ABSTRACT

TheclassificatorytypeofintelligibilityofearlyBrahmanismwasgraduallyreplacedbyanevolutionaryconception connectingthevariouscosmicorintellectualprinciplesby onesamedynamism.Thewholetheoryofnatureinthe Sarpkhyasystemwastobestampedwiththisevolutionism. Nothingcouldbemorecontrarytothestatichierarchies oftheBrahma1,1asandthematerialism,oftenatomistic,of earlyphysics.And,justasintheWestthehypothesisof evolutionoweditssuccesstotheimportanceattachedto theideaoflife,soinIndiathesameinterestproduceda seriesofpantheisms,alwaysrenewed,andthatamongmany morenon-pantheisticelementsthanhaveusuallybeen supposed,sinceDeussen'stime,tohaveexistedinIndia.