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Samkhya

(säng`kyə): see Hindu philosophyHindu philosophy,
the philosophical speculations and systems of India that have their roots in Hinduism. Characteristics

Hindu philosophy began in the period of the Upanishads (900–500 B.C.
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Chaudhary has presented a remarkable theory connecting physics and the Samkhya philosophy of Upanishads and solved the giant problems of physics that have been unanswered from the time of Albert Einstein.
Yoga philosophy is linked with the Samkhya philosophy, considered to be the oldest philosophy in India.
For example, he argues at some length for an alternative, and thoroughly theistic, history of Samkhya philosophy. In doing so he seems to posit a level of philosophical coherence in the pre-Isvarakma Samkhya whose existence is often disputed, validating Vijnanabhiksu's theistic views of the school in doing so (pp.
Deepak Shimkhada's discussion of the little known cult of the Goma (= Gomata = Cow Mother) in the Kathmandu Valley based on a 16th-century text is strangely sandwiched between Christopher Chapple's discussion of the Prithivisukta in the Atharvaveda, the Samkhya philosophy, and the 10th-century Kashmiri philosopher Abhinavagupta's spiritual aestheticism, all from a contemporary ecological perspective, and the essay on Sarasvati already referred to.
According to the Samkhya-Karika, a primary text of Samkhya philosophy, multiple purusas and a singular prakrti exist separately in polarity prior to the creation of the universe.
In this article, I have described key aspects of the concept of causality propounded by the Buddha, Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism, Samkhya philosophy, and Kashmir Saivism.
The Speaking Stones exercise invites creative reflection upon place as one of those five powerful "Ps." Borrowing ideas from India's Samkhya Philosophy, it introduces the three Gunas, which are said to control and color everything in the material universe much as a photograph is created from dots of just three primary colors.
Samkhya philosophy serves as a major philosophical foundation for both Ayurveda and yoga.
Yoga in this sense of Patanjala Yoga lends itself to any number of sectarian orientations, but most often its primary affiliation is with Samkhya philosophy, as clearly indicated in the colophons of all four sections of the Yogasutra.
The old Samkhya philosophy is, in this sense, called a tantra, namely, Sastitantra (that is, a learned system having sixty components, possibly referring to a text by that title or simply a name for the old Samkhya).
I (Cambridge, 1963), because of the system's close affinity with the Samkhya philosophy of India.
The worldview of the Samkhya philosophy, including its ontology of the three "strands" (guna), dominates the general thinking in the Caraka-samhita, even though notions current in other philosophical schools are also used wherever convenient.