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Vaiśeṣika Theory of Creation

  • ShashiPrabha Kumar
Chapter

Abstract

In Vaiśeṣika world view, the first category substance is held to be the self-subsistent, while attributes and motions are dependent on it. Out of the nine substances enumerated in the system, the first four are said to be of two types: eternal in their atomic form and non-eternal in their non-atomic form. Therefore, these four types of atoms are active participants in the process of creation and destruction with their attributes and motions. The present chapter dwells upon the details of this process.

Keywords

Maheśvarecchā Sajātīya Paramāṇu Dvyaṇuka Tryaṇuka/trasareṇu Caturaṇuka Mahābhūtas Sāvayava-dravyas Sṛṣṭi Saṁhāra Ārambhavāda/asatkāryavāda Jīvas Dharmas Adharmas Saṁskāras Adṛṣṭa Brahmā Hiraṇyagarbha Karma Punarjanma Bhoga Sattā/parasāmānya Svarūpavattva Sattva/sattāsambandha Svātmasattva Abhāva 

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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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