REL 340-02

See chart: Pg. 233 in Flood text

Spirit/purusa (male audience)

  • conscious/sentient
  • passive
  • multiple
  • simple

matter: mula = prakriti (“root”) (dancing girl)

  • unconscious/insentient
  • active
  • singular
  • complex

complex reality of prakriti

3 gunas/qualities

  • sattva – principle of buoyancuy lightness
  • rajas – energy/animation
  • tamas – inertia/resistance/darkness

in equilibrium with each other, associated with caste system — (sattva brahmins)

prakriti

subjective/empirical/worldly identity or experience

  • buddhi/higher mind (faculty of reason) processes & interprets sense data from manas
  • ego (ahamkara)
  • mind (manas) coordinates sense data
    The three above associate with Sattva (subtle reality, identify with purusha?)
  • the 5 senses
  • organs of action/capacity to act
    • speaking
    • grasping
    • walking
    • excreting
    • procreating

subtle elements

  • sound
  • touch
  • form
  • taste
  • smells

gross elements

  • space
  • air
  • fire
  • water
  • earth

purusha always separate from prakriti

“subtle body,” according to sankhya system is what gets reborn, not purusha (subtle body is sum of all:)

  • subtle elements
  • gross elements

moksha in this system = kaivalya (isolation)

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