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  An Introduction to Hinduism
Indeed, the study of Hinduism has to be, in a large measure, a study of the general Hindu outlook on life.
Sankara's contribution to philosophy is his blending of the doctrines of Karma and Maya, which culminated in a logical exposition of the idea of non-dualism.
Sanghatan, organization of the Hindus for self-defence, is one of the main principles of the Arya Samaj, and it has played its part as the church militant in the Hindu fold.
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  Hindu Philosophy [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]
Hinduism is one of the world’s oldest religious traditions, and it is founded upon what is often regarded as the oldest surviving text of humanity: the Vedas.
Non-systematic Hindu philosophy is comprised of the philosophical elements of the primary and secondary bodies of canonical Hindu texts, while the systematic Hindu philosophies, which also adopt the congenial disposition towards the Vedas, find their definitive expressions in formal philosophical texts authored by professional philosophers.
In the context of Hinduism, the Pūrvamīmāmsā school is one of the most orthodox of the Hindu philosophical schools because of its concern to elaborate and defend the contents of the early, ritually oriented part of the Vedas.
www.iep.utm.edu /h/hindu-ph.htm   (13022 words)

  
  Hindu Way of Life!   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Hindu Philosophy is not merely a speculation or guess work of a solution for human problems and doubts, but an organized doctrine based on the mystical experience of the Sages and Seers.
Hindu Philosophy gives a clear understanding to the questions of cycle of life and death, the nature of Soul, the Universe and its creator and reasons for joy and sufferings, happiness and sorrow, health and disease and the ultimate understanding of man's relationship with God.
The glory of Hindu philosophy is seen in the teachings of Hindu dharma, the theory of karma and rebirth, the six dharsanas, and the four yogas or spiritual disciplines.
mailerindia.com /hindu/veda/index.php?Philosophy   (1508 words)

  
 Hinduism - Hindu Culture, Hindu Religion, Hindu Beliefs
Hinduism allows absolute freedom to the rational mind of man. Hinduism never demands any undue restraint upon the freedom of human reason, the freedom of thought, feeling and will of man. Hinduism is a religion of freedom.
The philosophy of Hinduism is not armchair philosophy.
The doctrine of reincarnation or transmigration is a fundamental tenet of Hinduism.
hinduism.8k.com /hindu.html   (1786 words)

  
 Thelemapedia: The Encyclopedia of Thelema & Magick | Hindu philosophy   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The philosophic and theological diversity of Hinduism is limitless, being nurtured by the fundamentally eclectic and liberal universalism that is its defining characteristic.
By analysing the three states of experience (waking, dreaming and deep sleep) he exposed the relative nature of the world and established the supreme truth of the Advaita: the non-dual reality of Brahman in which atman (the individual soul) and brahman (the ultimate reality expressed in the trimurti) are identified absolutely.
Chaitanya (1486-1534), a devotee of Krishna, proposed a synthesis between the monist and dualist philosophies by stating that the soul is equally distinct (bheda) and non-distinct (abheda) from God, whom he identified as Krishna, and that this, although unthinkable (acintya), is experiencable in devotion.
www.thelemapedia.org /index.php/Hindu_philosophy   (1824 words)

  
 Philosophy in Ancient India - Crystalinks   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Hindu philosophy (one of the main divisions of Indian philosophy) is traditionally seen through the prism of six different systems (called darshanas in Sanskrit) that are listed here and make up the main belief systems of Hinduism.
The characteristic of this philosophy is to consider being (consciousness) together with the other issues and is part of the thought systems of the vast Vedic religion of Hinduism.
All Hindu ritual, ceremony and religious law is influenced by it.
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 hinduism philosophy
The Uttara ("later") Mimamsa school is perhaps one of the cornerstone movements of Hinduism and certainly was responsible for a new wave of philosophical and meditative inquiry, renewal of faith, and cultural reform.
The various gods and avatars that are worshipped by Hindus are understood as different forms of One truth, sometimes seen as beyond a mere God and as a formless Divine Ground (Brahman), akin but not limited to monism, or as one monotheistic principle like Vishnu or Shiva.
Thus, Hindu image worship is a form of iconolatry, in which the symbols are venerated as putative sigils of divinity, as opposed to idolatry, a charge often levied (erroneously) at Hindus.
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 Hinduism - Brahma Sutras
The philosophy of Sri Vallabhacharya is Suddha-Advaita or pure monism, because he does not admit Maya like Sankara, and believes that the whole world of matter and souls is real and is only a subtle form of God.
The highest philosophy of Sri Sankara which bespeaks the identity of the individual and Supreme Soul cannot be understood by the vast majority of persons.
Adwaita philosophy is the most sublime and the grandest philosophy of the Hindus.
www.hinduism.8k.com /brahmasutras.html   (2458 words)

  
 EASTERN PHILOSOPHY:   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Hindu texts are among the oldest in the East and their concepts directly or indirectly influenced the philosophy of other Eastern philosophical traditions.
Nevertheless, an important aspect of Hindu philosophy is that the universe, or the One, is a unity.
Hindus have a long tradition of belief in reincarnation, which, most simply, is the view that one’s present life is followed by a series of new lives in new physical bodies.
www.utm.edu /~jfieser/vita/research/Eastphil.htm   (16758 words)

  
 VISISTADVAITA VEDANTA HOMEPAGE   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This is not the case for the traditional Hindu philosopher, for whom philosophy necessarily serves as a pragmatic guide to everyday life, in addition to a cognitive road map to loftier metaphysical concerns.
The most conspicuous feature of Hindu philosophy, then, seems to be an attempt to employ the tools of rationality to better gain a direct experience of the transrational, or the metaphysical.
Rather, I am contrasting traditional Hindu philosophy with modern Western philosophy as two distinct paradigmatic approaches, irregardless of whether the philosopher or idea in question is of Indian or European origin.
www.hinduweb.org /home/dharma_and_philosophy/vvh/vvhsatdar.html   (2642 words)

  
 The Hindu : Sankhya philosophy
AMONG the six orthodox schools of Indian Philosophy which have allegiance to the Vedic authority, Sankhya system expounded by Sage Kapila deals with the evolution of the world from Prakrti, the primal matter, while the Purusha, the conscious being is a witness to the whole process.
Kadalangudi Natesa Sastrigal translated the quintessence of the Sankhya philosophy as found in the 72 aphorisms of the Sankhya Karika of Isvara Krishna in strict accordance to the commentaries of Vachaspathi Mishra known as Sankhya Tattva Kaumudee.
The essence of Sankhya philosophy has been stated, which accepts perception, inference and verbal testimony as the valid means of knowledge.
www.hindu.com /br/2003/12/09/stories/2003120900021400.htm   (301 words)

  
 Philosophy
Saiva Siddhanta is the philosophy of Southern Saivism.
Philosophy has its roots in the practical needs of man. Man wants to know about transcendental matters when he is in a reflective state.
Philosophy is the self-expression of the growing spirit of man. The philosophers are its voice.
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 Hindu Philosophy
In this way a wonderful friendship of mythology and philosophy was effected; and this has been sustained with such result that the whole edifice of Indian civilization is imbued with spiritual meaning.
Indian philosophy - it is rich, it is life-affirming and its sole purpose is to help mankind integrate itself with nature.
And that is also the reason for Hinduism as being referred to as a way of life rather than a religion.
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 Hindu Philosophy
Philosophy in Classical India: The Proper Work of Reason by Jonardon Ganeri (Routledge) Bringing the analytical approach of modern philosophy to bear upon the literature of ancient and classical India, Ganeri explains and explores the central methods, concepts and devices of a rich, sophisticated philosophical tradition.
The analytical techniques of contemporary philosophy are being deployed towards fresh and original inter­pretations of the texts.
Philosophy in Classical India rescues a story suppressed in Orientalist discourses of the East - the story of reason in a land too often defined as reason's Other.
www.wordtrade.com /philosophy/asian/hinduphilosophy.htm   (356 words)

  
 Hindu philosophy : Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy Online
Hindu philosophy is the longest surviving philosophical tradition in India.
The central concerns of the Hindu philosophers were metaphysics, epistemological issues, philosophy of language, and moral philosophy.
One of his greatest accomplishments was the full articulation of the theory that a sentence as a whole is understood in a sudden act of comprehension.
www.rep.routledge.com /article/F002   (511 words)

  
 Hindu philosophy — FactMonster.com
Hindu philosophy, the philosophical speculations and systems of India that have their roots in
Hindu philosophy: Schools of Hindu Philosophy - Schools of Hindu Philosophy Nyaya, traditionally founded by Akshapada Gautama (6th cent.
Hindu philosophy: Characteristics - Characteristics Hindu philosophy began in the period of the Upanishads (900–500 B.C.), but...
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 Ethics of Hindu Philosophy by Sanderson Beck
The Vaishesika philosophy is considered the oldest of the six orthodox schools and may even be pre-Buddhist.
Focusing primarily on the spiritual effects of rituals, the Mimamsa philosophy relies on the Dharma Sutras for guidance in worldly ethical questions.
Yoga is mentioned in several Upanishads, and its philosophy is described in the great epics, particularly in the Bhagavad-Gita portion of the Mahabharata.
www.san.beck.org /EC11-Hindu.html   (6835 words)

  
 Hinduism, resources, traditions, history, scriptures and philosophy
Hinduism And The Law of Karma Find out the types of karma and how the effects of karma can be neutralized in your life.
Hinduism and Divorce The the problem of divorce in Hinduism from theological and legal perspectives.
Hinduism and Islam, A Comparison of Beliefs and Practices A comparative study of Hinduism and Islam and the process of reconciliation and integration..
www.hinduwebsite.com /hinduindex.asp   (663 words)

  
 Hindu Philosophy
Hindu philosophy began in the period of the Upanishads (900–500 b.c.), but systematic philosophical elaboration did not appear until several centuries later.
Philosophical tenets were presented in the form of aphorisms or sutras, intended to serve as an aid to memory and a basis for oral elaboration.
Although all six schools of classical Hindu philosophy accepted the authority of the Veda, they had widely differing philosophical positions; they developed in competition not only with one another, but also with the so-called heterodox schools, which rejected the authority of the Veda: Buddhism, Jainism, the Ajivikas or skeptics, and the materialist Carvaka school.
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 Hindu philosophy Summary
Hindu philosophy is a collective title for the vast number of doctrines and beliefs that evolved in the Indian subcontinent (called Bharatvarsha or Bharatakhanda in Sanskrit texts) from ancient times to the present.
Thus the two main objects of philosophy are the subject or the self—its nature and const...
Hindu philosophy is one of the main divisions of Indian philosophy and constitu...
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 ATMA JYOTI ASHRAM - Six Systems of Hindu Philosophy - Raghavan Iyer
Because philosophy works through the medium of the intellect and the intellect has its inherent limitations, it cannot understand or formulate truths which are beyond its scope....
Philosophy prepares, refines and orients the mind towards a significantly different activity, broadly called “meditation,” the rigorous cultivation of clarity of discrimination and concentrated, pellucid insight.
Vaishesika philosophy means by yoga the concentrated attention to a single subject through mental abstraction from all contexts.
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 An Analysis of Hindutva   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The history of the Hindus is the history of a civilization which has developed in its natural state, without interruption, since antiquity.
Hence Hindu History is a prototype of how human civilization would have looked, if civilization all across the globe had been allowed to develop in its natural state.
And this is why Hinduism is called a Living Idea, guided by the sum total of human wisdom that is not considered to be embodied in one person, or one book, or one period of human history.
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 Open Directory - Society: Religion and Spirituality: Hinduism   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Hindu Caste System - An article by Dr. Subhash C. Sharma on the natural evolution of various professions in ancient India before and during Vedic times, explaining that the original Hindu vocations were not based on heredity or birth.
Hinduism: The main religion of India - A brief introduction to Hinduism, Ramayana, and Hindu reformers.
Satya Sanatana Dharma - Hinduism as Sanatana Dharma, worship of Sadhasiva and the unity of Kali and Krishna.
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 Hinduism Today | Einstein | January/February/March, 2004
For example, Hindu philosophers have frequently suggested that Einstein's famed equation, E=mc2 (that mass and energy are different manifestations of the same thing), is remarkably parallel to certain concepts in Hindu philosophy.
Einstein summarized his philosophy in what he termed the "cosmic religion, " which is characterized by a feeling of awe and an experience of the mysterious that he declared to be the source of his religiosity.
The major difference is that Einstein did not appear to speak in terms of consciousness as Hindus do, and his religious concepts seemed for the most part to deal with physical reality and not these higher realms of knowing or the subtle worlds spoken of in the Vedas.
www.hinduismtoday.com /archives/2004/1-3/50-53_einstein.shtml   (2578 words)

  
 Hindu philosophy. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Hindu philosophy began in the period of the Upanishads (900–500
Their extreme conciseness presupposes an oral or written commentary, and the traditions developed through successive layers of commentarial tradition.
Although all six schools of classical Hindu philosophy accepted the authority of the Veda, they had widely differing philosophical positions; they developed in competition not only with one another, but also with the so-called heterodox schools, which rejected the authority of the Veda: Buddhism, Jainism, the Ajivikas or skeptics, and the materialist Carvaka school.
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 GOD AND HINDU PHILOSOPHY
Since Hinduism is not an organized religion, not one founded by a code book, we can only go by what are the traditional practices and beliefs of the people.
This is only to show that in Hindu philosophy there is no superman type of god who would actively intercede into human affairs, a concept normally regarded as divine, and linked to god.
That is why I hold that the Hindu philosophy was based on scientific perceptions, on rational and logical thought and there was no room in it for supernatural and divine concept of god.
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The meaning of dharma depends on the context: used on the universal plane it may be defined as the inverse of chaos, used on the individual plane it means one’s duty.
Classically, when speaking about Hindu philosophy, it is the Sad Darshanas (Six Insights) which are meant, even though philosophy is omnipresent in Hindu religion, medicine and arts.
The philosophy of Vaisheshika proceeds by rationally classifying the different feelings that man perceives, according to their particularities.
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 HINDU FORUM ~ Hindu Philosophy
This is based on a system of logic that has subsequently been adopted by most of the other Indian schools (orthodox or not), much in the same way that Western science, religion and philosophy can be said to be largely based on Aristotelian logic.
The Upanishads are acknowledged by scholars and philosophers from both East and West, from Schrödinger, Thoreau and Emerson to Rabindranath Tagore, Mahatma Gandhi and Aurobindo Ghosh, to be superlatively beautiful in poetry and rich in philosophy.
Caitanya (1486-1534), a devotee of Krishna, proposed a synthesis between the monist and dualist philosophies by stating that the soul is equally distinct (bheda) and non-distinct (abheda) from god, and that this, although unthinkable (acintya), is experiencable in devotion
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 Hinduism Today Magazine
To foster Hindu solidarity as a "unity in diversity" among all sects and lineages;
Paramahamsa Nithyananda, a noted Hindu swami, led the ceremony at the 24,000-square-foot Nithyananda Vedic Temple and Vedic Sciences University at 9720 N. Central Ave.
One large statue, of the Hindu Deity Venkateshwara, stood 12 feet tall, while several others, including the multi-armed, dancing Hindu statue of Nataraja, towered over about 500 people who came to celebrate and worship at the grand opening.
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