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M. Hiriyanna in his book “The Mission of Philosophy” raises a relevant question about man’s desire for perfection –

 

Is this ideal of perfection completely achievable? It seems that it is,

since the desire for it is not only universal but also irrepressible.

 

 

In the words of M. Hiriyanna, what constitutes an art experience is this –

 

To begin with, Art Experience is transient. It does not endure long but

passes away sooner or later, for it depends for its continuation upon the

presence of the external stimulus which has evoked it. The ideal state,

on the other hand, if it should answer to that description at all, when

attained, necessarily become a permanent feature of Life”.

 

In one single sentence, M. Hiriyanna describes the essence of Advaita –

 

“Its most distinguishing feature on the theoretical side is its conception

of Nirgunabrahman as the ultimate reality with the implied belief in the

Maya doctrine, the identity of the Jeeva and the Brahman and the

conception of Moksha as the merging of the former in the latter; on the

practical side it is the advocacy of Karma – Samnyasa or complete

renunciation with its implication that Jnana and Jnana alone is

the means of release.”

 

In his book “Indian Conception of Values” – Prof M. Hiriyanna writes -

 

“If we grant that the object of Philosophy is to help us out of this

radical unrest of Life, We shall understand the significance of

subordinating Dharma to Moksha. All our activities, indeed, seem

to be directed towards this object.”

 

During his lifetime, M. Hiriyanna came to embody the very essence of Indian Philosophy and he was a living example of the best of Indian Values. He achieved both excellence and perfection in his Life. He also faced courageously and boldly the vicissitudes of Life and the ups and downs of it, which did not deter his spirit from enjoying what may be described as an “elan’ vital” (in the words of Henri Bergson).

 

Samskrutasevadhurina M. Hiriyanna

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1871

Mysore,

Karnataka,

India

 

 

University of Madras

 

 

Sanskrit Language & Literature, Philosophy, Aesthetics.

 

Oriental Research Institute, Mysore

 

Maharaja College, Mysore

 

 

Samskrutasevadhurina

 

Outlines of Indian Philosophy

 

Essentials of Indian Philosophy

 

Ishtasiddhi – Vimukthathman

 

Vedantasara – Sadananda

 

Indian Philosophy of Values

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M. Hiriyanna's Portrait

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Prof M. Hiriyanna M. Hiriyanna's Portrait Painting by Shuddhodhana

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