The Sarva-Darsana-Samgraha

The Sarva-Darsana-Samgraha
Review of the Different Systems of Hindu Philosophy

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The Sarva-Darsana-Samgraha by Madhava Acharya

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1882

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Review of the Different Systems of Hindu Philosophy

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's eyesight; and the only Liberation is the dissolution of the body. By holding the doctrine that the soul is identical with the body, such phrases as "I am thin," "I am black," &c., are at once intelligible, as the attributes of thinness, &c., and self-consciousness will reside in the same subject [the body]; like and the use of the phrase "my body" is metaphorical "the head of Ráhu" [Ráhu being really all head].

All this has been thus summed up--

In this school there are four elements, earth, water, fire, and air; And from these four elements alone is intelligence produced,-- Just like the intoxicating power from kinwa, &c., mixed together; Since in "I am fat," "I am lean," these attributes[11] abide in the same subject, And since fatness, &c., reside only in the body,[12] it alone is the soul and no other, And such phrases as "my body" are only significant metaphorically.

"Be it so," says the opponent; "your wish would be gained if inference, &amp