Video ►Haribhadrasūri on Sāṃkhya: Jain Criticism of Sāṃkhya Epistemology

Published: 11.04.2013
Updated: 02.07.2015

15th Jaina Studies Workshop

Date: 22 March 2013 Time: 9:00 AM
Finished: 22 March 2013 Time: 5:00 PM
Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre



This paper deals with the Jain portrayal and critique of Sāṃkhya epistemology as expressed in Haribhadrasūri’s Śāstravārtāsamuccaya and Yogabindu. These texts provide us with a series of hypothetical, but in all probability historically anchored, debates concerning the notion of a passive, contentless Self (puruṣa/ātman); and the question of how that contentless Self comes to know. In doing so, they highlight several points of divergence between Jain and Sāṃkhya systems of thought, as well as provide as with knowledge of Sāṃkhya epistemology which hitherto have been unknown due to the paucity of sources that directly pertain to this period in the history of Sāṃkhya philosophy.


Jaina Studies Workshop At SOAS
Share this page on:
Page glossary
Some texts contain  footnotes  and  glossary  entries. To distinguish between them, the links have different colors.
  1. JAINA
  2. Jaina
  3. Jaina Studies Workshop At SOAS
  4. SOAS
  5. Sāṃkhya
Page statistics
This page has been viewed 961 times.
© 1997-2021 HereNow4U, Version 4.07
Contact us
Social Networking

HN4U Deutsche Version
Today's Counter: