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    Re: Samkhya Karika on Charvaka

    This is indeed the translation I have.
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    Re: Samkhya Karika on Charvaka

    Yes, one of the first few aphorisms of Samkhyakarika.
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    Re: Samkhya Karika on Charvaka

    I would say it depends on ontology and definition. For instance, the Nyaya attempts to prove the existence of a self by:

    (a)Identifying all possible substances.
    (b)Identifying all possible...
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    Re: Samkhya Karika on Charvaka

    Hello Shuddhasattva:



    How is the extra-perceptual known?

    I think Advaita takes recourse to the following syllogism:

    P1: Whatever is perceived is unreal, like a dream.
    P2: When awake, we...
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    Re: Samkhya Karika on Charvaka

    Yes. I also thought that they insisted that belief in induction [invariable concomittance between smoke and fire, etc.] cannot be justified until all instances of smoke and fire can be perceived -...
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    Re: Samkhya Karika on Charvaka

    Agreed on the fact that we do not have the original texts of the Charvakas. All that we DO know about them are the "refutations" by other Dharmic schools - including Jaina and Bauddha schools.

    How...
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    Samkhya Karika on Charvaka

    Hello all:

    On my reading list currently is Samkhya Karika. This is a collection of aphorisms/sutras that expound the Samkhya philosophy.

    I came across another interesting/somewhat humourous...
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