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Concept of Categories in Vaiśeṣika

  • ShashiPrabha Kumar
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Abstract

A basic framework of Vaiśeṣika categories (padārthas) is being put forth in this chapter. The Vaiśeṣika system propounds a distinct approach for explaining the entities of universe and projects six positive categories (bhāva padārthas); the seventh one, a negative category (abhāva), was added later on. A meticulously detailed delineation of all the seven categories is available in Vaiśeṣika source texts, which is the main focus of this chapter.

Keywords

Padārtha Dravya Guṇa Karma Sāmānya Viśeṣa Samavāya Abhāva Tattva Prameya/jñeya Sat Bhāva Astitva Abhidheyatva Jñeyatva Sādharmya Vaidharmya Sādṛśya 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • ShashiPrabha Kumar
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  1. 1.Shri Shankaracharya Sanskrit MahavidyalayaBharatiya Vidya BhavanNew DelhiIndia

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