Sankhya principles, dominate the Indian thinking all along. It is seen in Buddha’s teachings, Upanishads and Bhavadgita. Kapila, the author of Sankhya is a Tamil scholar in the Sangam age. Asura is a word denoting the Dravidians. While discussing the views of all commentators in his book, Larson did not discuss this aspect. Brahmins divided the society into four divisions and put themselves at the top. Fear of sin and punishment made people to come to Brahmins. Buddha "It is always seeing through knowledge or wisdom, and not believing through faith. This was more and more appreciated at a time when Brahmanic orthodoxy intolerantly insisted on believing and accepting their tradition and authority as the only Truth without question.." (Walpola) Upanishads Brahmins started learning from the kings, Ajatasatru. Brahmins discussed the lessons in three stages under more than 150 GuruParampara. They arrived at the notion of undefinable Brahman, Neti (Brha_Upanis.). Thirukkural and BhagavadGita rely on Sankhya principles. Thirukkural uses the word “world” frequently. Chapter_11 of BhagavadGita shows Krishna as a personification of the world. This observation will help understand the influence of Thirukkural on BhagavadGita. The seat of life is love alone;.. (kural_80): Out of millions of sperm, the egg in the womb meets the sperm which carries the love of Man. Other sperms are rejected. The formed foetus, contains the egg, sperm and the mutual love between them. As the foetus grows, the feeling of love also grows. Love is congenital - the origin of life explained.
HV Visweswaran, Independent Scholar, India
Stream: Comparative Philosophy
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