Ajivika

an ascetic sect that emerged in India about the same time as Buddhism and Jainism and that lasted until the 14th century; the name may mean ... [3 related articles]
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Ajivika

Ajivika (äjē'viku) , religious sect of medieval India, once of major importance. The Ajivikas were an ascetic, atheistic, anti-Brahmanical community whose pessimistic doctrines are related to those of Jainism. Its founder, Gosala (d. c.484 B.C.), was, it is said, a friend of Mahavira,...
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