Author: Theos Bernard
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8120813731
Presenting a precise and illuminating study of six systems of Indian Philosophy classified into three divisions.
The aim of Hindu philosophy is the extinction of sorrow and suffering by the method of knowledge that alone can free man from the bondage of ignorance. It points to a clear way of thinking which enables one to understand Reality by direct experience. In this perspective, Hindu philosophy is an art of life and not a theory.
The three division of Hindu philosophy are: (1) Nyaya-Vaisesika, (2) Samkhya-Yoga, and (3) Mimamsa-Vedanta.
The first division lays down the methodology of science and elaborates the concepts of Physics and Chemistry o show how manifestations of phenomena come into being. The second division sets forth an account of cosmic evolution on purely logical principles. The third division critically analyses the basic principles, developing them in greater detail and furnishing arguments to substantiate, as well as making incidental contributions on points of special interest.
Besides presenting an account of philosophical systems of India, the author adds a study of Kashmir Saivism - a system of ideal Monism founded by Vasugupta and based on Siva Sutras. In this context, the author throws sufficient light on the traditional Tantric literature that has suffered wide criticism both from Western and Eastern scholars.
The book is documented with Preface, Introduction and Glossarial Index.
Purpose pf Hindu Philosophy
Test of Philosophy
The Siva Tattva
The Sakti Tattva
The Sadasiva Tattva
The Isvara Tattva
The Sadvidya Tattva
The Maya Tattva and Its Evolutes
ABBREVIATIONS AND SYMBOLS