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ANONYMOUS - Charvaka

O, the highly wise! Arrive at a conclusion,

therefore, that there is nothing beyond this Universe.

Give precedence to that which meets the eye

and turn your back on what is beyond our knowledge.

The fire is hot, the water cold,

refreshing cool the breeze of morn;

By whom came this variety ?

from their own nature was it born.

There is no other world other than this;

There is no heaven and no hell;

The realm of Shiva and like regions,

are invented by stupid imposters.

While life is yours, live joyously;

None can escape Death's searching eye:

When once this frame of ours they burn,

How shall it e'er again return?