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Darśana
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In Hinduism, darśana (Sanskrit, neut., literally “vision, sight”) designates: (a) the mutual beholding of believer and divinity in worship (Pūjā), and (b) a philosophical system, especially the six “orthodox” schools of Vaiśeṣika, Nyāya, Sāṃkhya, Yoga, Mīmāṃsā and Vedānta. In Buddhism, the term denotes either a rational insight or the meditative vision of a celestial Buddha or Bodhisattva.

Bibliography

E. Frauwallner, Geschichte der indischen Philosophie, vol. I, 1953; vol. II, 1956; ET: History of Indian Philosophy, 1973

D. Eck, Darśan: Seeing …

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Michaels, Axel, “Darśana”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 29 September 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_03411>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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