Stephen Hawking dies at 76

Stephen Hawking, a theoretical physicist and author of bestselling books died on 14th March (2018) at his home in Cambridge. He was 76.                      Stephen Hawking did research on general relativity and black holes. He wrote several popular science books including A Brief History of Time. I...Read More

Vedanta or Uttar Mimamsa Philosophy

‘Vedanta’ literally means’ the conclusion of the ‘Vedas’.Primarily the word stood for the Upanishads though afterwards its denotation widened to include all thoughts, developed out of the Upanishads. The central theme is that enunciated in the Upanishads – the doctrine of Brahman and the embodiment ...Read More

Mimamsa Philosophy

The Mimamsa is called the Purva-Mimamsa while Vedanta is called the Uttra-Mimamsa. Jaimini’s sutra in twelve elaborate chapters, laid the foundation of Purva Mimansa. Sabarswami wrote the major commentary or Bhashya on this work. The two most important mimansak are Kumarila Bhatta and Prabhakara, wh...Read More

Vaisheshika Philosophy

The Vaisheshika school was founded by Kanada in the 6th Century B.C., and it is atomist and pluralist in nature. The basis of the school’s philosophy is that all objects in the physical universe are reducible to a finite number of atoms, and Brahman is regarded as the fundamental force that causes c...Read More

Nyaya Philosophy

The Nyaya school was founded by Gautama with his Nyaya-sutra, but evolved greatly after that.  The Nyaya school’s chief concern was epistemology. What is correct thinking, and how can we come to know reality? Only when we know the answers to these questions can we achieve liberation. How do we test ...Read More

Yoga Philosophy

The Yoga darshana, founded by Patanjali in the 2nd century B.C., accepted the metaphysics of Samkhya, but added God. God was a perfect, eternal, omniscient being, and the highest object of meditation. The Yoga argument for God was as follows: Whatever comes in degrees must have a maximum. Knowledge ...Read More