Philosophy 304

Indian & Oriental Religions

Stadelmann


Personages in Indian religion:


CHAITANYA (1485-1527)

Vaishnavite reformer; prescher of salvation through bhakti alone.

DAYANANDA, SWAMI, (1824-1883)

Founder of the Arya Samaj.

GANDHI, MOHANDAS KARAMCHAND, (1869-1947)

The most famous figure in the social and political life of modern India. Founder of the Congress Party. Teacher. Martyr. Commonly styled "Mahatma."

GAUTAMA SIDDHARTHA SAKYAMUNI (567-480 bc)

Founder of Buddhism.

GHOSE, SRI AUROBINDO, (1872-1950)

Mystic, author of The Divine Life.

JAIMINI

Founder of Mimamsa.

KAPILA (6th century bc)

Founder of Sankhya.

MADHVA (13th century)

Founder of dvaita.

NIMBARKA (12th century)

Nimavar (Vaishnavite) sect.

PATANJALI

Author of the Yoga sutras.

PRAJAPATI

Primordial man, later identified with Brahma.

RADHAKRISHNAN, SRI SARVEPALLI

Contemporary philosopher, Former Vice-President of India.

RAMAKRISHNA, SRI. (1836-1886)

Bengali religious mystic; now worshipped by his followers as an avatar.

RAMANUJA (11th century)

Philosopher. Founder of Visistadvaita.

ROY, RAM MOHUN, (1772-1833)

Founder of the Brahmo Samaj.

SANKARA (8th century)

Philosopher. Founder of Advaita.

TAGORE, RABINDRANATH, (1861-1941)

Bengali poet, novelist, mystic; leading literary figure of modern India.

VALLABHA (1479-?)

Vaishnavite reformer and teacher; reputed avatar of Drishna.

VARDHAMANA (MAHAVIRA), (599-527 bc)

Founder of Jainism

VIVEKANANDA, SWAMI, (1863-1902)

Favorite disciple of Sri Ramakrishna; founder of the Ramakrishna Mission.

VYASA

Reputed author of the Mahabharata.