To Read Third Part of this Article, click Here. In the previous article, I explained how the Upanishads reduce Plurality to Unity. Now let us consider the opposite view of this. That is, how plurality emerge from Unity? Before starting, I must say that, the answer to the […]
To Read Second Part of this article, Click Here If there are no definable objects in the experiential world, and what we see around are the different stages of unending changes (Many), then what is that which undergo change? This is the cardinal question that perplexed Monists, because […]
The Problem of ‘One’ and ‘Many’ is considered as an age old puzzle among the philosophers of Monistic School. Both Indian and Greek monist philosophers have examined this issue in detail and put forward various explanations.
there are certain portions in Upanishads which can be interpret-able as carrying materialistic ideas. Thus in Brihadaranyaka Upanishad the great sage Yanjavalkya is conversing to his wife, Maitreyi, that ‘it is for its own sake that Self perform everything’.
Uttara Mimamsa/Vedanta Philosophy in the Upasnishads:- Advaita Vedanta elements in the Upanishads:- In Advaita Vedanta individual self and supreme self are one and same. Individual self is the reflection of the supreme self on avidya. When this avidya becomes exhausted, individual self become aware of its supreme status […]
The Upanishads and Nyaya – Vaiseshika Pluralism:- These realistic schools propose that there are multiple souls which are co-eternal with the God. They list many reasons for the existence of God, and being realists Nyaya claims, object and (its) qualities are different, not same, like the idealists think. […]