Samkhyayoga, Sāṅkhyayoga, Sāṃkhyayoga, Sankhyayoga, Sankhya-yoga: 8 definitions


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In Hinduism

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

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Source: ISKCON Press: Glossary

Sāṅkhyayoga (साङ्ख्ययोग).—The process of linking with the Supreme by intellectually tracing out the source of creation.

Source: Pure Bhakti: Bhagavad-gita (4th edition)

Sāṅkhyayoga (साङ्ख्ययोग) refers to “Yoga that gives analytical knowledge about scientific knowledge of the soul, the Supersoul and inert objects”. (cf. Glossary page from Śrīmad-Bhagavad-Gītā).

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Samkhyayoga in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Sāṃkhyayoga (सांख्ययोग) refers to the “doctrines of Sāṃkhya and Yoga”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.5.16 (“The battle of the gods”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā and the Gods eulogized Viṣṇu: “[...] Obeisance to you of the form of Kalki; the destroyer of outcastes, Obeisance to him of infinite power and who establishes good virtue. Obeisance to you of the form of Kapila of great soul and who expounded the doctrines of Sāṃkhya and Yoga (sāṃkhyayoga) to Devahūtī; O lord, obeisance to you the preceptor of Sāṃkhya. Obeisance to great yogin and saint who expounds the great wisdom. Obeisance to the creator of the form of knowledge whereby the soul is delighted. [...]”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Sāṅkhyayoga (साङ्ख्ययोग).—Revealed by Viṣṇu: taught by Kapila to Āsuri.1 Here tattvas or first principles are taught. Puruṣa the eternal, acts as agent to get things done by the guṇas of Prakṛti. Its relation to Bhaktiyoga.2 Its principles are differently enumerated as eleven, five, three and so on; according to one's yuktī or reason. Creation of universe according to Sānkhya, and the place of Prakṛti and Puruṣa therein.3 Followed by Kṛṣṇa while ruling from Dvārakā and by Nārada in his worship of Naranārāyaṇa.4 Practised by Vairājasas;5 is itself a kind of yoga;6 born out of the creator.7

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa I. 3. 10; II. 1. 6; V. 18. 33; Matsya-purāṇa 3. 29; Vāyu-purāṇa 30. 293.
  • 2) Bhāgavata-purāṇa III. 24. 17; 25. 31; ch. 26 (whole); 29 2; Vāyu-purāṇa 61. 111.
  • 3) Bhāgavata-purāṇa XI. 22. 1-25; Bhā 24 (whole).
  • 4) ch. III. 3. 19; V. 19. 10; IX. 8. 14; X. 8. 45; XI. 14. 20.
  • 5) Matsya-purāṇa 13. 5.
  • 6) Ib. 52. 3; 110; 19; 182. 18; 183. 44; Vāyu-purāṇa 66. 110.
  • 7) Matsya-purāṇa 183. 50; 184. 24; 245. 87; 247. 9; 248. 17; 291. 2.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Samkhyayoga in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Sāṃkhyayoga (सांख्ययोग).—[masculine] an adherent of the Sāmkhya and Yoga systems; [neuter] the [Simple] and Y.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Saṃkhyāyoga (संख्यायोग):—[=saṃ-khyā-yoga] m. a [particular] constellation (relating to the number of Nakṣatras in which a planet is situated), [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

2) Sāṃkhyayoga (सांख्ययोग):—[=sāṃkhya-yoga] [from sāṃkhya] m. ‘adherent of the S° and Yoga’, Name of a Ṛṣi, [Mahābhārata xiii, 7123] ([varia lectio] -yogau)

3) [v.s. ...] ‘application of the S° doctrine to the knowledge of spirit’, Name of the 2nd [chapter] of the Bhagavad-gītā

4) [v.s. ...] the so-called theistical S°, [Śaṃkarācārya]

5) [v.s. ...] n. the S° and the Y°, [Mahābhārata]

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Samkhyayoga in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Sāṃkhyayōga (ಸಾಂಖ್ಯಯೋಗ):—[noun] = ಸಾಂಖ್ಯ [samkhya]2 - 4.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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