This Dark Age

A manual for life in the modern world.

By Daniel Schwindt

NOTICE:
This Dark Age is now available in paperback on Amazon. The print version is MUCH cleaner than this online version, which is largely unedited and has fallen by the wayside as the project has grown. If you’ve appreciated my writing, please consider leaving a review on the relevant paperback volumes. The print edition also includes new sections (Military History, War Psychology, Dogmatic Theology).

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Universal Substance, or Prakriti

Like Vaisheshika, we are here dealing with Universal Manifestation or nature, but this time from the point of view of principles. In a way, then, we can see Sankhya as the intermediate between Vaisheshika cosmology and metaphysics itself. The exposition of this point of view is attributed to Kapila, which as always in these cases should be taken symbolically, as representing an intellectual aggregate, the work of a collective, and not a single personality. The title of the darshana means ‘enumeration’ or ‘catalog,’ which is appropriate since its teachings are summarized in the twenty-four tattvas, which are the principles and elements, and these correspond to the various degrees of being in a hierarchical order.

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