“Lord Kapila is a renowned sage and the author of the philosophical system known as Sankhya, which forms an important part of India’s ancient philosophical heritage.
Sankhya is a system of metaphysics that deals with the elemental principles of the universe; it is also a system of spiritual knowledge, with its own methodology, and culminates in full consciousness of the Supreme Absolute. Lord Kapila, however, is not an ordinary philosopher or sage but an incarnation of God.
This book deals with his answers to his mother’s enquiry about how to overcome ignorance and delusion and attain spiritual enlightenment.
The underlying theme running throughout his answers and throughout Srila Prabhupada’s commentaries on them is that one can achieve this goal by practicing bhakti-yoga, the process of linking one’s heart to the Lord’s heart through loving devotional service …”–Publisher description.
Millions of years ago, an incarnation of Lord Krishna, Lord Kapila appeared on the earth as the son of Mother Devahuti. When her husband left home for the forest, Lord Kaplia explained to His saintly mother the system of Sankhya – the philosophical system of an analytical study of matter, the cosmos, the psychology of consciousness, and the ultimate source of everything.
In this book, Srila Prabuhpada, the world’s foremost exponent of Vedic wisdom shows how relevant the system of Sankhya and the teachings of Lord Kapila are even today in man’s quest for finding the answers to his true self, the creator and the search for true happiness.