Who Are the lokāyatika brāhmaṇas?
The paper seeks to identify the lokāyatika brāhmaṇas mentioned in the Tipiṭaka and concludes, after comparing a reference to the lokāyatika brāhmaṇa in the Rāmāyaṇa, that the word lokāyatika in both the contexts refers to an argumentative brāhmaṇa, not a materialist.
Keywords: Lokāyata. Lokāyatika brāhmaṇas. Materialism.
Language: enSubmitted: Nov. 16, 2015