Sāṃkhya is a philosophical tradition known for its distinct method of inquiry based on enumerating the contents of experience and existence. The tradition is thought to be one of the oldest originating in South Asia, with many of its ideas and theories having widespread influence, particularly in philosophical debates occurring throughout the 1st millennium CE. Despite its prevalence, various aspects of Sāṃkhya remain understudied, such as the tradition’s broader epistemological views. My study fills part of this scholarly gap by exploring how the concept of jñāna, identified by the tradition as being central to obtaining freedom from the cycle of rebirth, developed in the Sāṃkhya textual tradition. In this presentation, I discuss my progress so far, with particular attention on my findings during the translation process.

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