a major system of Hindu philosophy that assumes matter and spirit to be the two ultimate, completely distinct principles of reality
Origin of SankhyaSanskrit s??khya ; from sa?khy?, calculation ; from sa?khy?ti, (he) counts up
A system of Hindu philosophy based on a dualism involving the ultimate principles of soul and potential matter.
Origin of SankhyaSanskrit sa&mdot;khya-, based on enumeration, Sankhya, from sa&mdot;khya, enumeration : sam, together; see sandhi + khyati, he tells.