Post-graduate Diploma in Indian Philosophy and Religion

Banaras Hindu University
In Varanasi

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  • Post Graduate Diploma
  • Varanasi
  • Duration:
    1 Year
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Varanasi
Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, UP, 221005, Uttar Pradesh, India
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Course programme

Paper I: Indian Philosophy (A)
1. Upaniñads: Ātman, Brahman and Mokña.
2. Lokāyata: Materialism
3. Jaina Philosphy: Anekāntavāda (Syādvāda)
4. Buddha Philosophy: Four Noble Truths, Anātmavāda, Momentariness, Four schools of Buddhism.
5. Sāmkhya: Suffering and Liberation, Puruña-Prakåti dualism, Theory of Evolution.
6. Yoga: Meaning of Yoga, Eight-fold Yoga.

Paper II: Indian Philosophy (B)

1. Nyāya-Vaiśeñika: Categories, Pramāna and God.
2. Mīmāmsā: Conception of Dharma and Apūrva.
3. Advaita Vedanta: Brahma, Māyā and Mokña.
4. Shri Aurobindo: Absolute, Supermind and Evolution.
5. S. Radhakrishnan: Absolute, Spirit and Religious Experiences.
6. Tagore: The Concept of Infinite, Religion of Man.
7. Gandhi: Truth, Non-violence and Satyāgraha.

Paper III: Indian Religions (A)

1. Vedic Religion: The Concept of Deity, Sacrifice and Life after Death, Åta.
2. Bhagavadgītā: Īśvara and Yoga (Jñanā, Bhakti and Karma).
3. Jaina Religion: Origin and Development of Jaina Tradition, Jīva, Theory of Karma, Bondage and Liberation.
4. Buddha Religion: Origin and Development of Buddhism, Ārya Satyas, Añöāngika Mārga, Nirvāna.

Paper IV: Indian Religions (B)

1. Vaiñëava Dharma: Origin and Development, Alvārs, Rāmānuja, Madhva, Nimbārka, Vallabha and Caitanya: Their Views of God, Soul, World, Devotion and Liberation.
2. Śaiva Dharma: Origin and Development of Śaiva Tradition, Trika and Śaiva Siddhānta School, Their View of God, Soul and Liberation.
3. Śākta Dharma: Origin and Development of Śākta Tradition, Nature of Śakti and Pañca-tattva-ārādhana.
4. Sikhism: Conception of God, Social Reform.
5. Modern Indian Religious Movements:
a) The main teaching of Brahma-Samāja and Ārya-Samaja.
b) Spiritual Sādhanā of Shri Ramakrishna, Vivekananda’s conception of religion.
c) Theosophical Movements in India.


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