Samkhya thoughts in the Mahabharata

by Shini M.V. | 2017 | 51,373 words

Summary: This essay studies the Samkhya thoughts and philosophy as reflected in the Shanti-Parva of the Mahabharata. Samkhya refers to an ancient system of Indian Philosophy dealing with liberation by way of metaphysical knowledge. The Sankhya philosophy explains the Universe without the need to introduce God. The Mahabharata is an ancient Sanskrit epic which includes many Samkhya theories while expounding twenty-five principles.

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