Definitions for "Samkhya"
one of the six philosophical systems which follows and recognizes the pre-eminence of the Veda teachings in hinduism. Sâmkhya is the former one and had been composed during the Buddha life period. The Sâmkhya does not postulate the existence of any God; according to this system, the World is made of two separate entities : the Consciousness ( Purusha), of passive (non active) nature, and the Matter ( Prakriti), of dynamic nature. When both entities interact with each other, they produce the phenomenon world (Manifestation). Prakriti is characterized by its potential functions : rajas, tamas, sattwa
This word means both "discriminative knowledge" and "enumeration". It is one of the schools of Hindu philosophy founded by Kapila that gives a systematic account of cosmic evolution according to twenty-five categories, namely: Purusha or cosmic spirit Prakruti or cosmic substance Mahat or cosmic intelligence Ahamkara or individuating principle Manas or cosmic mind Indriyas or ten abstract sense powers of cognition and action Tanmatras or five subtle elements Mahat bhutas or the five great elements
One of the six systems of Hindu philosophy, ascribed to Kapila.