Early Indian Philosophy

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Sutra collection of poems/songs/etc Traditional All are true Advita and Theistic can simultaneously be "true" Modern Not ALL necessarily true There are contradictions Upanishads a collection on life, goal is to make life less sad/hopeless Yoga Allows achieving higher level, escape from this terrible world polytheism henotheism Veda (as early as 1200 BCE): Individual is identical to god Only one God (Self) non dualism (Advaita Vedanta) There is relationship between self and god, not identical Indian theism (theistic Vedanta) Multiple gods, have a distinct relationship to each other Upanishads (as early as 800 BCE): Indian theism Samkhya Advaita Gita (c. 200 BCE): Bible: Burning Bush to Moses "I am that which I am." (b) as making possible everyday self awareness; define yourself (1) Brahman, the non dual Absolute, known (2) things as distinct from Brahman (= self) are unreal ( maya ) Advaita : Pasted from < http://link.lanic.utexas.edu/asnic/phillips/pages/302/indianmetaph.html
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This note was uploaded on 03/24/2008 for the course PHL 302 taught by Professor Phillips during the Winter '07 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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