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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 on a pilgrimage to Prayag when he saw thousands of pilgrims lettering Rice grains and flowers in the streets which they offered at the temple. Rishi ...


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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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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 Vritti and Vadindra's Vyakhya, which are both older than Shankara Mishra's Upaskara: Thanks to the labour of modern researchers, we now have before us at ...


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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 the possible time-period of its founding. However, Dr. Subhash Kak has placed the formation of the Vaiśeṣika system to 600 BCE. Within this fascinating ...


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