International Journal of

Arts , Humanities & Social Science

ISSN 2693-2547 (Print) , ISSN 2693-2555 (Online)
Metaphysical Exposition in Isvarakrishna’s Samkhya-Karika


Samkhya philosophy on evolution have very profound and compact theory, compared to any other metaphysical concepts. The system advocates an ontological dualism of Prakrti and Purusa [individual souls]. It believes in the evolution of the cosmos including matter, life and mind out of the eternal Prakrti to serve the ends of an infinite number of individual souls. However, metaphysical exposition on inactive agent producing conscious things has become controversial issue. This paper presents the metaphysical concepts in Samkhyakarika