Author: A LakshmipathiPublisher: Chaukhamba Sanskrit PratishthanYear: 2004Language: EnglishPages: 631ISBN/UPC (if available): 8170842545
The Darshanas represent the foundations of (1) The Physical, (2) The Natural, and (3) the Biological Sciences not only of India but of the whole World. They deal with the origin of the Universe and its evolution and involution. I am very happy to have had this great opportunity of studying these sciences for the purpose of understanding he basic foundations of Ayurveda.Although this book may not satisfy the great scholars (the Pandits) of India. I hope it will be useful to the multitude who with to study these ancient science which were responsible for India’s high civilization. I am sure that it will be of great value to the Ayurveda student to whom a knowledge of these preliminary science is absolutely necessary.There are very few books in English on the Darsanas. A translation of Sarvadarsana Saara Sangraha by Maadhavaachaarya was published in Trubner’s Oriental Series, London. It contains review of the following 16 philosophical systems by Maadhavaachaarya, the brother of Saayanachaarya, who ascended the Sringeri Peetha in the year 1331 A D The original of this book was in Telugu Character.The Darsanas reviewed are:1. The Chaarvaaka System2. The Baudha System3. The Arhata or Jaina System4. The Raamaanuja System5. The Poorna-prajna (Madhva) System 6. The Nakuliasa-Paasupata System7. The Saiva System 8. The Pratyabhijna or Recognitive System9. The Rasesvara or Mercurial System10. The Vaiseshika or Aulukya System11. The Akshapaada or Nyaaya Sytem12. The Jaiminiya System or Meemaamsaa13. The Paanineeya System14. Saankhya System15. The Paatanjala or Yoga System16. The Vedaanta or System of Samkaraachaarya.
VOLUME I-SECTION IIDARSHANASCHAPTERIntroductionNyaya VaisheshikaSankhya YogaPurva and Uttara MimamsaThe Shakta System of PhilosophyHindu Conception of the MindAnd MatterPhilosophy of SiddhasThe Charvaka PhilosophyThe Philosophy of BuddhismVedanta and BuddhismPhilosophy of JainismEvolution TheoryHindu conception of MatterThe Basic Sciences of AyurvedaAyurveda Primarily an Adhyatmika ScienceCHAPTER IIntroductionCHAPTER IINyaya-VaisheshikaCHAPTER IIISankhya YogaCHAPTER IVPurva & Uttara MimamsasCHAPTER VThe Shakta System of PhilosophyCHAPTER VIHindu Conception of the Mind and MatterCHAPTER VIIPhilosophy of SiddhasCHAPTER VIIIThe Charvaka PhilosophyCHAPTER IXThe Philosophy of BuddhismCHAPTER XVedanta and BuddhismCHAPTER XIPhilosophy of JainismCHAPTER XIIEvolution TheoryCHAPTER XIIIHindu Conception of MatterCHAPTER XIVThe Basic Science of AyurvedaCHAPTER XVAyurveda is Primarily an Adhyatmika Science