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KAPILA (Hindi : कपिल ऋषि) is a given name of different individuals in ancient and medieval Indian texts, of which the most well-known is the founder of the Samkhya
Samkhya
school of Hindu
Hindu
philosophy . Kapila
Kapila
of Samkhya
Samkhya
fame is considered a Vedic sage, estimated to have lived in the 6th-century BCE, or the 7th-century BCE.

Rishi
Rishi
Kapila
Kapila
is credited with authoring the influential Samkhya-sutra, in which aphoristic sutras present the dualistic philosophy of Samkhya. Kapila's influence on Buddha
Buddha
and Buddhism
Buddhism
have long been the subject of scholarly studies.

Many historic personalities in Hinduism
Hinduism
and Jainism
Jainism
, mythical figures, pilgrimage sites in Indian religion, as well as an ancient variety of cow went by the name Kapila. King Amsuman and the yogic sage Kapila.

CONTENTS

* 1 Biography

* 1.1 Hinduism
Hinduism

* 1.1.1 In Vedic texts * 1.1.2 In the Puranas
Puranas
* 1.1.3 In the Dharmasutras and other texts * 1.1.4 Imagery in the Agamas * 1.1.5 Other descriptions

* 1.2 Jainism
Jainism
* 1.3 Buddhism
Buddhism

* 2 Works

* 3 Teachings

* 3.1 Mahabharata
Mahabharata
* 3.2 Bhagavata Purana
Bhagavata Purana

* 4 Recognition * 5 See also * 6 Notes * 7 References * 8 Sources * 9 External links

BIOGRAPHY

The name Kapila
Kapila
appears in many texts, and it is likely that these names refer to different people. The most famous reference is to the sage Kapila
Kapila
with his student Āsuri, who in the Indian tradition, are considered as the first masters of Sāṅkhya school of Hindu philosophy . While he pre-dates Buddha
Buddha
, it is unclear which century he lived in, with some suggesting 6th-century BCE. Others place him in the 7th century BCE. This places him in the late Vedic period (1500 BCE to 500 BCE), and he has been called a Vedic sage.

Kapila
Kapila
is credited with authoring an influential sutra , called Samkhya-sutra (also called Kapila-sutra), which aphoristically presents the dualistic philosophy of Samkhya. These sutras were explained in another well studied text of Hinduism
Hinduism
called the Samkhyakarika . Beyond the Samkhya
Samkhya
theories, he appears in many dialogues of Hindu
Hindu
texts, such as in explaining and defending the principle of Ahimsa
Ahimsa
(non-violence) in the Mahabharata
Mahabharata
.

HINDUISM

The name Kapila
Kapila
is used for many individuals in Hinduism, few of which may refer to the same person.

In Vedic Texts

The Rigveda
Rigveda
X.27.16 – estimated to have been composed between 1500 and 1200 BCE – mentions Kapila
Kapila
(daśānām ekam kapilam) which the 14th-century Vedic commentator Sayana thought refers to a sage; a view which Chakravarti in 1951 and Larson in 1987 consider unreliable, with Chakravarti suggesting that the word refers to one of the Maruts , while Larson and Bhattacharya state kapilam in that verse means "tawny" or "reddish-brown"; as was also translated by Griffith.

The Śata-piṭaka Series on the Śākhās of the Yajurveda
Yajurveda
– estimated to have been composed between 1200 and 1000 BCE – mention of a Kapila
Kapila
Śākhā situated in the Āryāvarta, which implies a Yajurveda
Yajurveda
school was named after Kapila. The term Kapileya, meaning "clans of Kapila", occurs in the Aitareya Brahmana VII.17 but provides no information on the original Kapila. The pariśiṣṭa (addenda) of the Atharvaveda
Atharvaveda
(at XI.III.3.4) mentions Kapila, Āsuri and Pañcaśikha in connection with a libation ritual for whom tarpana is to be offered. In verse 5.2 of Shvetashvatara Upanishad , states Larson, both the terms Samkhya
Samkhya
and Kapila
Kapila
appear, with Kapila
Kapila
meaning color as well as a "seer" ( Rishi
Rishi
) with the phrase "ṛṣiṃ prasūtaṃ kapilam ... tam agre.."; which when compared to other verses of the Shvetashvatara Upanishad Kapila
Kapila
likely construes to Rudra
Rudra
and Hiranyagarbha. However, Max Muller
Max Muller
is of view that Hiranyagarbha, namely Kapila
Kapila
in this context, varies with the tenor of the Upanishad, was distinct and was later used to link Kapila
Kapila
and assign the authorship of Sankya system to Hiranyagarbha in reverence for the philosophical system.

In The Puranas

Kapila, states George Williams, lived long before the composition of the Epics and the Puranas, and his name was coopted in various later composed mythologies.

* AS AN ASCETIC AND AS SLEEPING VISHNU: In the Brahma Purana , when the evil king Vena abandoned the Vedas, declared that he was the only creator of dharma , and broke all limits of righteousness, and was killed, Kapila
Kapila
advises hermits to churn Vena's thigh from which emerged Nishadas, and his right hand from which Prthu originated who made earth productive again. Kapila
Kapila
and hermits then went to Kapilasangama, a holy place where rivers meet. The Brahma Purana also mentions Kapila
Kapila
in the context of Sagara 's 60,000 sons who looking for their Ashvamedha horse, disturbed Vishnu who was sleeping in the shape of Kapila. He woke up, the brilliance in his eyes burnt all but four of Sagara's sons to ashes, leaving few survivors carrying on the family lineage. * AS VISHNU\'S INCARNATION: The Narada
Narada
Purana enumerates two Kapilas, one as the incarnation of Brahma
Brahma
and another as the incarnation of Vishnu . The Puranas
Puranas
Bhagavata , Brahmanda , Vishnu , Padma , Skanda , Narada
Narada
Purana ; and the Valmiki Ramayana
Ramayana
mentions Kapila
Kapila
is an incarnation of Vishnu . The Padma Purana and Skanda Purana conclusively call him Vishnu himself who descended on earth to disseminate true knowledge. Bhagavata Purana
Bhagavata Purana
calls him Vedagarbha Vishnu. The Vishnusahasranama mentions Kapila
Kapila
as a name of Vishnu. In his commentary on the Sankyasutra, Vijnanabhikshu mentions Kapila, the founder of Sankya system, is Vishnu. Jacobsen suggests Kapila
Kapila
of the Veda, Śramaṇa
Śramaṇa
tradition and the Mahabharata
Mahabharata
is the same person as Kapila
Kapila
the founder of Sankya; and this individual is considered as an incarnation of Vishnu in the Hindu
Hindu
texts. * AS SON OF KARDAMA MUNI: The Book 3 of the Bhagavata Purana
Bhagavata Purana
, states Kapila
Kapila
was the son of Kardama Prajapati
Prajapati
and his wife Devahuti. Kardama was born from Chaya, the reflection of Brahma
Brahma
. Brahma
Brahma
asks Kardama to procreate upon which Kardama goes to the banks of Sarasvati river , practices penance, visualizes Vishnu and is told by Vishnu that Manu , the son of Brahma
Brahma
will arrive there with his wife Shatarupa in search of a groom for their daughter Devahuti. Vishnu advises Kardama to marry Devahuti, and blesses Kardama that he himself will be born as his son. Besides Kapila
Kapila
as their only son, Kardama and Devahuti had nine daughters, namely Kala, Anusuya , Sraddha, Havirbhu, Gita, Kriya, Khyati , Arundhati and Shanti who were married to Marici , Atri
Atri
, Angiras , Pulastya , Pulaha , Kritu, Vashistha
Vashistha
, and Atharvan respectively. H.H.Wilson notes the Bhagavatha adds a third daughter Devahuti to introduce the long legend of Kardama, and of their son Kapila, an account not found elsewhere. Kapila
Kapila
is described, states Daniel Sheridan, by the redactor of the Purana, as an incarnation of the supreme being Vishnu, in order to reinforce the Purana teaching by linking it to the traditional respect to Kapila's Samkhya
Samkhya
in Hinduism. In the Bhagavata Purana, Kapila
Kapila
presents to his mother Devahuti, the philosophy of yoga and theistic dualism. Kapila's Samkhya
Samkhya
is also described through Krishna
Krishna
to Uddhava in Book 11 of the Bhagavata Purana , a passage also known as the " Uddhava Gita ". * AS SON OF KASHYAPA: The Matsya Purana mentions Kapila
Kapila
as the son of Kashyapa
Kashyapa
from his wife Danu , daughter of Daksha Prajapati. Kapila was one among Danu's 100 sons, and her other sons (Kapila's brothers) mentioned in the Vishnu Purana include Dvimurddha, Shankara, Ayomukha, Shankhushiras, Samvara, Ekachakra, Taraka, Vrishaparvan, Svarbhanu, Puloman , Viprachitti and other Danavas . * AS SON OF VITATHA OR BHARADWAJA: In the Brahma Purana and in the Harivamsa
Harivamsa
Kapila
Kapila
was the son of Vitatha. Daniélou translates Vitatha to inaccuracy; and Wilson notes Bharadwaja
Bharadwaja
was also named Vitatha (unprofitable); while he was given in adoption to Bharata. Vishnu Purana notes Bhavanmanyu was the son of Vitatha but Brahma Purana and Harivamsa
Harivamsa
omit this and make Suhotra, Anuhotra, Gaya, Garga, and Kapila
Kapila
the sons of Vitatha. The Brahma Purana differs from other puranas in saying Vitatha was the son of Bharadwaja
Bharadwaja
; and upon the death of Bharata, Bharadwaja
Bharadwaja
installed Vitatha as the king, before leaving for the forest.

In The Dharmasutras And Other Texts

NON-VIOLENCE

Fearlessness to all living beings from my side, Svāhā! —Kapila, Baudhayana Grihya Sutra, 4.16.4 Translators: Jan E. M. Houben, Karel Rijk van Kooij

* AS SON OF PRAHLADA : The Baudhayana Dharmasutra mentions the Asura Kapila
Kapila
was the son of Prahlada in the chapter laying rules for the Vaikhanasas . The section IV.16 of Baudhāyana Gṛhyasūtra mentions Kapila
Kapila
as the one who set up rules for ascetic life. Kapila is credited, in the Baudhayana Dharmasutra, with creating the four Ashrama orders: brahmacharya, grihastha, vanaprastha and sanyassa, and suggesting that renouncer should never injure any living being in word, thought or deed. He is said to have made rules for renouncement of the sacrifices and rituals in the Vedas, and an ascetic's attachment instead to the Brahman
Brahman
. In other Hindu
Hindu
texts such as the Mahabharata, Kapila
Kapila
is again the sage who argues against sacrifices, and for non-violence and an end to cruelty to animals, with the argument that if sacrifices benefited the animal, then logically the family who sacrifices would benefit by a similar death. According to Chaturvedi, in a study of inscriptions of Khajuraho temples, the early Samkhya
Samkhya
philosophers were possibly disciples of female teachers.

Imagery In The Agamas

Kapila's imagery is depicted with a beard, seated in padmāsana with closed eyes indicating dhyāna, with a jaṭā-maṇḍala around the head, showing high shoulders indicating he was greatly adept in controlling breath, draped in dear skin, wearing the yagñopavīta, with a kamaṇḍalu near him, with one hand placed in front of the crossed legs, and feet marked with lines resembling outline of a lotus. This Kapila
Kapila
is identified with Kapila
Kapila
the founder of Sāṅkhya system; while the Vaikhānasasāgama gives somewhat varying description. The Vaikhānasasāgama places Kapila
Kapila
as an āvaraņadēvāta and allocates the south-east corner of the first āvaraņa. As the embodiment of the Vedas
Vedas
his image is seated facing east with eight arms; of which four on the right should be in abhaya mudra, the other three should carry the Chakra, Khaḍga, Hala; one left hand is to rest on the hip in the kațyavarlambita pose and other three should carry the Ṡaṅkha, Pāśa and Daṇḍa.

Other Descriptions

* The name Kapila
Kapila
is sometimes used as an epithet for Vasudeva
Vasudeva
with Vasudeva
Vasudeva
having incarnated in the place named Kapila. * Pradyuma assumed the form of Kapila
Kapila
when he became free from desire of worldly influences. * Kapila
Kapila
is as one of the seven Dikpalas with the other 6 being Dharma, Kala, Vasu, Vasuki, Ananta. * The Jayakhya Samhita of 5th century AD alludes to the Chaturmukha Vishnu of Kashmir and mentions Vishnu with Varaha, Nrsimha and Kapila defeated the asuras who appeared before them in zoomorphic forms with Nrsimha and Varaha
Varaha
posited to be incarnations of Vishnu and Kapila respectively. * In the Vamana
Vamana
Purana, the Yakshas were sired by Kapila
Kapila
with his consort Kesini who was from the Khasa class; though the epics attribute the origin of Yakshas to a cosmic egg or to the sage Pulastya; while other puranas posit Kashyapa
Kashyapa
as the progenitor of Yakshas with his consort Vishva or Khasha. * In some puranas, Kapila
Kapila
is also mentioned as a female, a daughter of Khaśā and a Rākșasī, after whom came the name Kāpileya gaņa. In the Mahabharat, Kapila
Kapila
was a daughter of Daksha and having married Kashyapa
Kashyapa
gave birth to the Brahmanas, Kine, Gandharvas and Apsaras.

JAINISM

Kapila
Kapila
is mentioned in chapter VIII of the Uttaradhyayana-sutra, states Larson and Bhattacharya, where a discourse of poetical verses is titled as Kaviliyam, or "Kapila's verses".

The name Kapila
Kapila
appears in Jaina texts. For example, in the 12th century Hemacandra 's epic poem on Jain elders, Kapila
Kapila
appears as a Brahmin
Brahmin
who converted to Jainism
Jainism
during the Nanda Empire
Nanda Empire
era.

According to Jnatadharmakatha, Kapila
Kapila
was a contemporary of Krishna and the Vasudeva
Vasudeva
of Dhatakikhanda. The text further mentions that both of them blew their shankha (counch) together.

BUDDHISM

Buddhists literature, such as the Jataka tales , state the Buddha
Buddha
was Kapila
Kapila
in one of his previous lives.

Scholars have long compared and associated the teachings of Kapila and Buddha. For example, Max Muller
Max Muller
wrote (abridged),

There are no doubt certain notions which Buddha
Buddha
shares in common, not only with Kapila, but with every Hindu
Hindu
philosopher. (...) It has been said that Buddha
Buddha
and Kapila
Kapila
were both atheists, and that Buddha borrowed his atheism from Kapila. But atheism is an indefinite term, and may mean very different things. In one sense, every Indian philosopher was an atheist, for they all perceived that the gods of the populace could not claim the attributes that belong to a Supreme Being (Absolute, the source of all that exists or seems to exist, Brahman
Brahman
). (...) Kapila, when accused of atheism, is not accused of denying the existence of an Absolute Being. He is accused of denying the existence of an Ishvara
Ishvara
. —  Max Muller
Max Muller
et al., Studies in Buddhism
Buddhism

Max Muller
Max Muller
states the link between the more ancient Kapila's teachings on Buddha
Buddha
can be overstated. This confusion is easy, states Muller, because Kapila's first sutra in his classic Samkhya-sutra, "the complete cessation of pain, which is of three kinds, is the highest aim of man", sounds like the natural inspiration for Buddha. However, adds Muller, the teachings on how to achieve this, by Kapila and by Buddha, are very different.

As Buddhist art often depicts Vedic deities, one can find art of both Narayana and Kapila
Kapila
as kings within a Buddhist temple, along with statues of Buddhist figures such as Amitabha, Maitreya, and Vairocana.

In Chinese Buddhism, the Buddha
Buddha
directed the Yaksha Kapila
Kapila
and fifteen daughters of Devas to become the patrons of China.

WORKS

The following works were authored by Kapila, some of which are lost, and known because they are mentioned in other works; while few others are unpublished manuscripts available in libraries stated:

* Manvadi Shrāddha - mentioned by Rudradeva in Pakayajna Prakasa. * Dṛṣṭantara Yoga
Yoga
- also named Siddhāntasāra available at Madras Oriental Manuscripts Library. * Kapilanyayabhasa - mentioned by Alberuni in his works. * Kapila
Kapila
Purana - referred to by Sutasamhita and Kavindracharya. Available at Sarasvati Bhavana Library, Varanasi. * Kapila
Kapila
Samhita - there are 2 works by the same name. One is the samhita quoted in the Bhagavatatatparyanirnaya and by Viramitrodaya in Samskaras. Another is the Samhita detailing pilgrim centers of Orissa. * Kapilasutra - Two books, namely the Samkya Pravacana Sutra
Sutra
and the Tattvasamasasutra, are jointly known as Kapilasutra. Bhaskararaya refers to them in his work Saubhagya-bhaskara. * Kapila
Kapila
Stotra - Chapters 25 to 33 of the third khanda of the Bhagavata Mahapurana are called Kapila
Kapila
Stotra. * Kapila
Kapila
Smriti
Smriti
- Available in the work Smriti-Sandarbha, a collection of Smritis, from Gurumandal Publications. * Kapilopanishad - Mentioned in the Anandasrama list at 4067 (Anandasrama 4067). * Kapila
Kapila
Gita - also known as Dṛṣṭantasara or Siddhāntasāra. * Kapila
Kapila
Pancharatra - also known as Maha Kapila
Kapila
Pancharatra. Quoted by Raghunandana in Saṃskāra Mayukha.

Ayurveda books mentioning Kapila's works are:

* Vagbhatta mentions Kapila's views in chapter 20 of Sutrasthana. * Nischalakara mentions Kapila's views in his commentary on Chikitsa Sangraha. * Kapila's views are quoted in Ayurvedadipika. * The Kavindracharya list at 987 mentions a book named Kapila Siddhanta Rasayana. * Hemadri quotes Kapila's views in Ashtangahradaya (16th verse) of the commentary Ayurveda Rasayana. * Sarvadarsanasamgraha (Sarva-darśana-saṃgraha) mentions Kapila's views on Raseśvara school of philosophy.

TEACHINGS

Kapila's Samkhya
Samkhya
is taught in various Hindu
Hindu
texts:

MAHABHARATA

* " Kapila
Kapila
said, "Acts only cleanse the body. Knowledge, however, is the highest end (for which one strives). 5 When all faults of the heart are cured (by acts), and when the felicity of Brahma
Brahma
becomes established in knowledge, benevolence, forgiveness, tranquillity, compassion, truthfulness, and candour, abstention from injury, absence of pride, modesty, renunciation, and abstention from work are attained. These constitute the path that lead to Brahma. By those one attains to what is the Highest." (Book 12: Santi Parva: Mokshadharma Parva: Section CCLXX, p. 270–271). * "Bhishma said (to Yudhishthira ), 'Listen, O slayer of foes! The Sankhyas or followers of Kapila, who are conversant with all paths and endued with wisdom, say that there are five faults, O puissant one, in the human body. They are Desire and Wrath and Fear and Sleep and Breath. These faults are seen in the bodies of all embodied creatures. Those that are endued with wisdom cut the root of wrath with the aid of Forgiveness. Desire is cut off by casting off all purposes. By cultivation of the quality of Goodness (Sattwa) sleep is conquered, and Fear is conquered by cultivating Heedfulness. Breath is conquered by abstemiousness of diet. (Book 12: Santi Parva: Part III, Section CCCII.)

BHAGAVATA PURANA

* "My appearance in this world is especially to explain the philosophy of Sankhya, which is highly esteemed for self-realization by those desiring freedom from the entanglement of unnecessary material desires. This path of self-realization, which is difficult to understand, has now been lost in the course of time. Please know that I have assumed this body of Kapila
Kapila
to introduce and explain this philosophy to human society again." (3.24.36–37) * "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." (3.25.16)

RECOGNITION

Kapila, the founder of Samkhya, has been a highly revered sage in various schools of Hindu
Hindu
philosophy. Gaudapada
Gaudapada
(~500 CE), a Advaita Vedanta
Vedanta
scholar, in his Bhasya called Kapila
Kapila
as one of the seven great sages along with Sanaka, Sananda, Sanatana, Asuri, Vodhu and Pancasikha. Vyasa
Vyasa
, the Yoga
Yoga
scholar, in his Yogasutra -bhasya wrote Kapila
Kapila
to be the "primal wise man, or knower".

SEE ALSO

* Prahlada * Narada
Narada
* Vyasa
Vyasa
* Bhakti yoga
Bhakti yoga
* Samkhya
Samkhya
* Kapila Theertham * Kaul Village * Kalayat

NOTES

* ^ dashAnAmekaM kapilaM samAnaM taM hinvanti kratavepAryAya garbhaM mAtA sudhitaM vakSaNAsvavenantantuSayantI bibharti Translated by Griffith as: One of the ten, the tawny, shared in common, they send to execute their final purpose. The Mother carries on her breast the Infant of noble form and soothes it while it knows not. * ^ Quote from Chakravarti's work: These Kapileyas are the clans of Kapila, but who was the original Kapila, we cannot know; for the text does not supply us with any further data. In his article on the Śākhās of the Yajurveda, Dr. Raghuvira acquaints us with one Kapila
Kapila
Śākhā that was situated in the Āryāvarta. But we do not know anything else as regards the Kapila
Kapila
with whom the said branch was associated. Further in the khilas of the Rgveda, one Kapila is mentioned along with some other sages. But the account of all these Kapilas is very meagre and hence cannot be much estimated in discussing the attitude of Sāṃkhya Kapila
Kapila
towards the Vedas. Though the Sāṃkhya vehemently criticises the Vedic sacrifices, but thereby it does not totally set aside the validity of the Vedas. In that case it is sure to fall under the category of the nāstika philosophy and could not exercise so much influence upon the orthodox minds; for it is well known that most of the branches of orthodox literature are more or less replete with the praise of Samkhya". * ^ The pariśiṣṭa to each Veda were composed after the Veda; Atharvaveda
Atharvaveda
itself estimated to have been composed by about 1000 BCE. * ^ In Vedic texts, Asura refers to any spiritual or divine being. Later, the meaning of Asura contrasts with Deva.

* ^ Baudhayana Dharma
Dharma
Sutra, Prasna II, Adhyaya 6, Kandika 11, Verses 1 to 34: 14. A hermit is he who regulates his conduct entirely according to the Institutes proclaimed by Vikhanas.(...) 28. With reference to this matter they quote also (the following passage): 'There was, forsooth, an Âsura, Kapila
Kapila
by name, the son of Prahlâda. Striving with the gods, he made these divisions. A wise man should not take heed of them.' * ^ The Baudhayana Dharmasutra Prasna II, Adyaya 6, Kandiaka 11, Verses 26 to 34 dissuade the Vaikhanasas from sacrificial ritual works in the Vedas. * ^ Quote from p. 49–51: Of course, the Panchatantrikas accorded a place of honour to Kapila
Kapila
who was designated muni and paramarishi, and even identified with Narayana. The original concept of Kapila, the asura exponent of one of the oldest systems of philosophy is, however, preserved in the present inscription. (...) The Rūpamaņḍana and Aparājittapŗichha accounts of the deity mention a female face instead of Kapila
Kapila
which has puzzled scholars. In this connection, it may be pointed out that in the Mahabharata, Pañcaśīkha the disciple of Āsuri has been called Kapileya. He was so named because he was fed on the breast-milk of a brahmana lady, Kapila. According to Chattopadhyaya, "We have to take the story of Kapila
Kapila
breast-feeding Panchasikha ina figurative sense and if we do so the myth might suggest the story of an original female preceptor of the Samkhya system." * ^ Section LXV of the Sambhava Parva of the Mahabharat states: The daughters of Daksha are, O tiger among men and prince of the Bharata race, Aditi, Diti, Danu, Kala, Danayu, Sinhika, Krodha, Pradha, Viswa, Vinata, Kapila, Muni, and Kadru ... The Brahmanas, kine, Gandharvas, and Apsaras, were born of Kapila
Kapila
as stated in the Purana.

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