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Dibrugarh University Arts Question Papers:PHILOSOPHY (Indian Philosophy - II)' (November)-2014

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 is/is not the supporter of Satkaryavada.
  2. Samkaracarya admits/does not admit the empirical reality of the world.
  3. According to Ramanuja, Brahman is Nirguna/Saguna.
  4. The Eight-fold Path of Buddha philosophy is divided into three/four Skandhas.
  5. In Bauddha philosophy, we find the description of three/four Noble Truths.
  6. Jaina philosophers hold that there are two/three kinds of Vrata.
  7. According to Ramanuja, Jiva is divided into three/four kinds.
  8. According to Samkaracarya, Isvara and Maya is different/non-different.
2. Write short notes on: 4x4=16
  1. Ramanuja’s Saguna Brahman.
  2. Samkhya’s concept of the plurality of Purusa.
  3. Anuvrata and Mahavrata.
  4. Advaita Vedanta’s concept of ‘Maya’.
3. What do you mean by ‘Prakrit’? How does Samkhya philosophy prove the existence of Prakrit? 3+8=11
What is the meaning of ‘Citta’ in Yoga philosophy? Discuss ‘Cittavrtti’ and ‘Cittavrtti’ Nirodha’. 3+8=11
4. Elucidate Samkaracarya’s conception of Brahman. How does Samkaracarya distinguish between Brahman and Isvara? 8+3=11
Why the system of Ramanuja is called ‘Visistadvaitavada’? How does Ramanuja explain the nature and mutual relation of Isvara and Jiva? Discuss. 3+8=11
5. Give a brief idea of the concept of Varnasrama and Caturasrama as depicted in the Vedas. 11
Explain in brief the Vedic concept of ‘Dharma’.
6. Discuss the Noble Truths of Buddhism. 11
Explain the ‘Eight-fold path’ of Buddha philosophy.
7. Give a thorough discussion of Gita’s Niskama Karma theory. 11
Describe thoroughly Gandhiji’s concept of Non-Violence.


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