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The Six Schools of Philosophy

The spirit of restlessness and the intellectual curiosity led our ancestors into deep regions of mind to understand the nature of the soul, of universal soul and of the beyond.

The subject remains, elusive and yet attractive to human mind. This probing gave rise to the well known six schools of philosophy: the Nyaya, the Vaisshesika, the Sankhya, the yoga, the Mimansa and the Vedanta.

These schools of thought were evolved before the rise of Buddhism. The Brahmanical, Jain and the Buddhist thinkers from time to time interpreted them in the light of their beliefs and experience.

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