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What is the difference between Nyaya and Vaisheshika?

Let me start off by saying that it is natural to ask what the differences are between the Nyaya school and the Vaisheshika school are, because of how closely related they are. First of all, the six ...
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How are logical fallacies identified in Hindu philosophical debates? Do they have specific names?

In Adhyaya 5 Pada 2 Sutra 1 of the Nyaya Sutras, Gautama lists the 22 argumentative moves that cause you to lose a debate, known as Nigrahasthanas or Clinchers: pratijñāhāniḥ pratijñāntaraṃ ...
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What is the Advaita argument for why causes can't have real existence?

You don't have a clear understanding of the text and the argument is not just an advaita argument, but is also supported by Ramanuja in his Sri-Bhasya. The original argument that Harsha is explaining ...
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Are the devas immortal?

Bhagavad Gita 9.21 ते तं भुक्त्वा स्वर्गलोकं विशालं क्षीणे पुण्ये मर्त्यलोकं विशन्ति | एवं त्रयीधर्ममनुप्रपन्ना गतागतं कामकामा लभन्ते When they have enjoyed the vast pleasures of heaven, the stock of ...
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What are the arguments of Nyaya and Samkhya against the eternity of the Vedas?

The validity and authority of the Vedas were acknowledged by all six Darshanas. But what is the difference? Mimamsa and Vedanta: Eternal and authorless. They were not written by anyone, and had no ...
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What do the Nyaya Sutras say about the existence of God?

The Nyaya Sutras accept the existence of God.. Here is what Gautama says in Adhyaya 4 Pada 1 of the Nyaya Sutras (from Ganganatha Jha's translation): īśvaraḥ kāraṇaṁ puruṣakarmāphalyadarśanāt God is ...
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What are the Nyaya-Vaisheshika arguments against sound as a vibration of air?

I found one argument from the Vaisheshika school. It occurs in this excerpt Prashastapada's Padartha Dharma Sangraha, the second-oldest work of the Vaisheshika school. Prashastapada doesn't just try ...
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How many commentaries have there been of the Nyaya Sutras?

I know of six commentaries on Gautama's Nyaya Sutras: Vatsyayana's Nyaya Sutra Bhashya, which you can read here. Uddyotakara's Vartika on Vatsyayana's Bhashya, which you can read in four volumes here,...
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What are the verses that accept the authority of the Vedas in Nyaya, Vaisheshika, Samkhya and Yoga Sutras?

In Vaisheshika-sutra 1.1.3 and 10:2:9, Vedas are referred as word of God. तद्वचनादाम्नायस्य प्रामाण्यम् ॥ The authoritativeness of the Veda (arises from its) being the Word of God [or being an ...
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Does moksha happen after death or in same life according to Nyaya darshan?

First of all, Nyāyadarśana uses the word apavarga (अपवर्ग), for Mokṣa, which literally means fulfillment or completion. The other word, niḥśreyas (निःश्रेयस) also occurs as alternative to Mokṣa, which ...
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How many commentaries have there been of the Nyaya Sutras?

I know about two English translations with commentaries which are freely available online. I think you will get it in archive.org The aphorisms of the Nyaya Philosophy by Goutama with illustrative ...
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What are the arguments of Nyaya school to prove that vedas are divine?

In his book A Critical Survey of Indian Philosophy (https://archive.org/details/IndianPhilosophyACriticalSurvey), Professor Sharma writes in the section entitled 'God" in his Chapter on Nyaya: .....
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What is the Advaita argument for why causes can't have real existence?

The boldface passage is easy to understand, the rest of the argument, not so much. Sri Harsha seems to deal with a one-level ontology similar to scholastics', where attributes (essential properties) ...
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What scriptures say that Prana Pratishtha is removed by a Chandala's touch?

Well, nowhere its specifically mentioned that only chandala. Even a brahmin if touches idol without bathing and without following rules of brahmacharya, He too is considered chandala and the same ...
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What scriptures say that Prana Pratishtha is removed by a Chandala's touch?

Yes, it's likely to be true. Short answer: ChAndAla-s are not allowed within the city limit, let alone the temples. Note: We are talking about god's idol here and Not god. Refer the analogy for better ...
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What are the differences between Nyaya and Navya Nyaya philosophies?

As per my limited understanding, what I've heard is that Navya Nyaya was primarily concerned with the precision of language - for instance, existence of God cannot be truly ascertained without being ...
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How Do Non-Vedantic Darsanas of Hinduism such as Samkhya, Nyaya, Yoga, Mimamsa etc. view the Puranas?

CHATURDHASHA VIDYASTHANAS ( knowledge system in its entirety) , does include Puranas and darsanas such as nyaya vaisheshika etc. (tantric school s do not seem to be included though).. It is possible ...
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Does apauruṣeyā mean truly authorless or simply 'no human author'? Or do different schools of philosophy interpret the word differently?

The Nyaya school doesn't consider the Vedas to be apauruṣeya but instead consider it to be āptavacana or words that are sourced from a credible person - īśvara. Source: Section 7 (śabda) from Tarka ...
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Applied Karma Question

The deaths were not planned by anyone. It is an accident. So no body can be held directly responsible for the deaths. Any one who chooses to live in Samsara will have to face tapatraya or three types ...
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Where can we get the Nyaya Sutras along with their commentaries in English translation?

All these books are available on the Internet Archive. Scan quality is good. By the way, though, the book metadata on the site says the language is Sanskrit, but actually, it is English. You can check ...
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How many commentaries have there been of the Nyaya Sutras?

There have been a few commentaries on the Gautama Nyaya Sutras. The names are given in The Nyaya sutras of Gotama. Translated by Mahamahopadhyay Satishchandra Vidyabhushana. The book lists 15 ...
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What is the Advaita argument for why causes can't have real existence?

I think what Shri Harsha is trying to describe here is If cause =things ,then cause will also be just another thing ! Then which would go against the Upanishad conclusions on bramhan , therefore cause ...
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