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By Satya Prakash Tiwari

Philosophy is an total imaginative and prescient or perspective in the direction of lifestyles and the aim of lifestyles. it's a resolute try and comprehend and get pleasure from the universe as an entire, and enquire into the character of fact and truth. This booklet bargains an perception into Hindu Philosophy, with specified specialise in its rules of lifestyles and past. Tracing the beginning of existence in the world, it provides the Indian non secular view of the universe and tie. additional advancing proofs for the life of God, it bargains with the six admired faculties of Indian Philosophy - Sankhya, Yoga, Vaiseshik, Anaya, Mimansa and Vedanta. creating a comparative research of the Western and Indian perspectives of pluralism vis- -vis monism, it additionally offers an problematic dialogue on ethics, transmigration of soul and rebirth, the hierarchy of self-realization, and salvation or Moksha.

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50 The NirgwJa Brahm of Advaita, well within the religion, is probably close to the Absolute Metaphysics, which could explain the above dilemma. Even for the hard-liners, it can be stated that if God cannot be proved, it cannot be disproved either. Dermont Lane says, "Even though we do not see the sun directly, we nonetheless participate in the light of the sun. Similarly, God is present in our deepest . experience of existence. " So the reality of God is safe in the ivory tower of faith, against all attacks of atheism, agnosticism, deism and anthropomorphism.

If there be God without sensation and feeling, then He is of no concern to human beings. But if He has, then He will be as changeable as feelings are. Then probably He fails to be eternal. Existence of God I 37 Further, if God is corporeal46 then like all other corporeal things, He will be perishable. On the other hand, if God is incorporeal, then He will be without feeling and will. Thus, following this argument, probably there can be no God at all47 for human beings. If, however, God is incorporeal and is endowed with moral values, then He will become finite by being limited by moral limits.

Biodiversity has been one of the major concerns. The Indian religion believes that all plants and animals possess the soul and have the same status in this regard as man. There is an interdependence. The doctorine of Dependent Origination or Pratitya-samutpada of Buddhism also favours 'deep 28 I Hindu Philosophy - Life and Beyond ecology' that is ecocentric39 rather than 'shallow ecology' that is anthropocentric or human-centred. 'Deep ecology' does not separate humanity from nature. Nature is like a web of life40 with all strands interconnected.

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