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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.


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