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Asuri – A Great Interpreter of Samkhya System

Asuri was a great interpreter of the Samkhya System of sage Kapila. The sacred knowledge of Samkhya was first passed by Sage Kapila to Asuri as per the Bhagavad Purana (1.3. 10-11). He later passed it on to Panchasikha who made the teachings popular.

It is believed that Asuri renounced his wife, children and family to become a disciple of Sage Kapila.

Some scholars are of the view that Asuri is not an historical figure as no exact date regarding him is found.