Author:Nandalal Sinha (trs)

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The Samkhya Philosophy: Containing Samkhya-pravachanasutram, with the Bhasya of Vijnanabhiksu and Extracts from the Vrittisara of Mahadeva Vedantin; Tatvasamasa; Samkhyakarika; Panchasikhasutram

By: Nandalal Sinha (trs)

Price: $24.25

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.: 2013

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 037378

ISBN: 812151097X

Condition: New


The Samkhya of Kapila has influenced every school of Indian philosophy. Among the treatises explaining its teachings, only two have survived intact, the rest being either in fragments or totally lost. One of these, the Samkhya-pravachana-sutram with two commentaries by Aniruddha and Vijnana-bhiksu form the body of this book, and the others Kapila-sutram, Samkhya-karika of Isvarakrisna and Panchasikha-sutram are given in appendices. The Samkhya relies on the ruler of logic for establishing the validity of its tenets. Its object is to differentiate between the soul and the non-soul. It starts wi... View more info