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There are Six Systems of Vedic or Hindu Philosophy. The six different philosophical system was written by sages called Vyasa, Gautama, Kanada, Kapila, Patanjali, Jaimini and Ashtavakra. The Vedic wisdom was propagated through six schools with different philiosophical views or darshanas, often but not always associated with a sage who has writtern that sutra.

The six philosophical views are:

Nyaya - by Gautama

Vaisesika - by Kanada

Sankhya - by Kapila

Yoga - by Patanjali

Purva Mimamsa (Karma-mimamsa) - by Jaimini

Vedanta - based on the Upanishads and Brahma Sutras (Badarayana)

Topics in Hinduism
Shruti (Primary Scriptures):

Vedas | Upanishads | Bhagavad Gita | Itihasa (Ramayana & Mahabharata) | Agamas

Smriti (Other texts):

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Avatar | Brahman | Dharma | Karma | Moksha | Maya | Ishta-Deva | Murti | Reincarnation | Samsara | Trimurti | Turiya

Schools & Systems:

Schools of Hinduism (Overview) | Early Hinduism | Samkhya | Nyaya | Vaisheshika | Yoga | Mimamsa | Vedanta | Tantra | Bhakti

Traditional Practices:

Jyotish | Ayurveda


Aarti | Bhajans | Darshan | Mantras | Puja | Satsang | Stotras | Yagnya

Gurus and Saints:

Shankara | Ramanuja |Madhvacharya | Ramakrishna | Vivekananda | Aurobindo | Ramana Maharshi | Sivananda | Chinmayananda | Sivaya Subramuniyaswami


Vaishnavism | Saivism | Shaktism | Madhva | Smartism | Agama Hindu Dharma | Contemporary Hindu movements | Survey of Hindu organisations

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Yoga: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com (450 words)
...Yoga Yoga Yoga is one of the six darshanas (or schools) of ancient vedic...vedic philosophy.Yoga concerns itself with the union of the individual self with the infinite...
Yoga is one of the six darshanas (or schools) of ancient vedic philosophy.
There are many paths within yoga but because of the popularily of physical yoga in the West, the term is often used to mean only the physical practices, which are more correctly referred to as asana or yogasana.
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