Posted: Jul 20, 2011 12:52 pm
by cavarka9
Also, in specific Amartya Sen quotes this , from the very beginning of the text. Sarva Darshana Samagraha
First chapter: Charvaka

We have said in our preliminary invocation "salution to Siva,the abode of eternal knowledge,the storehouse of supreme felicity".
But how can we attribut to the Divine Being the giving of supreme felicity, when such a notion has been utterly abolished by Charvaka, the crest-gem of atheistical school,the follower of the doctrine of Brihaspathi?. The efforts of Charvaka are indeed hard to be eradicated,for the majority of living beings hold by the current refrain-

While life is your,live joyously;
None can escape Death's searching eye:
When once this frame of ours they burn,
How shall it ever again return?

The mass of men, in accordance with the Sastras of
policy and enjoyment, considering wealth and desire the
only ends of man, and denying the existence of any object
belonging to a future world, are found to follow only the
doctrine of Charvaka. Hence another name for that
school is Lokayata, a name well accordant with the
thing signified.
In this school the four elements, earth, &c., are the
original principles; from these alone, when transformed
into the body, intelligence is produced, just as the in
ebriating power is developed from the mixing of certain
ingredients ; l and when these are destroyed, intelligence at
once perishes also. They quote the Sruti for this [Brihad
Arany. Up. ii. 4, 12], "Springing forth from these ele
ments, itself solid knowledge, it is destroyed when they
are destroyed, after death no intelligence remains." * ... t_djvu.txt