from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Hinduism A system of Hindu philosophy based on a dualism involving the ultimate principles of soul and potential matter.
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- proper n. Alternative spelling of Samkhya.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A Hindu system of philosophy which refers all things to soul and a rootless germ called prakriti, consisting of three elements, goodness, passion, and darkness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of the six leading systems of Hindu philosophy.
Another great school of Hindu philosophy is the philosophy of Kapila, generally known as the Sankhya system.
There are diverse kinds of cults, O royal sage, that go by diverse names such as Sankhya, Yoga, the Pancha-ratra, Vedas, and Pasupati.
Having given direction to it, Prof. Rao is now sculpting a form to his new conception, a first-of-its-kind museum on statistics to be named 'Sankhya'.
According to Sankhya philosophy, it's because our consciousness identifies with our mind and our senses.
The same principle - Agni, Vayu and Indra of the Veda, or Sattwa, Raja, Tama of the Sankhya - operate everywhere and always, be it yoga or education, art or literature, history or politics.
Sankhya, enumeration and analysis, is science and epistemology; while, Yoga, synthesis, is philosophy and ontology.
This was known to the Hindus even before the Buddha, for Kapila, the author of Sankhya, says: “The effect is in the essence, pre-existent to the apparent cause.”
In the enunciation of qualities i.e., in the Sankhya system.
Some by meditation behold the self in the self by the self; others by devotion according to the Sankhya system; and others (again), by devotion through works.
Whatever seat is attained by those who profess the Sankhya system, that too is reached by those who profess the Yoga.