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Āstika-[[darśana]] literally means ‘philosophical systems believing in the authority of the [[Vedas]]’.
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[[Āstika]]-[[darśana]] literally means ‘philosophical systems believing in the authority of the [[Vedas]]’.
  
 
The philosophical systems known as ‘[[darśanas]]’ are generally divided into two groups :
 
The philosophical systems known as ‘[[darśanas]]’ are generally divided into two groups :
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# The [[Āstika|āstika]]
# The nāstika
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# The [[nāstika]]
  
The word ‘āstika’ is usually interpreted as ‘believing in the authority of the God and [[Vedas]],’ which accept the existence of God, the soul, heaven and other worlds, the doctrines of [[karma]] and rebirth and so on. Hence the well-known six systems of philosophy, the ‘ṣ[[a]]ḍ-darśanas’, are grouped under the term ‘āstika’.  
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The word ‘āstika’ is usually interpreted as ‘believing in the authority of the God and [[Vedas]],’ which accept the existence of God, the soul, heaven and other worlds, the doctrines of [[karma]] and rebirth and so on. Hence the well-known six systems of philosophy, the ‘ṣ[[a]]ḍ-[[darśanas]]’, are grouped under the term ‘āstika’.  
  
 
==References==
 
==References==

Latest revision as of 13:55, 19 December 2016

By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Astika-darsana, Astika-darZana, AAstika-darshana


Āstika-darśana literally means ‘philosophical systems believing in the authority of the Vedas’.

The philosophical systems known as ‘darśanas’ are generally divided into two groups :

  1. The āstika
  2. The nāstika

The word ‘āstika’ is usually interpreted as ‘believing in the authority of the God and Vedas,’ which accept the existence of God, the soul, heaven and other worlds, the doctrines of karma and rebirth and so on. Hence the well-known six systems of philosophy, the ‘ṣaḍ-darśanas’, are grouped under the term ‘āstika’.

References

  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore