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Hindu philosophy refers to philosophies, world views and teachings that emerged in ancient India. These include six systems (shad-darśana) – Sankhya, Yoga, Nyaya, Vaisheshika, Mimamsa and Vedanta.In Indian tradition, the word used for philosophy is Darshana. This word comes from the Sanskrit root drish (to see, to experience). Darshana can be translated as 'Point of view'. These are also called the Astika (orthodox) philosophical traditions and are those that accept the Vedas as an authoritative, important source of knowledge. Ancient and medieval India was also the source of philosophies that share philosophical concepts but rejected the Vedas, and these have been called nāstika (heterodox or non-orthodox) Indian philosophies. Nāstika Indian philosophies include Buddhism, Jainism, Cārvāka, Ājīvika, and others.Scholars have debated the relationship and differences within āstika philosophies and with nāstika philosophies, starting with the writings of Indologists and Orientalists of the 18th and 19th centuries, which were themselves derived from limited availability of Indian literature and medieval doxographies. The various sibling traditions included in Hindu philosophies are diverse, and they are united by shared history and concepts, same textual resources, similar ontological and soteriological focus, and cosmology. While Buddhism and Jainism are considered distinct philosophies and religions, some heterodox traditions such as Cārvāka are often considered as distinct schools within Hindu philosophy.Hindu philosophy also includes several sub-schools of theistic philosophies that integrate ideas from two or more of the six orthodox philosophies, such as the realism of the Nyāya, the naturalism of the Vaiśeṣika, the dualism of the Sāṅkhya, the non-dualism and knowledge of Self as essential to liberation of Advaita, the self-discipline of yoga and the asceticism and elements of theistic ideas. Examples of such schools include Pāśupata Śaiva, Śaiva siddhānta, Pratyabhijña, Raseśvara and Vaiṣṇava. Some sub-schools share Tantric ideas with those found in some Buddhist traditions. The ideas of these sub-schools are found in the Puranas and Āgamas.Each school of Hindu philosophy has extensive epistemological literature called pramāṇaśāstras, as well as theories on metaphysics, axiology, and other topics.

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Which book or any video one can refer to understand maha vakyaas like Aham Brahmasmi

The Mahavakyas (sing.: mahāvākyam, महावाक्यम्; plural: mahāvākyāni, महावाक्यानि) are "The Great Sayings" of the Upanishads, as characterized by the Ad...

1 points | Post submitted by jay 81 days ago | 1 Answer

Hindu philosophy Vedanta Advaita

God can be inferred from the unimaginable boundary of the universe

God can be inferred from the unimaginable boundary of the universeThe underlying meaning of 'vishwarupadarshanam' (universal form shown by god)The wor...

2 points | Post submitted by dattaswami 82 days ago | discuss

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माधव राधिका : A poem dedicated to Braj, Radha and Krishna (

ब्रज रज की महिमा अमर,ब्रज रस की है खान,ब्रज रज माथे पर चढ़े,ब्रज है स्वर्ग समान।भोली-भाली राधिका,भोले कृष्ण कुमार,कुंज गलिन खेलत फिरें,ब्रज रज चरण पखा...

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Krishna Radha (as shakti)

What is difference between Aatma, Jeevatma and Paramatma?

Jivatma is the individual, and Atma and Paramatma are Universal. What is difference between Aatma, Jeevatma and Paramatma?

1 points | Post submitted by jay 93 days ago | 2 Answer

Hindu philosophy Hindu Scriptures Topics in Hinduism

Why Sri Krishna is called Yogeshwar, what are scriptural reference to it?

Wikipedia says that Lord Krishna is Yogeshwara,the Lord Of Yogis/The Supreme Yogi.Can someone please clarify,with scripture reference?

1 points | Post submitted by jay 99 days ago | 1 Answer

Krishna Yoga

Two Aspect of Creation : Maya and Lila (

This link talks about One of the questions that seekers, philosophers, scientists and theologian’s world over have involved themselves from time immem...

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Hindu philosophy Maya

Why do we worship Lord Hanuman on these weekdays?

We generally associate a day for the worship of different gods, like Monday for Lord Shiva, Tuesday for Lord Hanuman. What is the reason that we worsh...

1 points | Post submitted by jay 104 days ago | 1 Answer

Hanuman Worship Hindu calendar

What are the solutions to reduce the difficulty of Kali?

This age of Kali  is just like an ocean of faults (dosa-nidhi). People will suffer.What are solution to reduce this effect of kali? 

1 points | Post submitted by jay 104 days ago | 2 Answer


On which day Hanuman Ji first met Bhagwan Shri Ram

I came across a post claiming that Hanuman Ji first met Bhagwan Shri Ram on a Mangalvaar of Jyeshtha Month. Can this be validated? If so request share...

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What is Incident of Fight between Bhagvaan Shiva and Hanuman?

Fight Between Bhagwaan Shiva And Hanuman is part of Padma Purana. -There is wonderful story of Hanuman fighting with Lord Shiva and Shree Rama only ap...

2 points | Post submitted by jay 126 days ago | 1 Answer


History of Indian Philosophy by Surendranath Dasgupta : 1-5 volumes (

This is the first of five volumes, that were originally published between 1922 and 1955. In these volumes, Surendranath Dasgupta examines the principa...

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How many main systems of Hindu philosophy are there?

2 points | Post submitted by suyash95 241 days ago | 4 Answer

Hindu philosophy


What are these Terms used in Media and how to define

2 points | Post submitted by suyash95 245 days ago | 28 Answer

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Description of God

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