Alain Danielou - While the Gods Play - 02 The Experimental Method (Vaisheshika)
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Alain Danielou – While the Gods Play
THE intellectual method that-corresponds to Vaisheshika Iogic (Nyaga), by which, with the aid of analogies and deductions, the observed information can be coordinated in order to arrive at definite conclusions.
Nyaya analyses forms of reasoning and means of proof.
According to .the theory expounded by Gautama [not the Buddha], the author of the main treatise on Nyaya, the elements of logical reasoning include a proposition (udaharana) the investigation of a cause (hetu), an example (udaharana),a relationship (upanaya),-and precedents (nigama).
The means of proof (pramana) envisaged by Nyaya, are:
- Pratyaksha, direct evidence
- Anumana, deductive inference
- Upamana, similarity, analogy
- Shabda, the word, the authority of predecessors
The source of the experienceShaivism
Concepts, symbols and science items
ConceptsCause effect chain
Activities and commonsteps
Learning - extraction
Learning - synthesis
Learning - synthesis, what can go wrong
Learning - understanding and recognition
Learning - verification