Vaiśeṣika darshana was founded by Kaṇāda Kashyapa around the 2nd century BC
The epistemology of Vaiśeṣika school of Hinduism, like Buddhism, accepted only two reliable means to knowledge: perception
The Vaiśeṣika system became similar in its philosophical procedures, ethical conclusions and soteriology to the Nyāya
school of Hinduism, but retained its difference in epistemology and metaphysics.
Although the Vaisheshika system developed independently from the Nyaya school of Hinduism, the two became similar and are
often studied together. In its classical form, however, the Vaishesika school differed from the Nyaya in one crucial
respect: where Nyaya accepted four sources of valid knowledge, the Vaishesika accepted only two