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Gita Does Not Promote Sankhya Yoga

Gita Does Not Promote Sankhya Yoga

At the beginning of Chapter 5, and at many other places the words “Samkhya” and “Yoga” have been used together. Thus among the common folk, there is this fundamental assumption that “Samkhya Yoga” somehow represents the philosophical Yoga systems as established by the two sages Kapila and Patanjalis respectively. If one were to apply common sense or were to deliberate with reason, this view appears to be far from being true. One may consider the following statements to do a reality check on the words “Samkhya Yoga” as is used in the Gita by the Supreme Lord.

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