A History of Indian Philosophy, Volume 4

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Motilal Banarsidass Publ., 1975 - Hindu philosophy - 483 pages
The work appears in five volumes. Vol. I comprises Buddhist and Jaina Philosophy and the six systems of Hindu thought, viz.., Samkhya, Yoga, Nyaya, Vaisesika, Mimamsa and Vedanta. It also contains the philosophy of the Yogavasistha, the Bhagavadgita and speculations in the medical schools. Vol. III contains an elaborate account of the Principal Dualistic and Pluralistic Systems such as the philosophy of the Pancaratra, Bhaskara, Yamuna, Ramanuja, Nimbarka, Vijnanabhiksu and philosophical speculations of some of the selected Puranas. Vol. IV deals with the Bhagavata Purana, Madhva and his School, Vallabha, Caitanya, Jiva Gosvami and Baladeva Vidyabhusana. Vol. V treats the Southern Schools of Saivism, viz., Saiva Siddhanta, Vira Saivism, philosophy of Srikantha. Saiva Philosophy in the Puranas and in some important texts. In the words of the Oxford Journal 'the collection of data, editing and the interpretation of every school of thought is a feat unparalleled in the field of history of philosophy.'
 

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At some length Dasgupta has described the refutation of the dvaita school by visishtadvaita on the nature of object and attributes, which the visishtadvaita school calls as dravya and adravya. But Dasgupta has failed to show the counter refutation from the dvaita school.
According to the Ramanuja School, there is bheda in dravya (a jug) and adravya (blueness of the jug). If Ramanuja school claims that the entity and attributes are linked by aprathaksiddhatva (non-separability), then what is the relationship between the dravya and the characteristic of aprathaksiddhatva? Similarly the VA view that the Lord (a dravya) and His Power/Potency/etc (an adravya) are different but inseparable is to be refuted. The attributes of the Lord are not different_yet_inseparable, but in-fact identical to the Lord.
 

Contents

CHAPTER XXIV
1
PAGE
9
Brahman Paramatman Bhagavat and Paranuivara
11
Kapilas philosophy in the Bhdgavatapurdna
27
Eschatology
49
Madhva Gurus
56
Teachers and writers of the Madhva School
90
CHAPTER XXVI
101
Nature of Brahman
305
Refutation of Brahman as material and instrumental cause
308
Liberation mokfa
315
CHAPTER XXXI
320
The nature of Brahman
327
The Categories
332
The Pramdnas
336
Concept of bhakti
346

Interpretation of BrahmasUtra I 1 2
121
Interpretation of Brahmasutra I 1 34
127
CHAPTER XXVII
150
Pramdnas ways of valid knowledge
163
Illusion and Doubt
173
CHAPTER XXVIII
181
Inference Anumdna
184
Tarka Ratiocination
188
Concomitance Vydpti
197
Epistemological process in Inference
200
Testimony
202
CHAPTER XXIX
204
Nature of Knowledge
230
The World as Illusion
246
CHAPTER XXX
259
Perception of Ajndna ignorance
264
Inference of Ajndna
276
The theory of Avidyd refuted
279
Ajndna and Egohood ahamkdra
294
Indefinability of Worldappearance
301
Topics of Vallabha VedSnta as explained by Vallabhas followers
358
Vitthalas interpretation of Vallabhas ideas
363
Life of Vallabha 14811533 37
371
Works of Vallabha and his disciples
373
Visnusvamin
382
CHAPTER XXXII
384
Life of Caitanya
385
Emotionalism of Caitanya
389
Gleanings from CaitanyaCaritdmrta on the subject of Caitanyas philosophical views
390
Some companions of Caitanya
393
CHAPTER XXXIII
396
Status of the World
405
God and His Powers
409
Gods relation to His devotees
410
Nature of bhakti
415
Ultimate Realization
428
The joy of bhakti
430
The philosophy of Baladeva VidySbhQsana
438
INDEX
449
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