Nyaya Darshan – The logic & Spirituality
Nyaya or Logic Darshan, one of the six Hindu philosophies, has five Chapters with 538 verses. It was founded by Rishi Gautam or Gotama in 550 BC. He attached due weight to reasoning and relied on scientific system of 16 categories to reach on the philosophy. His philosophy dealt the riddle of Body, Atma and moksha.
He postulated in Nyaya Darshan as under:
The salient features of the Darshan are as under:
The detailed explanations of Nyaya Darshan are as under:
Methodology of Knowledge
Body, Mind & Soul
Mental actions which are bad :-(1) malice, (2) Covetousness, and scepticism. Mental actions which are good are :·-(1) compassion, (2) refraining from covetousness, and (3) devotion.
(verse – 1.1.17)
1. Sacred books of Hindus, The Nyaya Sutra of Gotama, Volume –VIII, Published by Sudhindranatha vasu, Allahabad, Printed by Apurva Krishna Bose, Indian Press, 1913. 2. Shad Darshanamm by Swami Jagdishwaranand Saraswati, publisher: Vijay kumar Govindram Hasanand, nai Sarak, Delhi-110006.