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Indian Philosophy: 4rth study ” Sankhya, Yoga, Nyaya, Vaisheshika”

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वत्सविवृद्धिनिमित्तं क्षीरस्य यथा प्रवृत्तिरज्ञस्य।
पुरुषविमोक्षनिमित्तं तथा प्रवृत्तिः प्रधानस्य॥
As the unintelligent milk functions for the sake of nourishment of the calf,
so the nature (pradhāna) functions for the sake of liberation (mokṣa) of the spirit (puruṣa).

— sāṁkhyakārikā, 57

A journey into the wonderful thought and orthodox ascetic traditions of classical India. In the fourth course of Indian Philosophy, the basic principles of four orthodox schools will be analyzed – Sankhya, Yoga, Nyaya (Rationalism) and Vaisheshika (Realism). Students who have not attended the previous courses can also enroll. 

The lessons are held online, under the guidance of the Indologist Dimitrios Vassiliadis, in two sections according to the following program:

Morning class: Every Wednesday from 12.00 to 2.00 pm. Starting on January 12, 2022

Evening class:  Every Wednesday from 20.00 to 22.00 pm. Starting on January 12, 2022

Kapila and Patanjali – Main exponents of Samkhya and Yoga

Each course usually lasts four months in which the basic principles of the philosophical schools are presented with a critical approach and excerpts of their representative texts in Greek translation are studied.

Read more about the courses on Indian Philosophy at our webpage HERE