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Reflexions On Indian Philosophy
Reflexions On Indian Philosophy
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This work is a collection of some papers wherein the author has made a comparative study of the concepts like God, self, time, space, matter, substance and quality, Law of Karman etc., as found in different systems of Indian philosophy. In the view of the author, most of these concepts have not been properly explained by-the propunders themselves or have been mis-interpreted either by the followers or by the critics. In the present work, he has ventured to offer his own interpretations to unveil the real and original nature of these concepts. He has tried also to present his own observations on these concepts, which bear evidence to his original thoughts. His interpretations and observations further point to an underlying unity of thought among the different systems of Indian philosophy.

About the Author

Dr. K. P. Sinha passed M. A. in Sanskrit from the Jadavpur University in 1963. He obtained the Ph. D. degree from the same University in 1968 and the D. Lit. degree from the Burdwan University in 1982. Dr. Sinha is a devoted researcher in different fields of Indian philosophy. Besides, he is the first exponent of the Bishnupriya Manipuri linguistics.

Dr. Sinha's other works are:-

1. Nyaya-Darsana-Vimarsah (in Sanskrit).
2. Sankara-Vedante Jnana-Mimansa (in Sanskrit)
3. Sankara-Vedante Tattva-Mimansa (in Sanskrit)
4. Nairatmkyavada-the Buddhist Theory of Not-self.
5. The Bishnupriya Manipuri Language.
6. The Bishnupria Manipuris-Their Language, Literature and Culture.
7. Bishnupriya Manipuri Bhasatattvar Ruparekha (in Bishnupriya Manipuri)
8. Prabhandha-Mala (in Bishnupriya Manipuri)


Forthcoming Publications:-

9. An Etymological Dictionary of Bishnupriya Manipuri
10. Theories of Creations in Indian Philosophy-A Synthesis
11. The Philosophy of Jainism
12. The Absolute in Vedanta


CONTENTS
Page
1The Validity of the Vedas3
2Dogmatism in Indian Philosophy18
3The Meanings of 'Astika' and 'Nastika'22
4The Svabhava-vada33
5The Material World40
6The Law of Karman57
7The Concept of Time79
8The Concept of Space92
9The Relation between the Substance and the Attributes101
10The Concept of Abhava124
11The Sankarite View of the World138
12The Samkhya a Concept of the Purusa and Prakrti 148
13The Concept of the Mind157
14The Samkhya Theory of the Plurality of the Self169
15The Size of the Self Jainism 175
16The Problem of Bliss and Consciousness in the Self182
17The Sankarite View of the Self194
18The Mimansa View of Karman and the Summum Bonum of Life201
19The Jaina Attitude towards God209
20The Samkhya Attitude Towards God217
21The Mimansa Attitude Towards God238
22The Absolute in the Gita251
23The Concept of Maya in Advaitism257
24The Concept of Advaita 278
Select Bibliography292
Index297

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About the Book

This work is a collection of some papers wherein the author has made a comparative study of the concepts like God, self, time, space, matter, substance and quality, Law of Karman etc., as found in different systems of Indian philosophy. In the view of the author, most of these concepts have not been properly explained by-the propunders themselves or have been mis-interpreted either by the followers or by the critics. In the present work, he has ventured to offer his own interpretations to unveil the real and original nature of these concepts. He has tried also to present his own observations on these concepts, which bear evidence to his original thoughts. His interpretations and observations further point to an underlying unity of thought among the different systems of Indian philosophy.

About the Author

Dr. K. P. Sinha passed M. A. in Sanskrit from the Jadavpur University in 1963. He obtained the Ph. D. degree from the same University in 1968 and the D. Lit. degree from the Burdwan University in 1982. Dr. Sinha is a devoted researcher in different fields of Indian philosophy. Besides, he is the first exponent of the Bishnupriya Manipuri linguistics.

Dr. Sinha's other works are:-

1. Nyaya-Darsana-Vimarsah (in Sanskrit).
2. Sankara-Vedante Jnana-Mimansa (in Sanskrit)
3. Sankara-Vedante Tattva-Mimansa (in Sanskrit)
4. Nairatmkyavada-the Buddhist Theory of Not-self.
5. The Bishnupriya Manipuri Language.
6. The Bishnupria Manipuris-Their Language, Literature and Culture.
7. Bishnupriya Manipuri Bhasatattvar Ruparekha (in Bishnupriya Manipuri)
8. Prabhandha-Mala (in Bishnupriya Manipuri)


Forthcoming Publications:-

9. An Etymological Dictionary of Bishnupriya Manipuri
10. Theories of Creations in Indian Philosophy-A Synthesis
11. The Philosophy of Jainism
12. The Absolute in Vedanta


CONTENTS
Page
1The Validity of the Vedas3
2Dogmatism in Indian Philosophy18
3The Meanings of 'Astika' and 'Nastika'22
4The Svabhava-vada33
5The Material World40
6The Law of Karman57
7The Concept of Time79
8The Concept of Space92
9The Relation between the Substance and the Attributes101
10The Concept of Abhava124
11The Sankarite View of the World138
12The Samkhya a Concept of the Purusa and Prakrti 148
13The Concept of the Mind157
14The Samkhya Theory of the Plurality of the Self169
15The Size of the Self Jainism 175
16The Problem of Bliss and Consciousness in the Self182
17The Sankarite View of the Self194
18The Mimansa View of Karman and the Summum Bonum of Life201
19The Jaina Attitude towards God209
20The Samkhya Attitude Towards God217
21The Mimansa Attitude Towards God238
22The Absolute in the Gita251
23The Concept of Maya in Advaitism257
24The Concept of Advaita 278
Select Bibliography292
Index297
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