Philosophy is an overall vision or attitude towards life and the purpose of life. It is a resolute attempt to understand and appreciate the universe as a whole, and enquire into the nature of truth and reality. This book offers an insight into Hindu philosophy, with special focus on its principles of life and beyond.
Tracing the origin of life on earth, it presents the Indian religious view of the universe and time. Further advancing proofs for the existence of God, it deals with the six prominent schools of Indian philosophy - Sankhya, Yoga, Vaiseshik, Nyaya, Mimansa and Vedanta. Making a comparative study of the Western and Indian views of pluralism vis-a-vis monism, it also presents an elaborate discussion on Charvak philosophy, transmigration of soul and rebirth, the hierarchy of self-realization, and salvation or Moksha.
About the Author:
Dr. Satya Prakash Tiwari, a PhD in Genetics from Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, is a well-known agricultural scientist. Dr. Tiwari has served in various managerial capacities, including project coordinator, Directorate of Oilseeds Research, Hyderabad; Director, National Research Centre for Soybean, Indore; Director, National Academy of Agricultural Research Management, Hyderabad; and Deputy Director General (Education), ICAR HQ, New Delhi. Dr. Tiwari has traveled widely. He ardently and arduously represented and at times negotiated for the country in international forums. Dr. Tiwari had an early exposure to religious and philosophical studies. The present book is one of the results on his continuing pursuit of knowledge and wisdom as related to nature and philosophy.