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Vaisheshika Sutra is the most prominent text of the Vaisheshika school of thought, one of the Shat Darshanas in Hinduism. This was written by Maharishi Kanada.

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Vaisheshika’s conception of motion

In Vaisheshika’s theory of motion, is it mentioned any where that an object will move on forever if there is nothing to offer resistance to exhaust it’s “vega”? Like an object moving through space/...
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What are all the empirical observations made by Kaṇāda in his Vaiśeṣika Sūtras?

Kaṇāda, the natural scientist and philosopher, appears to have studied nature, made some direct observations and recorded them in his Vaiśeṣika Sūtras. Wikipedia lists a few but I want to know all of ...
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Were theses verses mentioned in Vaisheshika Darshan? [duplicate]

Rumours are that the 3 laws of motion which are discovered by Newton in 19th century were mentioned in Vaisheshika Darshan. See http://the-hidden-sector.blogspot.com/2011/10/india-discovered-laws-of-...
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Are the three laws of motion (which is attributted to Sir Isaac Newton) really present in the Vaisheshika Sutras of Kanada?

Certain web articles such as this one, over the past few months have been claiming that the three laws of motion which are attributed to the famous British scientist Sir Isaac Newton, were actually ...
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What is the oldest surviving commentary on the Vaisheshika Sutras?

As I discuss in this question, by far the most popular school of Hindu philosophy is the Vedanta school. But there are five other Astika or orthodox schools of Hindu philosophy: Purva Mimamsa, Samkhya,...
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Did the ancient Hindu people knew the atom energy? [closed]

Is there any information about the atomic energy in ancient Hinduism scriptures . I am not able to find any information.
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What is the relationship between cause and effect as enunciated by Maharishi Kanada?

Maharshi Kanada was the founder of the Vaisheshika school of thought, one of the Shad Darshanas in Hinduism. He wrote the Vaisheshika Sutras, the most prominent text of this school. What does he say ...
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On atoms, diatomic and triatomic molecules - Vaisheshika Sutra [duplicate]

Vaisheshika Sutra is the most prominent text of the Vaisheshika school of thought, one of the Shad Darshanas in Hinduism. It was written by Maharshi Kanada. This wiki article says that it talks about ...
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What do our scriptures mention about Maharshi Kanad & Paramanu (atoms)?

What details do our scriptures mention about Maharshi Kanad and (his theory) on Paramanus or atoms?