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CC Madhya 9.42

Text

tārkika-mīmāṁsaka, yata māyāvādi-gaṇa
sāṅkhya, pātañjala, smṛti, purāṇa, āgama

Synonyms

tārkika — logicians; mīmāṁsaka — followers of Mīmāṁsā philosophy; yata — all; māyāvādi-gaṇa — followers of Śaṅkarācārya; sāṅkhya — followers of Kapila; pātañjala — followers of mystic yoga; smṛti — supplementary Vedic literatures; purāṇaPurāṇas; āgama — the tantra-śāstras.

Translation

There are many kinds of philosophers. Some are logicians who follow Gautama or Kaṇāda. Some follow the Mīmāṁsā philosophy of Jaimini. Some follow the Māyāvāda philosophy of Śaṅkarācārya, and others follow Kapila’s Sāṅkhya philosophy or the mystic yoga system of Patañjali. Some follow the smṛti-śāstra composed of twenty religious scriptures, and others follow the Purāṇas and the tantra-śāstra. In this way there are many different types of philosophers.