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Are there any nastika schools of thought in Hindu philosophy? what are they?

Tags: hindu philosophy, religion & spirituality, nastika schools
Asked by sudhakar kuruvada, 19 Mar '13 06:38 pm
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Hindu philosophy is traditionally divided into six stika scools of thought which accept the Vedas as supreme revealed scriptures. Three other nstika ("heterodox") schools don't draw upon the Vedas as the sole primary authoritative text, but may emphasise other traditions of thought.
The nstika schools are (in chronological order):
Crvka
Jainism
Buddhism
Answered by LIPSIKA, 19 Mar '13 06:43 pm

 
  
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Atheism in Hinduism can be traced to the hymns of the Rig Veda and the early Upanishads. Among the various schools of Hindu philosophy, Mimamsa, Samkhya, Crvka, and jvika evolved atheistic traditions. While Samkhya rejected the idea of an eternal, self-caused, creator God, Mimamsa argued that the Vedas could not have been authored by a deity.
Hindu atheists accept Hinduism more as a "way of life" than a religion. They are unlike other Hindus in their religious outlook, but they share the same cultural and moral values
Source: wikipedia
Answered by Josna, 19 Mar '13 07:26 pm

 
  
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Atheism can be traced to the very roots of Hinduism. Actually, atheism is valid in Hinduism. Swami Brahmananda and Savarkar were prominent atheists.
Answered by Rahim Bahrain, 19 Mar '13 06:48 pm

 
  
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