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Samkhya Darshan: Yogic Perspective on Theories of Realism

 
Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati (Author)
Synopsis

Samkhya is one of the earliest schools of Indian philosophy and most systems including yoga have been drawn from or influenced by it. Samkhya is a dualistic philosophy and postulates two eternal realities. Purusha the witnessing consciousness and prakriti the root cause of creation composed of the three gunas.

This text highlights the unique contribution of Samkhya philosophy in man’s quest to understand his true nature. It discusses the practical theories of causation manifestation bondage and liberation. For the spiritual aspirant samkhyas is the metaphysics of self realization and yoga is the sadhana or means to achieve it.

Samkhya Darshan contains the full Sanskrit text of Ishvara Krishna’s Samkhya Karika as well as transliteration and translation.

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About the author

Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati

Swami Niranjanananda was born at Rajnandgaon, Madhya Pradesh, in 1960. At the age of four he joined the Bihar School of Yoga and was initiated into Dashnami sannyasa at the age of ten. From 1971 he traveled overseas and toured many countries for the next 11 years. In 1983 he was recalled to Indian and appointed President of Bihar School Yoga. During the following 11 years he guided the development of Ganga Darshan, Sivananda Math and the Yoga Research Foundation. In 1990 he was initiated as a paramahamsa and in 1993 anointed preceptor in succession to Swami Satyananda. Bihar Yoga Bharati was founded under his direction in 1994. He has authored over 20 books and guides national and international yoga programs.

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Bibliographic information

Title Samkhya Darshan: Yogic Perspective on Theories of Realism
Format Softcover
Date published: 31.12.2008
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788186336595
length 126p., 8.5inchX5.4inch.