Since samkhya is a atheistic school, they reject God(Brahman) . But advaita vedanta believe in a God that is Brahman so did any Samkhya philosopher ever refuted advaita vedanta on existence of Brahman?

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    Their viewpoint is given on Wikipedia. Although it works much better on a moral God than an amoral one. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…. May 25, 2021 at 19:44
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    It kind of makes me wonder why they even bother to make such a long argument when a solely moral God can be easily disproved by the simple fact all of the supposed arguments work perfectly well if you flip them for a purely evil God. May 25, 2021 at 19:52
  • Sāṅkhya is not atheistic per say. It's difficult to describe in English terms.
    – Vivikta
    May 26, 2021 at 3:02
  • @Vivikta 'Aph. 46. * They [the Vedas,] are not the work of [the Supreme] Man; because there is no such thing as the [Supreme] Man, [whom you allude to as being, possibly,] their maker'.Source this means there is no God according to Samkhya May 26, 2021 at 9:28
  • No corporeal god. A god with form (body) is unequivocally denied.
    – Vivikta
    May 27, 2021 at 7:01

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No they don't. They rather agree with Non Dual singular existence.

Aph. 150. (The Vedantins say, that,) there being a difference in its investments, moreover, multiplicity attaches (seemingly,) to the one (Soul); as is the case with Space, by reason of jars, &c., (which mark out the spaces that they occupy).

Aph. 152. Thus, (i.e., by taking the Sankhya view,) there is no imputation of contradictory conditions to (a Soul p. 170 supposed to be) everywhere present as one (infinitely extended monad).

Aph. 154. There is no opposition to the Scriptures (declaratory) of the non-duality (of Soul); because the reference (in such texts,) is to the genus, (or to Soul in general).

(Sankhya Sutras Book 1 )

  • Most teachers ive heard (papaji, Nisargadatta) either say God exists sometimes and turn around and say He’s a myth the next. Or even say directly he does and doesnt exist. Maharshi says everything is just the Self, then says trust God he is infinitely more intelligent than you.
    – Al Brown
    Jul 27, 2021 at 10:22

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