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Hare Rama Hare Rama
Rama Rama Hare Hare
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna
Krishna Krishna Hare Hare

--Santarana Upanisad

The German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer read the Latin translation and praised the Upanishads in his main work, The World as Will and Representation (1819), as well as in his Parerga and Paralipomena (1851). He found his own philosophy was in accord with the Upanishads, which taught that the individual is a manifestation of the one basis of reality. For Schopenhauer, that fundamentally real underlying unity is what we know in ourselves as "will". Schopenhauer used to keep a copy of the Latin Oupnekhet by his side and commented, "It has been the solace of my life, it will be the solace of my death."

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A religion, philosophy and culture native to India, characterised by the belief in reincarnation and a supreme oneness personified in many forms and natures.

Hindu philosophy

Hindu philosophy is divided into six nastika ("orthodox") schools of thought, or darshanas (literally, "views"), which accept the Vedas as supreme revealed scriptures. The other three nastika ("heterodox") schools, which do not accept the Vedas as supreme do not form part of Hindu philosophy.

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