Bṛhaspati

Other denominations:
Philosophical tradition: Cārvāka, Lokāyata
Worktitles: Bārhaspatyasūtra, Lokāyatasūtra



Prosopographical information about Bṛhaspati in primary sources


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Fragments attributed to Bṛhaspati


Fragment 2727
1.1 athātas tattvaṃ vyākhyāsyāmaḥ 1.2 pṛthivyāpastejovāyur iti tattvāni 1.3 tatsamudāye śarīrendriyaviṣayasaṃjñaḥ 1.4 tebhyaś caitanyam 1.5 kiṇvādibhyo madaśaktivat 1.6 caitanyaviśiṣṭaḥ kāyaḥ puruṣaḥ 1.7 śarīrād eva 1.8 śarīre bhāvāt 1.9 jalabudbudavaj jīvāḥ 2.1 janmavaicitryabhedāj jagad api vicitram 2.2 mayūracandrakavat 3.1 pratyakṣam (ekam) eva pramāṇam 3.2 pramāṇasyāgauṇatvād anumānād arthaniścayo durlabhaḥ 4.1 paralokasiddhau pramāṇābhāvāt 4.2 paralokino ’bhāvāt paralokābhāvaḥ 4.3 paralokicaitanyaṃ niravayavatvāt 5.1 dharmo na kāryaḥ 5.2 tadupadeśeṣu na pratyetavyam

Author(s): Bṛhaspati
Sources: Bhattacharya 2002 603-605

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Fragment 7275
mahāmohaḥ: (...) nāsti paralokaḥ. – mr̥tyur evāpavargaḥ.

Author(s): Bṛhaspati
Sources: PCU 71,1


Fragment 7285
mahāmohaḥ (...) – arthakāmau puruṣārthau

Author(s): Bṛhaspati
Sources: PCU 70,7


Report 7294
cārvākaḥ: vatsa, jānāsi – daṇḍanītir eva vidyā. atraiva vārtāntarbhavati. dhūrtapralāpas trayī.

Author(s): Bṛhaspati
Sources: PCU 71,5f


Fragment 7303
mahāmohaḥ (...) (vicintya, saślāgham): sarvathā lokāyatam eva śāstraṃ yatra – pratyakṣam eva pramāṇam.

Author(s): Bṛhaspati
Sources: PCU p. 70,6f


Fragment 9332
athātas tattvaṃ vyākhyāsyāmaḥ

Author(s): Bṛhaspati
Sources: TUS 1,10f; TUS (1) 1,11; NM I 100,8; NMGBh I 100,20

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Fragment 9421
idam eva cetasi samāropya uktam – śarīrād eva – iti br̥haspatiḥ

Author(s): Bṛhaspati
Sources: TUS 88,9

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Fragment 9494
yady evam, katham uktam ācāryeṇa lokāyatam adhikṛtya -- sa khalu – pratyakṣam pramāṇam nānumānam – iti bruvāṇah

Author(s): Bṛhaspati
Sources: UBhPK 668,19


Fragment 9536
idam evaṃ cetasi samāropyāha bhagavān brhaspatiḥ – paralokino 'bhāvāt paralokābhāvaḥ

Author(s): Bṛhaspati
Sources: TUS 88,11f


Report 11972
tad etat sarvaṃ br̥haspatināpy uktam – na svargo nāpavargo vā naivātmā pāralaukikaḥ /
naiva varṇāśramādīnāṃ kriyāś ca phaladāyikāḥ // 12 //
agnihotraṃ trayo vedās tridaṇḍaṃ bhasmaguṇṭhanam /
buddhipauruṣahīnānāṃ jīvikā dhātr̥nirmitā // 13 //
paśuś cen nihataḥ svargaṃ jyotiṣṭome gamiṣyati /
svapitā yajamānena tatra kasmān na hiṃsyate // 14 //
mr̥gānām api jantūnāṃ śrāddhaṃ cet tr̥ptikāraṇam /
nirvāṇasya pradīpasya snehaḥ saṃvardhayec chikhām // 15 //
gacchatām iha jantūnāṃ vyarthaṃ pātheyakalpanam /
gehasthakr̥taśrāddhena pathi tr̥ptir avāritā // 16 //
svargasthitā yadā tr̥ptiṃ gaccheyus tatra dānataḥ /
prāsādasyoparisthānām atra kasmān na dīyate // 17 //
yāvaj jīvet sukhaṃ jīved r̥ṇaṃ kr̥tvā ghr̥taṃ pibet /
bhasmībhūtasya dehasya punarāgamanaṃ kutaḥ // 18 //
yadi gacchet paraṃ lokaṃ dehād eṣa vinirgataḥ /
kasmād bhūyo na cāyāti bandhusnehasamākulaḥ // 19 //
tataś ca jīvanopāyo brāhmaṇair vihitas tv iha /
mr̥tānāṃ pretakāryāṇi na tv anyad vidyate kvacit // 20 //
trayo vedasya kartāro bhaṇḍadhūrtaniśācarāḥ /
jarbharīturpharītyādi paṇḍitānāṃ vacaḥ smr̥tam // 21 //
aśvasyātra hi śiśnaṃ tu patnīgrāhyaṃ prakīrtitam /
bhaṇḍais tadvat paraṃ caiva grāhyajātaṃ prakīrtitam /
māṃsānāṃ khādanaṃ tadvan niśācarasamīritam // 22 // iti /
tasmād bahūnāṃ prāṇinām anugrahārthaṃ cārvākamatam āśrayaṇīyam iti ramaṇīyam //


Author(s): Bṛhaspati
Sources: SDS (2) 17-20

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