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Concept of Karana-Karya (Cause-Effect) in Indian Philosophy

Concept of Karana-Karya (Cause-Effect) in Indian Philosophy

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Man is the animal of connected logical discourse1. Aristotle finds interesting weaving of rational and irrational aspects in humans as inseparable and based on cause and origin2. It means nothing happens without cause/s3. Number of times matters are taken as effect which are formed after certain causes3. Hence, a person or thing that gives rise to an action, phenomenon or condition is termed as cause (Karana)4 and an effect of cause is Karya5. On certain occasions, numbers of causes appear for any effect (Karya). Some of them may be right even, but whatever is present till the performance of action, is considered as real Karana. It is invariably antecedent to some product and is not otherwise constituted6. Indian philosophy has contradictory theories on Karya-karana. Shankhya Darshana sugg...