"Sankhya Philosophy" (SB 3.24.19)

San Diego – October 14, 1992 / (026)

Kapila Muni’s Sankya philosophy discussed in this section of the Srimad Bhagavatam, describes the relationship between the Supreme Absolute and the conditional energies experienced within this world. Thompson draws upon the concept of the self, presented within Kapila Muni’s analysis, as a portal for investigating the link between consciousness and matter. He considers that just as physicists hypothesize the existence of the neutrino to account for energy loss occurring during beta-decay, a similar form of hypothesis could consider “mind energy” to account for the influence of thought on the actions of the senses.