Indians think freely and live in structured ways.
Like Socrates, Plato and many others we too had many scholars thinkers who tried to find out answers to many of questions.
“Indian philosophy is the art of ambiguity and paradox in terms of language. But, it asserts knowledge of reality through direct experience”.
Indian philosophy , Darshana in Sanskrit , has its origin in Indian sub-continent. We can say it is diverse. It includes various philosophies like Nyaya , Jain, Buddhism etc..
Indian Philosophical Traditions have trace of their origin in VEDAS.
Orthodox societies believe Vedas are the only source of knowledge and they are under that authority. They strictly obey the concept of Karma and Dharma. This includes Samkhya, Yoga, Nyaya, Visesika, Purva Vimamsa and Utara Vimamsa. They can be called Astikas.
Heterodox systems include Charvakas , Jainism and Buddhism. They accept that Vedas exist and sources of knowledge.But they don’t follow them. There conception is bit more different. For example, Charvakas thought that
” IF NOT NOW,WHEN to enjoy ??”
They tried to enjoy every part of there life. These people can be called Nastikas.
The major schools of Indian Philosophy were formulated between 1000 BC to early centuries. Competition and integration among them were intense during 800 BC to 200 AD.
- What and Who am I?
- What is the ultimate reality?
- How the world came in to existence?
All the systems of Indian Philosophy tried to answer this basic questions.
The body is considered the great instrument of the Indian Philosophical journey both Wordily and spiritually..
“Indian Philosophy is characterized by a Fundamental unity of knowing about one selves”.
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