Samkhya Darshan  -  Yogic Perspective on Theories of Realism

Samkhya Darshan - Yogic Perspective on Theories of Realism

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Author: Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati
Publisher: Yoga Publications Trust
Year: 2009
Language: English
Pages: 126
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788186336595


Samkhya is one of the earliest schools of Indian philosophy and most systems including yoga have been drawn from or influenced by it. Samkhya is a dualistic philosophy and postulates two eternal realities. Purusha the witnessing consciousness and prakriti the root cause of creation composed of the three gunas.

This text highlights the unique contribution of Samkhya philosophy in man’s quest to understand his true nature. It discusses the practical theories of causation manifestation bondage and liberation. For the spiritual aspirant samkhyas is the metaphysics of self realization and yoga is the sadhana or means to achieve it.

Samkhya Darshan contains the full Sanskrit text of Ishvara Krishna’s Samkhya Karika as well as transliteration and translation.


Introduction to Samkhya

1. Dualism or Dvaita Vada
2. Theory of Causation
3. Prakriti
4. Three Gunas
5. Purusha
6. Theory of Manifestation
7. Bondage of Liberation
8. Purality of Purusha
9. God in Samkhya
10. Samkhya and Yoga

Appendix - Samkhya karika of Ishvara Krishna