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Udayana
Religion "Hinduism

Udayana, also known as Udayanācārya (Udyanacharya, or Master Udayana), was a very important "Hindu logician of the tenth century who attempted to reconcile the views held by the two major schools of "logic ("Nyaya and "Vaisheshika). This became the root of the "Navya-Nyāya school of the thirteenth century, established by the "Gangesha Upadhyaya ("New "Nyāya") school of "right" reasoning, which is still recognized and followed in some regions of India. He lived in "Kariyan village in "Mithila, near present-day "Darbhanga, "Bihar state, "India.

Udayana wrote a sub-gloss on Vachaspati's work called the Nyaya-vaartika-taatparya-tiikaa-parishuddhi. He wrote several other works such as the Kusumanjali, Atma-tattva-viveka, Kiranaavali and Nyaya-parishishhta (also called Bodha siddhi or Bodha shuddhi).

He is given credit by Naiyâyikas for having demolished in a final fashion the claims of the Buddhist logicians. All his works, or at least all of which we know, have been preserved, which attest to the respect in which he was held from the beginning.

Nyayakusumanjali and the existence of God[edit]

Udayana's "Nyayakusumanjali gave the following nine arguments to prove the existence of creative God:[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Sharma, C. (1997). A Critical Survey of Indian Philosophy, Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, "ISBN "81-208-0365-5, pp.209-10

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