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Kapila muni's sAnkhyA

From: Chandrasekaran Venkatraman (vchandra_at_ambernetworks.com)
Date: Wed Dec 13 2000 - 18:05:31 PST

Dear members,
   I have a doubt. Please clarify. It's held that the sAnkhya
theory is against vedAnthA since it doesn't approve of the 
possibility of a Supreme Universal controller viz., paramAthmA.
As well-known this theory was propounded by Sage Kapila. It's
also held that Sage Kapila is an amsam of Sriman Narayana as
brought out in Sri Vishnu Sahasranama, as also mentioned in the list
of incarnations of the Lord.
   I have also read in this list that Sage Vyasa refutes sAnkhyam
in his Brahma Sutras.
   Can scholars please shed some light and clarify this apparent 
contradiction between Kapila muni's svarUpam and His theory?

   I apologise if I had mentioned anything in this mail such that
it offends anybody's beliefs.

   adiyEn,
   chandrasekaran.


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