Essence Of Maha Bhagavatha Purana

Bhagvat Purana

Sage Kapila and Sankhya Yoga

 In this context, Kapila enumerated the basic principles of Sankhya Yoga. Sankhya literally means counting the numbers. ‘Prakriti’ or Material Nature comprises specified twenty four manifested forms of Existence and provides the means of reaching the stage of ‘Purusha’or the Super Energy. ‘Atma’ or The Soul is the twenty fifth form while the twenty sixth is of ‘Paramathma’ or the Super Soul. The conduit between the Material Nature and the Super Energy is ‘Prardhana’ or Prayer which possesses three modes of Nature viz. Goodness, Passion and Ignorance. It  is the amalgam of  Three Subtle Elements of the Astral or Comprehensible Body , namely False Ego, Intelligence and Mind; Five Basic Elements of Nature ( Earth,Water, Fire, Air,and Sky);  Five Sense Objects ( Sound,Taste, Smell, Touch and Sight); Five Knowledge Acquiring Senses ( Nose, Tongue, Eyes, Ears, and Skin), and  Five Working Senses (Voice, Legs, Arms, Reproductive Organs and Evacuating Organs). The Factor of Time is indeed the Binding Force of all the Natural Elements, Physical Elements, Internal Senses and Body Actions which has to coordinate with the ‘Mahatatva’vis-a-vis  Illusion and this is the Prayer all about!

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