Tenets of Samkhya

Vidyasankar vsundaresan at HOTMAIL.COM
Fri Aug 16 15:36:00 CDT 2002

>It is somewhat like this, the sparks of the fire are
>numerous but not totally different from the fire.
>Purushas, as referred to here, are the sparks. The
>fire is Ishvara.

This is Upanishadic teaching and therefore part of the Vedantic schools of
thinking. The Yoga school does not discuss Ishvara in this way, and
considers Ishvara not as a collective Purusha, but as a special Purusha, who
remains unaffected (aparaamR^iShTa) by any faults (klesha-s), who is ever
omniscient (niratishayaM sarvaGYa bIjaM) and who is the guru of Yogin-s in
the past.


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