Why samkhya is an incomplete system?



Samkhya is an incomplete sustem because it has not provided a place to God in its metaphysics. Thus, several philosophers have referred to Samkhya as a philosophy without God. It is due to this reason that Samkhya has remained an incomplete philosophical system.

Another reason why Samkhya is an incomplete philosophy is because it has not provided man a practical means for the attainment of liberation though it has discussed liberation only in theories. These 2 shortcomings are enough to prove that Samkhya is not a complete philosophy.

Fortunately Samkhya has been allied to Yoga which seems to be its complementary. It is the Yoga philosophy of Sage Patanjali which has completed that of Samkhya by giving a place to God and providing 8 ethical steps for the attainment of liberation.

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