Saturday, September 26, 2020

The Six Schools of Philosophy in Hinduism

The six schools of philosophy in Hinduism have never rejected each other, even though for several millennia, they have been engaged in vigorous argumentation on fundamental issues. Soteriology is the primary concern of the six schools but they have different areas of expertise: in Samkhya, the focus is on metaphysics; in Yoga, on praxis; in Mimamsa, on epistemology, interpretation of the Vedas for liberation, and ethics; in Vaiśeṣika, on metaphysics and naturalism; in Nyaya, on logic and epistemology; in Vedanta, on exegesis of the Upanishads for attainment of the knowledge of Brahman.

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