Philosophy of Charaka-samhita

by Asokan. G | 2008 | 88,742 words

Ayurveda, represented by Charaka and Sushruta, stands first among the sciences of Indian intellectual tradition. The Charaka-samhita, ascribed to the great celebrity Charaka, has got three strata. (1) The first stratum is the original work composed by Agnivesha, the foremost of the six disciples of Punarvasu Atreya. He accomplished the work by coll...

Dialectical terms (18-19): Question (anuyoga) and counter question (pratyanuyoga)

A question (anuyoga) is a query advanced by a learned person to another in a debate on the basis of the thesis that he puts forward.

Example: When one scholar makes the assertion “puruṣa is eternal” the another scholar asks “What is the reason?”.[1] If a question like “why do you ask such a question?” ensues as a response from the first person, then it is called a counter question.[2]

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Ibid., 52.


Ibid., 53.

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