Perhaps the oldest school of Hinduism,
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Sâm'khya means "to count." It provides the primary cosmology of Hinduism - a structure used by VedÂntins and Yogins alike. It is also literally a natural compliment to western astrology, as it primarily addresses the human experience of Soul (Purus:a) and Nature (Prakriti). By using metaphor and imagery, my writings bring this ancient tradition closer to our own experience and goals.
Here are the writings included in this section:
Buddhi as the Solar System
short article sketches the true relationship between the solar system as mental or symbol of cosmic
mind and its actual physical expression. With any luck, I'll come back and expand this essay.
A short essay on the Tattvas or cosmic principles (some familiarity with Sâm'khya is required).
Here the Tattvas are considered as truly cosmic principles, and not bodily ones. And the cosmos is taken
as all-inclusive of our experience, and not simply the realm of atoms. For example, Fire is the 'substance' of spirituality, while Air provides us with culture.
The Three Cookie Diagram
Another short essay on the basic principles of Sâm'khya. Here the focus is on the relationships between Purus:a (Soul), Prakriti (Nature) and Buddhi (Cosmic Consciousness). These relationships are considered from the perspective of each principle - a method which illustrates the inevitable mixture of law and chaos within manifestation.