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By Erich Frauwallner

ISBN-10: 8120809882

ISBN-13: 9788120809888

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ISBN-13: 9788120809895

The 1st quantity is dedicated to the oldest interval of Indian Philosophy from the start to the tip of the 1st millennium after Christ. It embraces the philosophy of the Veda and the epic, the Buddha and the Jina, the Sankhya and the classical Yoga approach. quantity II units forth the presentation of the nature_philosophical schools_the Vaisesika and Jaina structures and the platforms of Lokayatas, Kautilya and different materialists.

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Thus, there appear, for example, in the group of desire, besides craving, also compassion, passionlessness, intrigue and dissimulation. But the appropriateness of arrangement in itself cannot be denied. This arrangement and distribution of psychical occurrences in the Vaise�ika implies a valuable advance in the sphere o f Psychology and represents, especially i n comparison with other systems, a performance which must be recognised. It is parti­ cularly gratifying that the Vai::e�ika did not, as is unfortunately the case in India, restrict itself to external or mechanical dis tri­ bution in columns and classifications but attempted to compre• hend more precisely the course of psychical processes which led to new kinds of knowledge and remarkable theories .

73 The great rapidity of its movement explains the quick alternation of the knowledge-processes. As a name for this organ which stands between the soul and the sense-organs, the name of the thinking organ (manaf:z ) was chosen, which in other schools, especially in the Sarpkhya, has its place as a central organ directly over the sense-organs. On this occasion, we shall also mention a second doctrine which presumably belongs to a later period but which best finds i ts place here . During the precise consideration of psychical processes the question of recollection or remembrance naturally arose.

These form together into coagulated matter in the womb of the mother. Besides, the nourishing juice which streams forth out of the body of the mother gathers itself. When i t is gathered or assembled enough, there ensues the formation of the embryo under the influence of the fire in the body of the mother. lsapesi), a small ball or globule ( kalalam) '5, gradually into a body with all its limbs. Nourished by the juice of nourishment which flows to it through the navel-string, it grows further on and is finally ripe lor birth.

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