If you like understanding how things work, or where things come from or the reason behind the way things are; you and I have a lot in common.
- Does it believe the Vedas (Ancient religious Indian texts) as a source of knowledge?
- Does it believe in Brahman (Highest power or God) and Atman (the individual soul)?
- Does it believe in the Devas (Deities) and the afterlife?
FIVE MAJOR HETERODOX SCHOOLS OF INDIAN PHILOSOPHY
- Suffering is inevitable
- The cause of it is attachment
- To get rid of suffering you have to eliminate attachment and
- To do so you must follow the noble eightfold path to reach Nirvana.
In this philosophy school the thought is that there is no free will, everything is predetermine. They do not believe in karma or the after-life or God as the creator. This school believes in the theory of elements and atoms.
SIX MAJOR ORTHODOX SCHOOLS OF INDIAN PHILOSOPHY
THE ORTHODOX SCHOOLS
2. Asmita: to identify with a false sense of self (the ego)
3. Raga: attachment
4. Dvesha: aversion