Cārvāka school as in Ṣaḍdarśanasamuccaya of Haribhadrasūri
Author(s): Dr. V Yamuna Devi
Abstract:Darçana in Sanskrit is the term denoting philosophy which means spiritual perception of that which helps in the acquisition of knowledge. Ñaòdarçanasamuccaya of Haribhadrasüri is the earliest available compendium on six important schools of Indian philosophy. According to Haribhadrasüri the Cärväka school of philosophy alone is designated as the nästika since the Cärväka do not believe in Vedas and God. They believe only in pratyakña pramäëa– what is seen and they are materialistic in their outlook. The present article shall highlight the important features of the Cärväka school of philosophy as elaborated by Ñaòdarçanasamuccaya.