The Knowledge Tradition of Ancient India


The Knowledge Tradition of ancient India is a very unique and well-developed system. It teaches to understand every object from macro to micro level. The objects to be known are PŽdŽrtha Vij?ñŽna-Natural Philosophy, Mano Vij?ñŽna- Psychology, Ž?tma Vij?ñŽna- Science of the knowledge or soul and Tatva Vij?ñŽna-Science of the knowledge of elements. PramŽ ??a Vij?ñŽna- Epistemology is used to examine and to know regarding all the above- mentioned objects. The knowledge of all these is required to achieve the Purushartha (four aims of life)- Dharma (righteous path), Artha (wealth), KŽ ?Ÿa (desires) and Moksha(liberty). There are specific features mentioned for a science which is to be learnt, teacher and student. The whole paper details regarding the subjects and objects of the knowledge tradition of ancient India.


Caraka Indian Knowledge Tradition

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    Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)

  • Language & Pages

    English, 55-60

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    For Code: 091599