Samkhya

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Dinsdale
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Samkhya

Post by Dinsdale » Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:49 am

I came across this school of Hinduism recently, and found it intriguing.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samkhya

There are some similarities with Buddhism, an obvious difference is that while Samkhya is atheistic, it does posit a soul ( purusa ), a sort of pure consciousness.

Any thoughts?
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Re: Samkhya

Post by ToVincent » Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:32 pm

Sāṃkhya made simple
https://justpaste.it/jnfu

Sāṃkhya in Vedic & post-Vedic texts
http://www.imagebam.com/image/d4ebb7445889333
From the "Encyclopedia of Indian Philosophies - Vol IV - Sāṃkhya"
Larson & Bhattacharya


Sāṁkhyakārikā (first written occurrence about Sāṃkhya).
http://milim.byethost7.com/Files/SAMKHY ... rikas.html

Something I did back then, from the sāṁkhyakārikā
https://i.imgur.com/0iOlUOK.jpg
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In this world with its ..., Māras, ... in this population with its ascetics.... (AN 5.30).
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We are all possessed - more or less.
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And what, bhikkhu, is inward rottenness? Here someone is immoral, one of evil character, of impure and suspect behaviour, secretive in his acts, no ascetic though claiming to be one, not a celibate though claiming to be one, inwardly rotten, corrupt, depraved. This is called inward rottenness.”
SN 35.241
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Re: Samkhya

Post by ToVincent » Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:32 pm

Also, mike Cross, that sometimes posts on SC, has done a wonderful and stunning translation of the Book XII: Arāḍadarśano [Visit to Arāḍa] - (12.68 - 12.83), from the Buddhacarita.

http://mike-cross.buddhasasana.net/asva ... s-gold.pdf
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In this world with its ..., Māras, ... in this population with its ascetics.... (AN 5.30).
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We are all possessed - more or less.
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And what, bhikkhu, is inward rottenness? Here someone is immoral, one of evil character, of impure and suspect behaviour, secretive in his acts, no ascetic though claiming to be one, not a celibate though claiming to be one, inwardly rotten, corrupt, depraved. This is called inward rottenness.”
SN 35.241
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https://justpaste.it/j5o4

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Re: Samkhya

Post by Dinsdale » Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:05 am

ToVincent wrote:
Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:32 pm
Sāṃkhya made simple
https://justpaste.it/jnfu
"I AM NAUGHT; NAUGHT IS MINE - THERE IS NO EGO"

Rather similar to what we find the suttas, "This is not me, this is not mine, this is not who I am."

The pivotal difference I see is that in Buddhism consciousness is seen as transient and conditional, whereas in Samkhya it is seen as eternal and unconditioned.
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