Sāṃkhya Kārikā joins online searchable Yoga Texts Database.


The Sāṃkhya Kārikā is now going online and linking to the Yoga Sūtra and the Bhagavad Gītā

Sāṃkhya is said to be a relative of Yoga. In fact they are often linked together when presenting models around the six major schools of inquiry within the Indian tradition.

“Sāṃkhya has been fundamental in its influence on the philosophical
foundations underpinning such as Yoga, Buddhism and Āyurveda.”

The first text that I was privileged to be able to study word by word, Śloka by Śloka along with the commentaries of Krishnamacharya and then Desikachar, within the intimacy and vitality of private lessons, was the Sāṃkhya Kārikā of Īśvara Kṛṣṇa.

The first stage of the Sāṃkhya Kārikā online resource project is complete with the entire text transcribed into a document with ‘proper’ Saṃskṛta notations. Now the second stage is under way with the setting up of the text as a live online and searchable verse by verse, word by word online resource in the same way as with the online Yoga Sūtra and Bhagavad Gītā projects with commentaries around each verse from study with my teachers on and around this particular text.

Now you can start to access a verse by verse presentation of each Śloka which will be further developed over time through added notes and commentaries from my studies of the Sāṃkhya Kārikā, these will also include notes from Desikachar’s study with his teacher T Krishnamacharya.

Furthermore, as an additional resource, key words from each Śloka will be linked to the online Yoga Texts Database with its Saṃskṛta glossary with word meaning and Yoga Sūtra and Bhagavad Gītā cross references.

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