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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 Astika schools are often grouped into three groups of two: Samkhya-Yoga, Nyaya-Vaisheshika, and Mimamsa-Vedanta. That's because the Samkhya and Yoga schools ...


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No. Avyakta (unmanifest) is root cause of all in Samkhya Philosophy, which itself has no cause (अहेतुमत् Ahetumat). This is explained well in Samkhya karika of Iswarakrishna. Karika 10 says (translated by Har Dutt Sharma): हैतुमदनित्यमव्यापि सक्तियमनकमाश्रितं लिङ्गम् । सावयवं परतन्त्र' व्यक्त', विपरीतमव्यक्तम् ॥ १० ॥ haitumadanityamavyāpi ...


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Did Vaisheshika school believes that atoms can be perceived through Yogipratyaksha? Yes the Vaisheshika school believes so. This is described in Vaisheshika Sutras - Adhyaya 9 – Aahnika 1 – Sutras 12-15 . It’s said in those sutras that , there are two type of yogis 1 ) Yujjaana Yogies 2) Yukta Yogies. Yujjana yogis can see the actual Atma (soul) in ...


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Scriptures mostly use the term sky either to denote one of the panchamahabhoot or to compare it as pure atman. However some puranas and scriptures have given the nature of colour of sky in terms of some analogies.. Vishnu Purana in 2.16 gives an analogy to denote colour of sky as just apparent and illusion (but not in the context of describing colour of ...


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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 to show that sound is a phenomenon of Akasha, he tries to prove the existence of Akasha using the existence of sound. He argues that sound cannot be a ...


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The Advaita philosopher Adi Shankaracharya interprets this verse as referring to the Charvakas, aka the Lokayatikas or materialistic atheists. Here is what he says in his Bhagavad Gita Bhashya: asatyaṃ yathā vayam anṛtaprāyāḥ tathā idaṃ jagat sarvam asatyam? apratiṣṭhaṃ ca na asya dharmādharmau pratiṣṭhā ataḥ apratiṣṭhaṃ ca? iti te āsurāḥ janāḥ jagat ...


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What @The Destroyed has said in his answer is true but what you have said is also true. Mula Prakriti is the root cause in SAmkhya. And. it is the highest cause of everything else, no other higher causes exist. And, this Mula Prakriti is also known by the names of Avyakta and PradhAna. To understand this we need to know what the 25 Tattvas are in SAmkhya ...


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For the topic of Dharma the Vaisheshika Sutras are considering word of vedas as reliable source of knowledge. It's said in the below sutra that the Ishwara created this universe through the Dharma of Dravyas (knowledge of elements) . And the information how Ishwara created this universe through the Dravyas (elements) is found in the Vedas. So on this ...


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Since, the verse BG 16.8 is in continuation of BG 16.6-7, the term "they" means "those with demonic nature". So your Qn boils down to: Do people of demonic nature belong to particular sect? Ofcourse No. It's not related to groups of people being bad/good or sinful/sinless. There are verses in Gita, which says that even the worst among the humans, could ...


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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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Famous philosopher, Osho Rajneesh has related triguna [3 modes] with 3 subatomic particles Proton, Neutron & Electron. Now physicists are ready to agree with yoga. They have split the atom and they have come across three things: electrons, neutrons, protons. Those three are of the same three qualities: one is of the quality of light - sattva - ...


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According to Swami Sivananda's commentary, they might be referring to Vaiśeṣikas as well. Translation By Swami Sivananda 16.8 They say, "This universe is without truth, without (moral) basis, without a God, brought about by mutual union, with lust for its cause; what else?" Commentary by Swami Sivananda 16.8 asatyam without truth? ...


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