Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Sign In  |  Sign up
Your Cart (0)
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Books > Philosophy > Language > The Sankhya Aphorisms of Kapila (with extracts from Vijnanabhiksu's commentary)
Displaying 328 of 2834         Previous  |  NextSubscribe to our newsletter and discounts
The Sankhya Aphorisms of Kapila (with extracts from Vijnanabhiksu's commentary)
Pages from the book
The Sankhya Aphorisms of Kapila (with extracts from Vijnanabhiksu's commentary)
Look Inside the Book
Description

 

About the Book:

 

Traditionally and historically it is affirmed that Kapila is the real founder of the philosophical school known as Sankhya, or Enumeration. The school is so termed on account of it having given rise to twenty-four categories of existence or what may be called evolutes. Prior to Kapila, Indian philosophical scene was in a state of diffusion, in that the Sankhya elements of thought were scattered in various Upanisadic texts, which meant no systematic presentation existed insofar as philosophical reflection was concerned. The task of giving a systematic shape to philosophical reflection fell upon Kapila, which he accomplished with dexterity in his aphorisms. Kapila accomplished this task by synthesizing the scattered elements of philosophical reflection as well as by giving birth to technical terms that would give appropriate expression to the problems of ontology and epistemology. In this way Kapila laid the proper foundation for the future development of Indian philosophy, which with the passage of time, found its proper expression in such diverse schools of thought as Vedanta and Tantrism.

The present translation of Aphorisms of Kapila by J.R. Ballantyne is so rendered as to make it possible for an average reader to understand the complex thought structure of Sankhya philosophy in a language that is easy and graspable. It will be of great help to those who are desirous of knowing not only the historical background of Indian thought, but also want to know as to how existential questions of life and death have been tackled.

 

About the Author:

 

James Robert Ballantyne (1813-64) was Principal of the College at Benares, 1845-61; became librarian of India Office; while in India studied the highest Sanskrit ethical and philosophical literature; published Sanskrit works and lectures on systems of Indian philosophy. He also published an English translation of Laghu Kaumudi of Varadaraja and Sahitya Darpana or Mirror of Composition of Visvanatha.




 

Contents

Preface

Book I

Book II

Book III

Book IV

Book V

Book VI

Appendix

Sample Page


The Sankhya Aphorisms of Kapila (with extracts from Vijnanabhiksu's commentary)

Item Code:
IDD847
Cover:
Hardcover
Edition:
2003
ISBN:
8121509831
Language:
English
Size:
8.8" X 5.8"
Pages:
273
Other Details:
Weight of the book 450 gms
Price:
$35.50   Shipping Free
Look Inside the Book
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
The Sankhya Aphorisms of Kapila (with extracts from Vijnanabhiksu's commentary)

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 6831 times since 12th Dec, 2017

 

About the Book:

 

Traditionally and historically it is affirmed that Kapila is the real founder of the philosophical school known as Sankhya, or Enumeration. The school is so termed on account of it having given rise to twenty-four categories of existence or what may be called evolutes. Prior to Kapila, Indian philosophical scene was in a state of diffusion, in that the Sankhya elements of thought were scattered in various Upanisadic texts, which meant no systematic presentation existed insofar as philosophical reflection was concerned. The task of giving a systematic shape to philosophical reflection fell upon Kapila, which he accomplished with dexterity in his aphorisms. Kapila accomplished this task by synthesizing the scattered elements of philosophical reflection as well as by giving birth to technical terms that would give appropriate expression to the problems of ontology and epistemology. In this way Kapila laid the proper foundation for the future development of Indian philosophy, which with the passage of time, found its proper expression in such diverse schools of thought as Vedanta and Tantrism.

The present translation of Aphorisms of Kapila by J.R. Ballantyne is so rendered as to make it possible for an average reader to understand the complex thought structure of Sankhya philosophy in a language that is easy and graspable. It will be of great help to those who are desirous of knowing not only the historical background of Indian thought, but also want to know as to how existential questions of life and death have been tackled.

 

About the Author:

 

James Robert Ballantyne (1813-64) was Principal of the College at Benares, 1845-61; became librarian of India Office; while in India studied the highest Sanskrit ethical and philosophical literature; published Sanskrit works and lectures on systems of Indian philosophy. He also published an English translation of Laghu Kaumudi of Varadaraja and Sahitya Darpana or Mirror of Composition of Visvanatha.




 

Contents

Preface

Book I

Book II

Book III

Book IV

Book V

Book VI

Appendix

Sample Page


Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy

Based on your browsing history

Loading... Please wait

Related Items

Thoughts on Sankhya, Buddhism and Vedanta
by Swami Abhedananda
Hardcover (Edition: 1989)
Ramakrishna Vedanta Math
Item Code: IDG970
$15.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Classical Samkhya: A Critical Study
Item Code: IDC108
$22.50
Add to Cart
Buy Now

Testimonials

Fast and reliable service.
Dharma Rao, Canada
You always have a great selection of books on Hindu topics. Thank you!
Gayatri, USA
Excellent e-commerce website with the most exceptional, rare and sought after authentic India items. Thank you!
Cabot, USA
Excellent service and fast shipping. An excellent supplier of Indian philosophical texts
Libero, Italy.
I am your old customer. You have got a wonderful collection of all products, books etc.... I am very happy to shop from you.
Usha, UK
I appreciate the books offered by your website, dealing with Shiva sutra theme.
Antonio, Brazil
I love Exotic India!
Jai, USA
Superzoom delivery and beautiful packaging! Thanks! Very impressed.
Susana
Great service. Keep on helping the people
Armando, Australia
I bought DVs supposed to receive 55 in the set instead got 48 and was in bad condition appears used and dusty. I contacted the seller to return the product and the gave 100% credit with apologies. I am very grateful because I had bought and will continue to buy products here and have never received defective product until now. I bought paintings saris..etc and always pleased with my purchase until now. But I want to say a public thank you to whom it may concern for giving me the credit. Thank you. Navieta.
Navieta N Bhudu
TRUSTe
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2018 © Exotic India