Sankhya Philosophy - an essential subject

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The Sāṅkhya philosophy was expounded in the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam by the true Lord Kapila, the incarnation of Lord Kṛṣṇa who explained it to His mother, Devahūti. It is clearly explained by Him that the puruṣa, or the Supreme Lord, is active and that He creates by looking over the prakṛti. This philosophy is accepted in the Vedas and in the Bhagavad-gītā. However, the subject matter for discussion in the Sāṅkhya philosophy is only the manifestation of the external energy of Kṛṣṇa. Moreover over the recent years, there has been somebody claiming to be Kapila who has spread the atheistic Sankhya philosophy which does examine the material nature in detail, but results in the conclusion that the cause of this cosmic creation is illusory, and strongly propounds the theory of voidness. What is actually true, and where does the Bhagavat philosophy stand in all of this?

Srila Prabhupada's books, lectures, conversations and letters offer a comprehensive presentation of this essential subject as seen in the Vaniquotes Sankhya Philosophy category. An introduction from his books is given below in the following 8 quotes.



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