduism in short [closed]

Can somebody summarize, in short, the various aspects of Hinduism with respect to, Morality Ethics Metaphysics Origin of life (humans and other living beings) Purpose of life Various paths to achieve ...
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Is there a sanskrit term that covers the distinction/similarity between human & non-human nature?

I find it intriguing that in English, nature is used in two interesting ways; that is Nature as in the world around around and all living things; and human nature, which is that conmmon to humanity; ...
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How does Dvaita philosophy explain Moksha?

From what I've understood, Moksha means attaining union with the Supreme Soul. But Dvaita philosophy says that the individual souls (jiivatma) are different from the Supreme Soul (paramatma). If ...
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Is there a concept of soul mate in Hinduism?

I have come across many philosophies in Hinduism with regards to the soul or "atman". I was just curious if there is any concept of soul mate explained in Hinduism? Can anyone enlighten?
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Which Āstika schools mention the different types of Muktis?

Which Āstika schools mention these different types of muktis: Sārūpya, Sālokya, Sārṣṭi, Sāmīpya, Sāyujya, Viśate, Kaivalya, Moksha Are there more types of muktis in āstika schools? Which types of ...

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