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Meaning of Vaisheshika

Vai•she•shi•ka

Pronunciation: (vī"she-shē'ku, vī-shā'shi-ku), [key]
— n. Indian Philos.
  1. a school of thought asserting the existence of a universe formed by a god out of atoms of earth, air, fire, and water, as well as out of space, time, ether, mind, and soul, all conceived as substances coexisting eternally with the god.
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