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Dibrugarh University Arts Question Papers:PHILOSOPHY (Indian Philosophy - II)' (November)-2012

Course: 301
(Indian Philosophy - II)
Full Marks: 80
Pass Marks: 32
Time: 3 hours
The figures in the margin indicate full marks for the questions

1. Find out the correct answer: 1x8=8
  1. Samkhya philosophy holds that Prakrit is the equilibrium of two/three/five gunas.
  2. According to Yoga philosophy, the modifications of ‘Chitta’ are of two/three/five.
  3. Ramanuja put forwarded three/five/seven charges against Samkara’s Mayavada.
  4. According to Samkara, the world is sat/asat/mithya.
  5. There are three/five/six kinds of Vedanta in Vedic literature.
  6. According to Veda, every individual takes birth in this world with two/three/five Rnas.
  7. In Buddhism, there are Five/Eight/Twelve Fold Path for the cessation of sufferings.
  8. The founder of Yoga philosophy is Gautama/Kanada/Patanjali.
2. Write short notes on: 4x4=16
  1. Samkhya philosophy’s plurality of the Purusas.
  2. “Maya” in Advaita Vedanta.
  3. The relation between Jiva and Brahman from the standpoint of Ramanuja.
  4. Eight-fold Path in Buddha Philosophy.
3. What is Prakrit? How does Samkhya philosophy prove the existence of Prakrit? 3+8=11
What is meant by ‘Chitta’ in Yoga philosophy? In this context, discuss briefly ‘Chittavrtti’ and ‘Chittavrttinirodha’.
4. Explain Sankaracharyya’s view of Brahman. 11
Discuss the ‘seven-fold objections’ of Ramanuja against Sankara’s doctrine of Maya. 11
5. Give a brief description of the concept of ‘Dharma’ as discussed in the Vedas and Upanishads.
Give a brief explanation of the concept of ‘Varnasrama’ and Caturasrama’ as depicted in the Vedic ethics.

6. Discuss in brief the Four Noble Truth of Buddha philosophy. 11
Explain brief the concept of ‘Anuvrata’ and ‘Mahavrata’ of Jaina philosophy. 11
7. Discuss in brief the doctrine of ‘Niskama Karma’ of the Bhagavad Gita. 11
Analyze Gandhiji’s doctrine of Non-violence.


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