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Who Are the lokāyatika brāhmaṇas? 

Ramkrishna Bhattacharya    Pavlov Institute, Calcutta, India    

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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.

Accettato
04 Marzo 2016
Presentato
16 Novembre 2015
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EN

Keywords: MaterialismLokāyataLokāyatika brāhmaṇas

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