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Re: Six religions

From: Murali Kadambi (
Date: Thu Aug 05 1999 - 08:28:28 PDT

Mani, you wrote (regarding the six religions that have been refuted in
the paramata bhanga):

>   (4) Naiyayikas, or adherents of the nyAya
> philosophy
>   (5) The atheistic sAnkhyA philosophy of a thinker
> named Kapila
>   (6) A variant of the yoga philosophy of Patanjali
> [ Please correct me if I am wrong or if there are
> other enumerations ]

Two questions/clarifications:
1.  What exactly do you mean by "atheistic" - do you mean
"non-believers in the vEdAs" (referred to as "nAstikA"s), or
"non-believers in an Almighty"?  Because, I thought the nyAya, sAnkhya,
and yOga schools have been vEdic derivatives.  Pl. correct me if I am

2.  Also, why were the other two religions, vaisheshika and the poorva
meemAmsa, left out by our ALvars for criticism?  (I have not read the
source material so this may be a very silly question.)

-- sarvam sree krSNArpaNam
muraLi kaDAmbi

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