Paul’s Sāṃkhya Kārikā of Īśvara Kṛṣṇa Quotes Collected and Collated
“Within and around us is an absence
of certainty and permanence.”
– Paul Harvey on Sāṃkhya Kārikā Āryā One
“The usual means to reduce suffering are
linked to impurity, decay and excess.”
– Paul Harvey on Sāṃkhya Kārikā Āryā Two
“Primordial Nature is uncreated
and yet creates.
Awareness is neither.”
– Paul Harvey on Sāṃkhya Kārikā Āryā Three
“The means to right perception
involves direct observation,
inference and authentic authority.”
– Paul Harvey on Sāṃkhya Kārikā Āryā Four
“Direct observation involves selective
ascertainment through the senses.
Inference is of three kinds:
– The past shaping the future
– Projecting the whole from the part
– Forming a comparison from a similar.
Authentic authority is trusted words and teachings.”
– Paul Harvey on Sāṃkhya Kārikā Āryā Five
“Knowledge of what is beyond the range of the senses
is from inference based on generalised correlation;
and knowledge not attainable even by that is attained
though the eyes of another or authentic texts.”
– Paul Harvey on Sāṃkhya Kārikā Āryā Six
“We may not perceive what is within
the range of the senses because we are:
Disinterested or too far from.
Overly interested or too close to.
Blind or deaf to what is in front of us.
Not relating with what is there.
Seeing something between.
Letting something else dominate.
Confusing with something similar.”
– Paul Harvey on Sāṃkhya Kārikā Āryā Seven
Non-perception of Nature is because of subtlety,
not because of non-existence,
since Nature is perceived through its effects.
These effects are intelligence and the rest.
Some are similar to Nature and some dissimilar.
– Paul Harvey on Sāṃkhya Kārikā Āryā Eight
– Last Updated 3rd June 2021