Recap and Requests
Hello! I want to warmly welcome all the new subscribers while being thankful to the existing ones for supporting this newsletter. Your presence gives me the motivation to continue on this path. Before heading into our next issue, I would like to provide a quick recap for our new subscribers and know about any topic requests from our active readers.
I’ve published twenty issues on Indian Philosophy so far, covering different topics across Nyāya, Vedānta, Buddhism, Jainism, Cārvaka, Yoga, and Sāṃkhya. If these names sound unfamiliar, you can go through an overview of different schools of Indian Philosophy.
After getting an overview, it’s worth familiarising yourself with the philosophical system of Sūtra and Bhāshya in India while also going through a visualisation of the most prominent philosophers from the Indian subcontinent.
Post the introductory articles, deep-dive into the philosophies of different schools that cover multiple aspects of metaphysics, epistemology, and logic:
Learn how Buddha used similes to explain moral and ethical ideas to the common public and how later Buddhist philosophers proposed astounding philosophies of causality and language with their intellectual prowess.
Jain philosophy gives an important lesson about understanding things from multiple perspectives.
The Cārvakas tell you to be pragmatic and focus on the present rather than worrying about the afterlife or anything beyond the senses.
Indian Philosophy is vast. While I’ve briefly covered the core ideas from different schools, a lot remains for a philosophical tradition with a rich history of more than 2500 years.
I would like to know your requests in the comments for any topic that you want me to cover in this newsletter. It can be a deep dive into an existing article or something that has not been covered yet. If you want to drop a detailed note, feel free to reach out at aditgupta (@) gmail.
Looking forward to hearing from you! 🙂