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What does it mean by the phrase 'shad darshana' ?

Tags: religion & spirituality, shad darshana
Asked by sudhakar kuruvada, 06 Apr '13 11:22 pm
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Shad darshana (Sanskrit: "Six views or insights; six philosophies.") Among the hundreds of Hindu darshanas known through history are six classical philosophical systems: Nyaya, Vaisheshika, Sankhya, Yoga, Mimamsa and Vedanta. Each was tersely formulated in sutra form by its "founder," and elaborated in extensive commentaries by other writers. They are understood as varied attempts at describing Truth and the path to it. Elements of each form part of the Hindu fabric today.
Answered by LIPSIKA, 06 Apr '13 11:23 pm

 
  
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Shad darshana (Sanskrit: "Six views or insights; six philosophies.")
Answered by Quest, 07 Apr '13 10:11 am

 
  
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Darshana texts are also called Veda Upangas. There are six schools of philosophy based on the Vedas. They are in the form of short aphorisms and a Rishi is credited with having written each philosophy. Gautama's Nyaya, Kanada's Vaisheshika, Kapila's Sankhya, Patanjali's Yoga, Jaimini's Purva Mimamsa and Badarayana'sVedanta-Sutra, (also called as Brahma Sutra or Uttara Mimamsa) are the six doctrines. These are collectively called as Shad-darshana.
Answered by rajan, 07 Apr '13 07:19 am

 
  
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