Author: Haridas BhattacharyyaEditor: Haridas bhattacharyyaPublisher: Ramakrishna MissionYear: 2000Language: EnglishPages: 695ISBN/UPC (if available): 818584304X
The Present volume tells the story of the attempts made by India down the ages to grapple with the fundamental problems of life and thought.The Present volume tells the story of the attempts made by India down the ages to grapple with the fundamental problems of life and thought. Philosophy in India began with a quest after the highest truth—truth not as mere objective certitude, but as being closely linked with the development of personality and leading to the attainment of the highest freedom bliss, and wisdom. It demanded, therefore, not only a philosophical discipline of reasoning, but also a discipline of conduct and the control of emotions and passions.Thus the synthesis between deep philosophical analysis and lofty spiritual discipline is as abiding feature of Indian philosophy, and in this its outlook is entirely different from that of western philosophy.It is hoped that this volume will served not only to make plain the spiritual aspirations of an ancient nation, but also to show the relevance of those aspirations to the modern world and thus forge a powerful link in the chain of human fellowship and universal concord.
Publisher’s NotePreface1. IntroductionPART I: THE PHILOSOPHICAL SYSTEMS2. Rise of the Philosophical Schools3. The Samkhya4. Yoga psychology5. Nyaya-Vaisesika6. Navya-Nyaya7. Purva-Mimamsa8. Materialists, Sceptics, and AgnosticsPART IITHE VEDANTA9. Brahma-Mimamsa10. Essentials of Vedanta11. Philosophy of the Advaita12. The Philosophy of Sankara13. The Advaita and its Spiritual, Significance14. Post-Sankara Advaita15. Philosophy of the Bhagavata16. The Visistadvaita of Ramanuja17. Madhva’s Brahma-Mimamsa18. The Nimbarka School of Vedanta19. The School, of Vallabha20. Bhedabheda School of Vedanta21. The Acintya --- Bhedabheda SchoolPART IIITHE RELIGIOUS PHILOSOPHIES22. The Philosophy of Saivism23. The Path of Yoga in the Gita24. Philosophy of the Yogavasistha25. Philosophy of the Tantras26. The Philosophy of Mysticism27. Philosophy in Popular LiteraturePART IVTHE PROBLEMS OF PHILOSOPHY28. Religion of the Nyaya and Vaisesika29. Nature of the Soul30. Nature of the Physical World31. Nature of Mind and its activities32. Extra Sensory and Superconscious ExperiencesPART VTHE PHILOSOPHICAL SCIENCE33. Indian Theism34. Indian Epistemology35. The Art of Philosophical Disputation36. Indian Psychology37. Types of Human Nature38. Indian Ethics39. Philosophy of ValuesBibliographyIndex