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Ajit Kesakambala

( Indian philosopher-materialist)

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Ajit KESAKAMBALA (Pali Ajita Kesakambala), Indian philosopher-materialist shramanskogo period lived, judging by some of the instructions in the Buddhist sources and modern dating of the Buddha's life (5. BC), in 6.5 cc. BC, one of the senior thinkers of the group of six 'dissident' teachers whose views are set out in Samannaphala-Sutta Pali Canon. The only source of reliable knowledge about the world Ajit Kesakambala considered sensual experience, ironically on the perceptions of extrasensory 'speculation'. Any living creature (including man) - a combination of four material elements (earth, water, fire, wind) and space in which individual components are returned after the death of. The individual is destroyed before the end, the only real sacrifice - cremation. Intangible beginning, 'unborn beings' (gods) and other world are denied, along with the value of action, rejecting the norms of religion and morality. Mentioned the usefulness of virtue - verbiage. Despite the simplicity of the concept Ajit, . he already noted the beginnings can be extremely popular throughout the Indian philosophy, the model of two levels of truth (satyadvaya): 'mother' and 'father', . 'Brahmins' and 'shramany' and all other creatures observed, . as well as the 'visible world' are located at only empirical truth (as immaterial - just a phantom), . and real, . proper, . only combinations of four material elements,
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Views, which favor spokesman Ajit, were shramansky period of very widespread, including in the higher strata of society. This is evidenced, . example, . Piasa-suttanta, . included in the same Digha-Nika, . where radical materialist views (reportedly even trying to establish the existence of the soul by experimentation - through the dismemberment of corpses) are attributed Piasa aristocrat (a Buddhist image of the king Koshaly Prasenadzhita, . undergone, . perhaps, . the influence of thinkers like Ajit), . in the famous poem Aе?vaghoА¦ёa Buddha's life such views shared by some courtiers, . trying to avert the Buddha from leaving the world, . because they have no value fruits acts.,


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