There is no heaven, no final liberation, nor any soul in another world; nor do the actions of the four castes, orders etc. produce any real effect.
The Agnihotra, the three Vedas, the ascetic's three staves and smearing one's self with ashes, were made by Nature as the livelihood of those destitute of knowledge and manliness.
If a beast slain in the Jyotiṣṭoma rite will itself go to heaven, why then does not the sacrificer forthwith offer his own father?
If beings in heaven are gratified by our offering the Shrāddha here, then why not give the food down below to those who are standing on the house top?
While life remains let a man live happily, let him feed on ghee (clarified butter) even though he runs in debt; when once the body becomes ashes, how can it ever return here?
(All the ceremonies are) a means of livelihood (for) Brāhmaṇas. The three authors of the Vedas were...
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