jehms at xs4all.nl
Mon Jun 7 14:44:55 MDT 2010
Op 07-06-10 19:34, Dan Lusthaus schreef:
>> It reminds me of the early Samkhya philosophy, where the ego is a
>> product of buddhi or intelligence, which is a product of puruśa or mind.
>> Was not one of the teachers of the Buddha supposed to be a Samkhyin?
> Minor correction. Buddhi is part of prakrti, one of the 24 tattvas on the
> prakrti -- not purusa -- side. It does have a special relationship with
> purusa, however, in that it reflects the light of purusa, lighting up the
> rest of prakrti. According to classical Samkhya, purusa is entirely
> non-causal, only prakrti causes anything, i.e., produces "products."
Of course, thanks for the correction. I remember someone comparing the
relation as a kind of electro-magnetic induction.
I was rereading Dasgupta the other day and he insists on early Buddhism
being close to Samkhya.
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