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The Art of Sāṃkhya Philosophy

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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, Āryā by Āryā along with the commentaries of Krishnamacharya and then Desikachar, within the intimacy and vitality of private lessons, was the Sāṃkhya Kārikā of Īśvara Kṛṣṇa.

This Sāṃkhya Kārikā aspect of the Yoga Texts Freenotes section of the  website now begins to offer a Āryā by Āryā transcription and interpretation. These will be further developed over time through added commentaries from my word by word studies of the Sāṃkhya Kārikā with the two longest serving students of the eminent T Krishnamacharya, my root teacher TKV Desikachar and my initial Sāṃkhya Kārikā teacher S Ramaswami.

This text, as with many texts in the Indian Tradition of Transmission, was originally learnt through chanting as well as study, to aid heart level learning.

The first stage of the Sāṃkhya Kārikā online resource project is complete with the entire text transcribed online 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 with commentaries and associated links around each verse from study with my teachers.

A Sāṃkhya Kārikā study workbook is also offered for all students participating in the Online 121 Art of Sāṃkhya Philosophy eStudy Modules.

They are offered with gratitude for what this learning has helped lead me towards.