Category Archives: Indian Philosphy

Introduction to Buddhism

Buddhism is a way of life, a path of life, a philosophy of life, and spiritual development, which aims at the cessation of ignorance and suffering. This Darsana was founded by Buddha, around 550 BCE, in India. Today Buddhism is … Continue reading

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Note on Gandhi’s Understanding of Satyagraha

Gandhi’s conception of satya and ahimsa lie at the heart of his entire social and political philosophy. His concept of satya, with ahimsa as the means, determined his doctrine of satyagraha or active resistance to authority; while the concept of … Continue reading

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Note on Gandhi’s Understanding of Ahimsa

Though it was deeply influenced by Hindu, Jain, Buddhist and Christian theories of non-violence, Gandhi’s theory was in a class by itself. Let us examine Gandhi’s understanding of Ahimsa by first examining the Hindu, Jain and Buddhist understanding of the … Continue reading

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Note on Gandhi’s Understanding of Means & End

Most political and social thinkers have been concerned with the desirable (and even necessary) goals of political system or the common and competing ends that men actually desire, and then pragmatically considered the means that are available to rulers and … Continue reading

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Introduction to Jainism – Anekanta Vada

Jainism is not a religion as most of us confuse it to be, it is a philosophy on how to lead one’s life; it is a way of life. It is believed etymologically ‘Jainism’ comes from the word ‘Jaina’ meaning … Continue reading

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Introduction to Samkhya Philosophy

Samkhya It is not exactly knows when this philosophy (Darsana) came into existence, what is known is that references of it are given in Jaina and Buddhist texts. Some hints of Samkhya thought is also found in the Upanishad, which … Continue reading

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