Seśvara-sāñkhya

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Sesvara-sankhya, SeZvara-sAJkhya, Seshvara-saaykhya


Seśvara-sāñkhya literally means ‘Sāñkhya that accepts īśvara’.

The Yogadarśana of Patañjali[1] accepts all items of the Sāṅkhya philosophy and adds īśvara as the 26th principle. Hence it is called Seśvara-sāṅkhya.


References

  1. He lived in 200 B. C.
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore