Verse 1: An Old Beginning

I have chosen to begin sharing this inquiry into Samkhya on this equinox day of spring 2021. I don’t remember exactly when I settled into it, either late November or early December (2020). However, as you can read in the introduction, this is really an inquiry that begun over a decade ago but never really took off … until now. I think that somewhere around verse 11 I started to feel that I was settling comfortably into the text and the process I’ve been following.

Now, as I am about to begin sharing this inquiry publicly, I am wondering about all the human beings who, over centuries, have sat down with their teachers and encountered the opening word: suffering!

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