Chapter 18 Moksha Sannyas Yoga Verse 13
Panchaitaani mahaabaaho kaaranaani nibodha me;
Saankhye kritaante proktaani siddhaye sarvakarmanaam.
Learn from Me, O mighty-armed Arjuna, these five causes,
as declared in the Sankhya system for the accomplishment of all actions!
This is a
to Mankind’s Life!
We have talked about the Samkhya philosophy in the second chapter of Bhagavad Gita called Samkhya Yoga. Now in the last chapter we are about to re-visit and discuss things concerning the highest plane of human ascendancy on his path to moksha. Samkhya philosophy was propounded by sage Kapila and it believes in Prakruti and Purusha as two different entities that influence an individual. Prakruti is the sub conscious and soul and purusha is the living being with senses. Samkhya is a sanskrit name which means count, calculate, deliberate and numeric enumeration. The Samkhya philosophy apart from numbers also depends on perception, inference and verbal testimony to draw inferences. Let us understand the five causes of Samkhya philosophy in God’s words.