A major system of Hindu philosophy that assumes matter and spirit to be the two ultimate, completely distinct principles of reality.
A system of Hindu philosophy based on a dualism involving the ultimate principles of soul and potential matter.
Origin of sankhya
- Sanskrit sāṁkhya- based on enumeration, Sankhya from saṁkhyā enumeration sam together sandhi khyāti he tells
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition