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Vaisheshika
Description
Vaisheshika, the system expounded by Kanada, analyses the special qualities (vishesha) which distinguish an object from other objects.   The Vaisheshika Sutras enliven the “specifying” quality of intelligence. Vaisheshika is the quality which enables awareness to grasp facts and specific values within the whole range of possibilities. This "specifying" quality of Vaisheshika has been correlated by Dr. Tony Nader with the structure and function of the cerebellum in the human nervous system.   Vaisheshik is one of the structuring dynamics of Rk Veda. It highlights the SPECIFYING quality involved in structuring Rk Veda. With reference to consciousness, Vaisheshik comprises the specific sets of laws of Nature that are engaged in promoting the quality of Devata — the process of observation, the dynamism of observing in the witnessing quality of Rishi — within the Samhita level of consciousness, providing a structure to the eternally silent, self-referral, self-sufficient, fully awake state of consciousness, which is intimately personal to everyone.
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http://is1.mum.edu/vedicreserve/vaisheshik.htm
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Vaisheshik
Broader Term
Darshanas
Six Systems of Indian Philosophy
Upangas
Veda
Vedic Literature
Related Term
Devata
Book(s)
http://www.mumpress.com/vedic-literature-sanskrit/d10.html  
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