Shree Kapila Acharya
The Father of Patterns
He introduced patterns (five-pattern) to explain the Cosmic secrets to the highest intellectuals to the simple layman and a child. He is the founder of the first School for learning in Kashi, Vaaranasi, India.
Modern scientific method is a logical approach in solving problems by observing and collecting data, formulating hypothesis, testing hypothesis and formulating theories that are supported by data. Scientists then attempt to find relationships and patterns from the data (Reference- Modern Chemistry- by Raymond E. Davis , Regina Frey, Mickey Sarquis, Jerry L. Sarquis, Holt, Renehart, Winston Publisher-2006.ISBN- 0-03-073546-7 (page 29-30)
Kapilacharya like ancient Rishis used a different approach of not relying on the senses collected data. This is the greatest contribution of mankind because, the sensorial data is very biased in its measurements and heance we see scientific theories disproved when sophisticated and subtler means of collecting data are discovered. This is not the problem of the ancient Indian scientific approach (Universal Selftual Pattern - 2015).
His Samkya method of viewing (Darshana) and understanding Vedic supreme knowledge, was used by Sree-Krishna in Bhagavad Gita and other highest Conscious people. Overtime, this five-pattern method was expanded into Ashtanga-Yoga by Sage Patanjali. Again after many years, this great knowledge was simplified into other views like Nyaya, Vaiseshika, Mimamsa and Vedanta.
Unfortunately, we now have the Vedic knowledge completely diluted and mis interpreted from the Samkhya method. Uni5 is a renewal of understanding this knolwedge for living a peaceful and meaningful and happy life.
He gave this pattern based teaching to efficiently teach complexity of the life. His mother Devahuti was his first student. He taught the Unifying pattern first to his mother, which latter called as Samkhya (to unify or integrate) Philosophy. The teaching was given when his mother expressed inspite of all material comforts, she still feels incomplete in life.
The Samkhya school is wrongly considered as dualistic and atheistic. It is called as dualistic because it differentiates Consciousness from Energy. It is atheistic because he denies the existance of a personal God.
After that he established the first Gurukula school system of teaching the patterns in five years from age of 8 to 13. This continued as a the teacher-student-heritage (Guru-Shishya parampara).
Buddhist sources present Kapila as a well-known philosopher whose students built the city of Kapilavastu, according to one tradition the birthplace of the Buddha. Birth place of Kapilacharya is Pat Jhelda.Rarh.
Sources - Wikipedia
The Samkhya system is an exponent of an evolutionary theory of matter beginning with primordial Energy. In evolution, (Functional) Prakriti is transformed and differentiated into multiplicity of forms or objects.
Evolution culminates in dissolution. In dissolution the physical existence of all the worldly objects returns to Prakriti, the undifferentiated, primordial Energy. This is the cycle of evolution and dissolution, which is very similar to the modern Science.
The twenty-four constituents
Samkhya theorizes that Prakriti is the source of the perceived world of creation. It is pluoripotent that evolves itself successively into twenty four tattvas or principles. The evolution itself is possible because Prakriti is self-driven by ints own inherent pressure or nature (Gunas) :–
- Sattva – a quality of primordial un-differentiated potential to dynamically flow into vairety. This is symbolized as white.
- Rajas – a quality of dynamic activity, symbolized as red;
- Tamas – a quality of rest (lethargy) which is totally densed Energy and so symbolized as black.
(Source: The above is from wikipedia)
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Places of Kapila Maharishi (Muni, Acharya) in india
1. Siddhabari, Siddhbari, Himachal pradesh, place where Kapila Rishi gave the teachings to his mother Devahuti.
Sidhbari : A village located 6km from Dharamshala near Yol Cantonment and a place of historical spiritual significance. Attractions around Sidhbari include the Kapila Muni Cave, Chinmaya Ashram,
2. Kolayat Fair