Sankhya definition

sängkyə
A major system of Hindu philosophy that assumes matter and spirit to be the two ultimate, completely distinct principles of reality.
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A system of Hindu philosophy based on a dualism involving the ultimate principles of soul and potential matter.
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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