With reference to the history of philosophical thoughts in India, consider the following statements regarding Sankhya school:
- 1. Sankhya does not accept the theory of rebirth or transmigration of soul.
- 2. Sankhya holds that it is the self-knowledge that leads to liberation and not any exterior influence or agent.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
- 1 only
- 2 only
- Both 1 and 2
- Neither 1 nor 2
Sankhya regards human existence as seat of intense suffering. Ignorance is regarded as the root cause of this suffering and bondage. Sankhya offers a way out of this suffering by means of discriminative knowledge.
The correct option is B.