Is Saraswati River, prominent in Rigveda, a mythical river? Yes, as per 19th century Indologists. But, NO, since from Archaeology disproved Aryan Invasion/Migration to India from outside, by 1970s. Michel Danino’s work is rich with stuffs, to substantiate the existence of Rigvedic Saraswati, now known as, Ghaggar-Hakra river. Author brings […]
Whenever discussing Indian Philosophy, a note on the ‘Sources of knowledge’ (in Sanskrit, Pramāna) is unavoidable. Philosophy deals with external objects. So getting details about the external objects is crucial to formulate philosophic theories. There are various ways or means to know the outside objects. These means are […]
Are we seeing the objects around us like plants, animals, rocks, etc because we have eyes? Are we hearing various sounds from the outside world due to our ears? In the same way touch-skin, odour – nose, taste – tongue pairs also should be considered. Common man may […]
This book bring out the Buddhist Philosophical elements contained in the ‘Mimamsa – Slokavarttika’, the magnum opus of Kumarila Bhatta, the most prominent Purva Mimamsa Scholar (The other one is Prabhakara). He composed this work, ‘Slokavarttika’, to refute the arguments raised by Buddhist scholars, mainly Dignaga, Asanga, etc. […]
Karma Siddhanta put forward certain rules and guidelines to define actions into two categories – Good and Bad. These set of rules decided which action is good and which is bad. Vedas, Brahmanas, Upanishads, Bhagavat Gita, Smiritis, etc. were the commonly cited scriptures for a proper ethical and spiritual life.
In Rig-Veda there is a famous Sloka/hymn, which expresses the skepticism about the origin and nature of the world. It also doubts the capability of god and his involvement in the creation of the world. It says the gods may be later than the world creation. At the […]