Is Samkhya theistic or athiestic philosophy?

1. My reading of both Swami Vivekananda and Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru is limited.

2. Kapil of Bhagvata Purana who commented on three bodies: physical, subtle and gross: is a theist.

3. Kapil of ‘Discovery of India,’ written by Nehru which I got to read in this library is an atheist. Like Jainism and Buddhism the Samkhya is atheistic philosophy.

4. I came across Atmatatva written by Swami Vivekananda and published by Ramakrishna Ashrama, Dhantoli, Nagpur.

5. Here he tells about Indian philosophies on page number two: classifying Samkhya as theistic philosophy.

6. Swami Vivekanand had a photographic memory.

7. Discovery of India is a classic.

8. Samkhya can’t be both theistic and atheistic.

9. Would any learned readers of this blog elucidate?

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