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Samkhya (Sanskrit: सां-्य, IAST: sāṃkhya; also spelt "Sankhya") is one of the six classical, orthodox schools of Hinduism.[1] It is described as the rationalist school of Indian philosophy.

one of the six darshana or systems of Indian philosophy; associated with yoga; based on the division of existence into purusha, prakr;ti and a number of elements ...

Samkhya, an ancient Indian philosophy that undergirds much contemporary yoga practice, teaches that life as we perceive it is divided into two separate categories of reality.

Samkhya philosophy says that when an imbalance occurs in the level of the elements, when there is incompatibility of one element with another element, then that affects the body, the expressions of mind, the human nature, the performance, attitude and behaviour.

samkhya (Sankhya) the analysis, the enumeration and discriminative setting forth of the principles of our being; the abstract and analytical realisation of truth; [considered as one of the six darsanas]; [an adherent of the samkhya school].
samkirtan [(a gathering for) singing the glory of God].

The unitive discipline of insight, which is the name of certain liberation teachings and schools referred to in the Mahabharata

The ~ school holds that there are only two Primary Principles, Purusha and Prakriti, and creation is only a manifestation or evolution of the constituents of Prakriti due to the action of Purusha's consciousness. There is no other God than these two Principles.

(or ~) one of the six classical Indian philosophies
inner harmony which expresses itself externally proper use of cosmic strength; renunciation, dedication ...

Yoga overall is one of the six classical schools of Indian philosophy, ~, Nyaya, Vaisheshika, Purva Mimamsa and Vedanta, and draws heavily on ~, the oldest of the six. Krishnamacharya studied all six philosophies, achieving preeminence in everything that he studied.

Bhagavad Gita ("Lord's Song"): the oldest full-fledged yoga book found embedded in the Mahabharata and containing the teachings on karma yoga (the path of self-transcending action), ~ yoga (the path of discerning the principles of existence correctly), ...

Purusha ("male") - the transcendental Self (tman) or Spirit, a designation that is mostly used in ~ and Patanjali's yoga-darshana.
Rdh- the God-man Krishna's spouse; a name of the divine Mother ...

Over time, Vaisheshika, Nyaya, and Mimamsa have become somewhat obsolete and are not actively practiced. ~, Vedanta, and Yoga continue to have a strong importance and influence in Indian thought and many of the practices that evolved out of these Darshanas continue to be practiced today.

- The six opulences can be linked to the six d a r s h n a n a 's: intelligence & knowledge (niyâyâ); (scientific) power (vaishes'ika); beauty (~); renunciation (yoga); fame (mimâmsa) riches (vedanta).

See also: See also: What is the meaning of Yoga, Spirit, Spiritual, Body, India?

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