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Hinduism is a religious tradition that originated in the Indian subcontinent. Hinduism is often referred to as Sanatana Dharma by its practitioners, a Sanskrit phrase meaning "the eternal law". Dr. Radhakrishnan notes: "Hinduism is not just a faith. It is the union of reason and intuition that can not be defined but is only to be experienced. Evil and error are not ultimate. There is no Hell, for that means there is a place where God is not, and there are sins which exceed his love".

O excellent King! I have so far recounted unto you the essence of the philosophy of Saamkhya. Now listen to me, and understand Vidya and Avidya in the proper order.
The relationship between the two, the Imperishable and the Perishable, is to be wished for. It is essential that there should be a relationship between a woman and a man.
Thus, owing to the state of being unenlightened, the soul, devoid of Knowledge and enlightenment, proceeds from one physical body to thousands of bodies. Therefore, it does not differ in the course of its transmigration.
What is it that is called Imperishable, from which that does not return again? O great Sage! We ask you about the distinction between the Perishable and the Imperishable in order to understand it correctly.
This practice of yoga, the path of yoga, that has been approved of by dignified persons, O leading Brahmin, has been well narrated to us.
O Brahmin! O excellent Sage! It behooves you to relate to us the respective peculiarities of Saamkhya and Yoga. O Sage! Conversant with virtue, everything is known to you!
Sattva creates gunas and the Kshetrajna presides over them. It is all but natural that Sattva creates these gunas. Just as the spider weaves its web, so also Sattva creates gunas.
Should the Vedic injunction be ‘Perform rites and renounce them’? Whither do they go by means of Vidya (learning), and what do they (the performers) attain to by means of holy rites?
O Sage! O excellent Brahmin! We are not satiated imbibing the verbal nectar coming out of the ocean of your mouth.
Now tell us the yoga which is an antidote to the contact with miseries. On understanding it, we shall come in unison with the unchanging Purushottama (the Eternal Supreme Soul).