13-Jan-2012, 01:58 PM
(09-Jan-2012, 02:54 PM)Madhukar Kulkarni Wrote: Kapil muni was the first known atheist in India. His school of thought was known as Samkhya. The samkhyas did not believe in the existsnce of god and believed that the universe was not god's creation but it has existed since time imemmorial Sanhkhyas had created a vast philosophy of their own and were very respected by the vaidic religion. Lord Krishna describes himself as"I am the Kapila among the siddhas" in Geeta..
There is such a fundamental difference between Carvaka (heavy emphasis on direct perception) and Samkya (Some things cannot be perceived, just have to accept them) that I don't see how Samkya is relevant to this thread. Carvaka doesn't just mean non-belief in a creator god. Anyone who has read this entire thread would have noticed that. Please don't post offtopic comments.