The Bhagavad Gita

Samkhya Term Analysis

A form of philosophical knowledge that entails understanding everything in the universe, including the difference between the eternal self and the gunas that comprise material things.

Samkhya Quotes in The Bhagavad Gita

The The Bhagavad Gita quotes below are all either spoken by Samkhya or refer to Samkhya. For each quote, you can also see the other terms and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Penguin edition of The Bhagavad Gita published in 2008.
Discourse 2 Quotes

Your authority is
in action alone,
and never
in its fruits;
motive should never be
in the fruits of action,
nor should you cling
to inaction.

Abiding in yoga,
engage in actions!
Let go of clinging,
and let fulfilment
and frustration
be the same;
for it is said
yoga is equanimity.

Related Characters: Krishna (speaker), Arjuna
Page Number: 29
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Samkhya Term Timeline in The Bhagavad Gita

The timeline below shows where the term Samkhya appears in The Bhagavad Gita. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Discourse 2
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Krishna explains that he has told Arjuna his insights in terms of samkhya and will now explain them in terms of yoga (the practice of deliberate, intense devotional... (full context)
Discourse 5
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...yoga is better because its practice creates an “eternal renouncer.” The wise also see that samkhya and yoga are not separate, but rather that yoga includes samkhya, and that renunciation is... (full context)
Discourse 13
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.../ in the self, / through the self,” in meditation; others use the yoga of samkhya and others the yoga of action. Others still pass “beyond death” through devotion, even if... (full context)