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Could Purushas of Samkhya and Yoga be the Ideas (Forms) of Plato, and we, Humans, are just reflection of them?

Could we consider Purushas of Samkhya and Yoga just the Ideas (Forms) of Plato, on the top of them Ishvara, Parashiva, who is the idea (Form) of Good?, and we, Humans, are just images of these Ideas (...
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How did the different Non-Vedantic Astika schools such as Samkhya etc. justify the existence of multiple omnipresent souls?

As stated in this answer, Many of the Non Vedantic Astika school such as Samkhya, Nyāya etc. Held to the belief that the soul is all pervading/omnipresent. My question is do these darshanas offer any ...
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Arguments: Re-birth

Is there any argumentative way to establish that rebirth exists? In shatdarshanas, it seems like a lot of them - samkhya, yoga, etc don't believe in rebirth. Although Yoga Sutras of Patanjali talk ...
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How do different Astika schools prove re-incarnation according to this verse of Bhagavad Gita?

Different schools - Shatdarshanas in Indian philosophy tackle the phenomenon of reincarnation differently. While there are sufficient yogic practices to experience past lives when on the path of self-...
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How Do Non-Vedantic Darsanas of Hinduism such as Samkhya, Nyaya, Yoga, Mimamsa etc. view the Puranas?

Among the Six-schools of Indian philosophy, Uttara-Mimamsa or Vedanta (with all it's variations such as Advaita, vishishtadvaita, dvaita etc.) is known to accept Puranas as A Valid Authority for ...
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Where is this statement (or its equivalent) about God's existence found in Samkhya texts?

From Wikipedia: Furthermore, there is no proof of the existence of God. He is not the object of perception, there exists no general proposition that can prove him by inference and the testimony of ...
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What is the philisohopical difference between Gyan Yoga and Sankhya Yoga

Bhagwat Gita chapter 2 verse 39, It is written as: एषा तेऽभिहिता साङ्ख्ये बुद्धिर्योगे त्विमां शृणु | बुद्ध्या युक्तो यया पार्थ कर्मबन्धं प्रहास्यसि || 39|| which is often translated as: Arjuna, ...
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Is Moksha eternal? (Rig Veda)

Dayananda Saraswati once cited Rig Veda 1.24.2, Samkhya Darshan 1.159, and Mundaka Upanishad 3.2.6 to suggest that Moksha is not eternal. Does that contradict Gita? Comments?
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24 topics of Samkhya [duplicate]

Vashishta describes the 24 topics of Sankhya to Janaka.. From Prakriti, they say, O monarch, the second principle called Mahat, is produced. It is heard by us that from Mahat flows the third ...
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Did samakhys refuted the advaita vedanta's claim, existence of Brahman?

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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Why do Shankaracharya and Ramanujacharya in their Gita Bhasya 18.41 say that Sudras are Tamasik?

It might indeed be true that a person who serves society has less wisdom than a Brahmana who studies Vedas + Vedanta but that doesn't mean his nature is decided before his conduct is checked. Vidura ...
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What are the arguments of Nyaya and Samkhya against the eternity of the Vedas?

Both Nyaya and Samkhya believe in non eternal vedas. What are their arguments against eternally of the Vedas.
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