Jainism and Hinduism (actually Vaishnavism)
Anand V. Hudli
anandhudli at HOTMAIL.COM
Thu Jul 15 15:51:08 CDT 1999
On Wed, 14 Jul 1999 21:53:40 -0400, Jaldhar H. Vyas
<jaldhar at BRAINCELLS.COM> wrote:
>Well anyone who goes that far, has to contend with the undeniable fact
>that all Vedic philosophies posit a Supreme Being whether personal or
>impersonal. Whereas in Jainism, all those free Jivas out there are
>floating around completely independently. That seems to be a pretty huge
>difference to me.
Be that as it may, any philosophy based on the Vedas must necessarily
accept the Vedas in their entirety. Any selective or conditional
acceptance or acceptance with "modifications" (mutatis mutandis!)
makes the philosophy avaidika.
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