Sankhya vs. Advaita Vedanta

Jaldhar H. Vyas jaldhar at BRAINCELLS.COM
Sun Feb 14 18:53:15 CST 1999

On Sat, 13 Feb 1999, Ashish Chandra wrote:

> Namaskaar All,
> I was reading about Samkhya a couple of days ago and from a cursory
> reading (have to admit it was an online source with a bare description),
> I found a lot of similarities between the Maya as Sri Sankara has
> described the world and Prakriti, as Sage Kapila has described it. The
> same goes for Purusha vs. Brahma. Pardon my ignorance but can anyone
> describe to me the basic differences ?

They are quite different.  Prakriti in Samkhya is real and completely
seperate from Purush, Maya is an utterly false superimposition upon

Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at>

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