Abstract: Ancient India produced great saints who were not only embedded with power of cognition of the mysteries of the universe, but also were of great intellectual calibre and moral uprightness. They were role models for thousands of people to follow. Although many schools were based on Vedic principles, some great thinkers opposed the authority of Vedas. Such people were generally called atheists or nästikas.
Cärväkas, Jains and Buddhists were considered as nästikas. But there are many differences of opinion among them with regard to soul, Karma theory, and so on. In this paper a short note on the view of Jains on the jévas (souls) is presented.