Indian philosophy and spirituality

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    blank_quest Senior Member Senior Member

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    This thread is dedicated to All fundoo's who talk about Religion Day In and Out without Knowing, What the heck Religion means?

    This Post is Purely Philosophical and Academic based so NO 'Khatra and Khatre main hai' kind of Post please! :rolleyes:
     
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    blank_quest Senior Member Senior Member

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    Wikipedia Says:--

    So, When we Talk about Religion, What are we actually Talking of about ?
     
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    blank_quest Senior Member Senior Member

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    Lets Start with some light jokes! :D

    The 1960s show Beyond the Fringe included a sketch satirizing philosophy. In it, Jonathan Miller and Alan Bennett play two Oxbridge philosophers discussing the role of philosophy in everyday life. It concludes like this:

    Jon: … the burden is fair and square on your shoulders to explain to me the exact relevance philosophy does have to everyday life.
    Alan: Yes, I can do this quite easily. This morning I went into a shop, and a shop assistant was having an argument with a customer. The shop assistant said ‘yes’ – ‘yes’, you see – and the customer said ‘What do you mean, “yes”?’ – and the shop assistant said, ‘I mean “yes”.’
    Jon: This is very exciting.
    Alan: Here is a splendid example in everyday life where two very ordinary people are asking each other what are in essence philosophical questions – ‘What do you mean, “yes”?’ – ‘I mean “yes”’ – and where I, as a philosopher, could help them.
    Jon: And did you?
    Alan: Well no – they were in rather a hurry…
    (Bennett et al., 1987, pp. 51–2)

    Like above example,it is like talking of about "Yes" that is ''God'' and then Arguing "Hey what do you mean by GOD?"( Equate ''Yes'' with ''God" :D )

    So,When we Talk about Religion we Talk of many 'attributes' mostly common with every Religion.
    Common grounds are
    1. the examination of religious experience ( Experiences later become --> Philosophy -->Existence of GOD [Either/or-maybe kind of Situation] and then that comes into--> Scriptures and then become -->Tradition and then it becomes--> Culture)
    2. God is Benevolent then Why do Evil exists --> Here arises the question or Problem of Evil )


    so .. Basically Religion has a common tenants! It starts with some "Experiance"----
    So, Natural Question is ------>
    What is this Experience ?
    Who is Experiencing it?
    What is the means of Experiences?
    etc ....
     
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    blank_quest Senior Member Senior Member

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    Indian Philosophy has following schools of philosophy ..

    1 {The Sankhya Philosophy..........
    The Yoga Philosophy} ...
    2 {The Nyaya Philosophy
    The Veisheishika Philosophy}
    3 {The Mimansa Philosophy}
    4 {The Vedanta Philosophy _---> has three sub schools of---> Sankar-acharya, Madhv-acharya and Ramanuj-acharya }
    5 {The Buddhist Philosophy}
    6 {The Jaina Philosophy}

    and one Atheist School of philosophy
    7 Lokyat/Charvak Philosophy...
     
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    blank_quest Senior Member Senior Member

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    Lets take on First
    Sankhya-Yoga Philosophy......
    There is little difference b/w Sankhya and Yoga philosophy .. it will be dealt with later... so

    so lets come to

    Sankhya Philosophy..

    Sankhya Philosophy is the philosophy where it is assumed that Prakrit-Purush ( material-conscious ) are the basis of this universe as the basic building blocks.
     
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    Sabir DFI TEAM Senior Member

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    Can you explain little more. It will be nice to have these things in a specific thread.
     
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    Read Bhagavad Gita.
     

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