Jnana-Yoga - 4.20.

31/01/2017.

CHAPTER IV
MAYA AND THE EVOLUTION OF THE CONCEPTION OF GOD-20.

Then, there were the Charvakas, who preached horrible things, the most rank, undisguised materialism, such as in the nineteenth century they dare not openly preach.

These Charvakas were allowed to preach from temple to temple, and city to city, that religion was all nonsense, that it was priest - craft, that the Vedas were the words and writings of fools, rogues, and demons, and that there was neither God nor an eternal soul.

If there was a soul, why did it not come back after death drawn by the love of wife and child.

Their idea was that if there was a soul it must still love after death, and want good things to eat and nice dress.

Yet no one hurt these Charvakas.

Swami Vivekananda
To be continued ..


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