Difference between revisions of "Jalpa"

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Indian philosophical systems are generally an adopt of a twofold method in propagating their teachings. These techniques are:
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Indian philosophical systems generally adopt of a twofold method in propagating their teachings. These techniques are:
 
# Statement of their principles  
 
# Statement of their principles  
 
# Countering the arguments of the opponents
 
# Countering the arguments of the opponents
  
Among the various methods of the second method, jalpa is also the one. In this type, each of the disputants tries to demolish the arguments of the opponent and establish his own standpoint or theory or principle. He does it using the appropriate means of knowledge. In this method, the desire to win is stronger than the desire to know the truth.
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Jalpa is one of the method to follow the second technique. In this type, each of the disputants tries to demolish the arguments of the opponent and establish his own standpoint or theory or principle. He does it using the appropriate means of knowledge. In this method, the desire to win is stronger than the desire to know the truth.
  
  

Revision as of 12:20, 12 August 2016

By Swami Harshananda

Indian philosophical systems generally adopt of a twofold method in propagating their teachings. These techniques are:

  1. Statement of their principles
  2. Countering the arguments of the opponents

Jalpa is one of the method to follow the second technique. In this type, each of the disputants tries to demolish the arguments of the opponent and establish his own standpoint or theory or principle. He does it using the appropriate means of knowledge. In this method, the desire to win is stronger than the desire to know the truth.


References

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