Summary : The Concept of Apavarga in Samkhya Philosophy
The aim of this Book is to bring out the Nature of the Concept of Apavarga in Samkhya philosophy. A modest attempt is made here to discuss and evaluate the concept in question with special stress on its Metaphysical validity and scope in a World of changing values.
This book consist of nine Chapters, Introduction, the Means of knowledge, the concept of Prakrti, the idea of spirit, Parinamavada, bondage, the way to Apavarga, the concept of Apavarga and evaluation. A historical Study of the system has been made to reveal the exact nature of Prakrti, the three Gunas and the concept of the self. The concept of the three Gunas Parinama and Satkaryavada are subjected to careful scrutiny and appraisal by viewing them in the Context of the modern scientific Theories of Evolution, Relativity and Quanta. A Comparative study between the concept of self in the Western Philosophy from Plato to Russel has also been made to clarify the concept of Purusa in Samkhya system. The metaphysical problems of system have been reviewed and evaluated. A critical review of the ideas of salvation in various Indian systems has also been made. Special attention is given to a comparative study between the concept of Moksa in Advaita Vedanta and that in Samkhya Philosophy.
Dr. K.P. Kesavan Nampoothiri studied Sanskrit literature and phliosophy from his father late Shri Parameswaran Nampoothiri who was a great scholar and astrologer. He took M.A. degree in Sanskrit from the University of Kerala and joined as Lecturer in N. S. S. College, Pandalam. He received Ph D. degree from the Universiy of Kerala under the guidance of late Dr. A.G. Krishna Warner.
He was promoted as Professor and Head of the Department of Sanskrit in N.S.S. College, Pandalam. He is a member of Board of Studies in Sanskrit, University of Kerala.
Philosopher and eloquent speaker, social worker and poet, Dr. Kesavan Nampoothiri has published many poems in journals. Versed in Vedic literature he has persued his interest in synthesising Western and Eastern philosophy. He has rendered Srimad Bhagavatam into Manipraval Kavya.
Chap. I : Introduction
Chap. II : The Means of Knowledge in Samkhya
Chap. III : The Concept of Avyakta, and of Three Gaunas
Chap. IV : The Idea of Spirit in Samkhya
Chap. V : Parinamavada in Samkhya
Chap. VI : Bondage
Chap. VII : The Way to Apavarga or Sadhana
Chap. VIII : Apavarga or Deliverance
Chap. IX : Evaluation