The Charvaka denies the fatalism of the priest



The Charvaka1 believes that nature2 alone and not a supernatural agent3 determines the ground state4 of an individual though leaving him/her the flexibility5 to change/arrange his/her responses6 at the personal level.7


The Charvaka rejects the priests’8 claim that an individual’s life is pre-determined, that is to say, fated by a supernatural agency.9


Furthermore, the Charvaka rejects the priests’ claim to speak for or intercede with a supernatural agency.10







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1.     To wit: the naturalist (or pantheist who chooses to believe that Nature = God).

2.     As apprehended via sense perception (i.e. by digital data acquisition) and formalised and so identified by the brain (i.e. the Bio-Nav)  

3.     i.e. alleged by the priest ( such as St Augustine et al) to operate beyond sense perception, hence unnatural.

4.     i.e. species determined limitations.

5.     Indeed autarky.

6.     i.e. his/her life

7.     Meaning that an individual is born with the freedom and capacity to decide her destiny (i.e. life) at the personal, i.e. local level in order to increase her survival (i.e. as the ‘fittest’) and so complete her natural function.

8.     Here ‘priests’ refer to caste Brahmins and the priests of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The latter falsely claim that ‘grace’ (or the ‘will of God/Allah) alone decides an individual’s fate in this life.

9.     The purpose of the abject fatalism propounded by the priest (of the supernatural) is to sustain the (political) status quo (that benefits the priest) by removing the personal freedom of the individual to change his/her life for the better.

10.    By rejecting those claims the individual emancipates herself from the tyranny and exploitation of priestly rule.