A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
This book talks about the real S????khya philosophy, described by Lord Kapila, an incarnation of God, in the ??r?«mad-Bh?gavatam. S????khya means the analytical description of the body and the soul. Lord K?????????a made an analytical description of the soul just to bring Arjuna to the point of buddhi-yoga, or bhakti-yoga.
Therefore, Lord K?????????a’s S????khya and Lord Kapila’s S????khya, as described in the Bh?gavatam, are one and the same. They are all bhakti-yoga. Lord K?????????a said, therefore, that only the less intelligent class of men make a distinction between s????khya-yoga and bhakti-yoga.
Later, another Kapiladeva appeared who expounded atheistic S????khya philosophy, which dealt with the twenty-four elements but gave no information about God. The original Kapila is called the Devah?«ti-putra Kapila, and the other is called the atheist Kapila.
The conclusion is that we should not endeavor for so-called happiness or distress. We should try to attain that position whereby we can understand K?????????a and get shelter at His lotus feet. This should be the real human endeavor.
As long as we do not understand K?????????a, V?sudeva, we are still fools. We may advertise ourselves as very great j???n?«s, learned personalities. But we are actually fools, which is the ???stric conclusion. If we are actually j???n?«s, we should surrender unto K?????????a.
This universe is existing due to the Garbhodaka???y?« Vi??????u. We should not think that all these planets are floating in space without any arrangement. There is definitely an arrangement.
Sankhya is both a system of metaphysics, swapping with the elementary principles of the physical universe, and a system of spiritual knowledge, with its method. Lord Kapila is not any ordinary saint or philosopher but He is incarnation of Krishna Himself. The real knowledge disseminates from God because He is the compiler and knower of Vedas. It must be noted that another Kapila came in due course and proposed atheists Sankhya philosophy mimicking the original Lord Kapila. Original lord Kapila is the son of Devahuti mentioned on the cover of the book.
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