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Atomic Theory of Vaiśeṣika

  • ShashiPrabha Kumar
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Abstract

The present chapter intends to expound and examine the atomic theory of Vaiśeṣika, which forms one of the earliest and the strongest foundations of scientific thought in ancient India. The Vaiśeṣika system represents a pluralistic point of view as it believes in the diversity of the visible world containing the matter, attributes and motion and provides an original approach for explaining the physical world. According to Vaiśeṣika, the atoms of four kinds are the ultimate constituents of all produced and perishable entities while these atoms are themselves partless and eternal.

Keywords

Aṇu Paramāṇu Dvyaṇuka Tryaṇuka/trasareṇu Caturaṇuka Parimaṇḍala Pārimāṇḍalya Pākaja Apākaja Pīlu Piṭhara Ārambhaka Anārambhaka Samavāyikāraṇa Asamvāyikāraṇa Nimittakāraṇa 

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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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