Six Streams of Hindu Philosophy

Celebrating diversity in the quest for supreme knowledge

Darshana is the art of seeing. To see is ordinary. Everyone sees, but when a rishi sees, it makes a difference. He reflects on what is seen, questions it, examines it and is also compassionate to observe it from different perspectives. He has the power to challenge faith with reasoning and to establish the need for faith in reason. In this way, by seeing, a rishi knocks at the doors of truth. Indeed, the shaddarshanas are miracles of remarkable sight.