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Yes. He was indeed a ṛṣi. But what kind of a ṛṣi was He? What was his expertise? From that wiki article you mentioned, it's obvious Kaṇāda pioneered the Vaiśeṣika vāda school, one of the Ṣaḍ Darśanas | 6 major Philosophies in Hinduism. Nevertheless, due to his (exalted) rank he was that of a seer, hence the prefixed title of « Maharṣi » to his name Kaṇāda i....


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Maharishi Kanada talks about the relationship between cause and effect in the following Shlokas: Shloka 1.2.1. कारणभवात् कार्य्याभावः ।। १ । २ । १ ।। कारणभवात् (Kaaranabhaavaat), from the non-existence of cause कार्य्याभावः (Kaaryyabhaavah), non-existence of effect Non-existence of effect (follows) from the non-existence of cause Shloka 1.2.2. ...


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