Yoga, Gandhi's Beliefs, Vedanta, Sankara Comparison Essay by The Research Group

Yoga, Gandhi's Beliefs, Vedanta, Sankara
Compares Eastern philosophies on reality, nature of universe, human nature and human motivation.
# 20804 | 2,925 words | 9 sources | 1994 | US
Published on Mar 03, 2003 in Philosophy (Eastern) , Religion and Theology (Eastern)

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" The purpose of this research is to examine three assumptions about the nature of the universe, of man, and of human motivation, with reference to Yoga, Gandhi's beliefs, Vedanta, and sankara. The plan of the research will be to examine each philosophy relative to the assumptions that only the present moment exists; that man starts life fresh, except for limitations set on him by his genetic inheritance, cultural environment, and accidental happenings, all modified by his reactions to them; and that the primary motivations affecting people are desires for power and for sexual pleasure, along with the avoidance of pain.

To discuss assumptions about the nature of man and the universe with reference to Indian philosophies is to understand that they overlap and converge in various ways. The reason for this is that each philosophy can be found in various aspects of.."

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