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Sage Kapila Teachings

Sage Kapila, or Kapila Muni, is the father of the Samkhya system of philosophyThose who lead a life of domesticity are certainly auspicious and acquire excellence of every kind. They are unable, however, to enjoy the bliss that attaches to renunciation.Acts only cleanse the body. Knowledge, however, is the highest end (for which one must strive). When all faults of the heart are cured (by acts), and when the mind gets established in knowledge, then benevolence, forgiveness, tranquility, compassion, truthfulness, and candor, abstention from injury, absence of pride, modesty, renunciation, and abstention from work are attained. These constitute the path that leads to the spiritual realization.When one is completely cleansed of the impurities of lust and greed produced from the false identification of the body as ‘I’ and bodily possessions as ‘mine’, one’s mind becomes purified. In that pure state he transcends the stage of so-called material happiness and distress.Sage Kapila