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What do our scriptures mention about Maharshi Kanad & Paramanu (atoms)?

Maharshi Kanad ( महर्षी कणाद) was born in 600 BC in Prabhas Kshetra (प्रभास क्षेत्र) near Dwaraka (द्वारका) in Gujarat, India. He is also known as Kashyap Rushi (कश्यप ऋषी) Once Kashyap Rushi was ...
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What is the relationship between cause and effect as enunciated by Maharishi Kanada?

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-...
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What is the oldest surviving commentary on the Vaisheshika Sutras?

Chandrananda's Vritti is the oldest commentary. On pages 74-75 of this book, Bimal Krishna Matilal discusses two commentaries on the Vaisheshika Sutras discovered in the 20th century, Chandrananda's ...
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What is the Vaisheshika view on meditation?

According to the Vaisheshika school, liberation is achieved through the knowledge of six categories (Padartha). The highest good (Nihsreyasa or Moksa) results from the knowledge of the truth which ...
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What do our scriptures mention about Maharshi Kanad & Paramanu (atoms)?

The Vaiśeṣika is one of the six classical schools of Indian philosophy. It is known for its naturalism and was founded by Sage Kanada Kashyap. The Encyclopedia Britannica cites 2nd-3rd century CE as ...
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