Sankhyayoga, Sāṅkhyayoga, Sankhya-yoga, Sankhya-Yoga, Samkhyayoga: 4 definitions


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In Hinduism

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

[«previous next»] — Sankhyayoga in Vaishnavism glossary
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»] — Sankhyayoga in Purana glossary
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

Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Sankhyayoga 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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