- one of the six leading systems of Hindu philosophy, stressing the reality and duality of spirit and matter.
Origin of Sankhya
First recorded in 1780–90, Sankhya is from the Sanskrit word sāṅkhya
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- one of the six orthodox schools of Hindu philosophy, teaching an eternal interaction of spirit and matter
from Sanskrit sāmkhya, literally: based on calculation, from samkhyāti he reckons