Ajita Kesakambala

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One of the Six Sectarian Teachers who were contemporaries of the Buddha. His teachings are described in the Sāmaññaphala Sutta of the Dīgha Nikāya as a form of nihilism which holds there is no such thing as good and evil.and that the individual is annihilated at death. Elsewhere, however, he is represented as believing in rebirth. His name means ‘Ajīta of the hair blanket’ due to his habit of wearing an uncomfortable and evil-smelling blanket of human hair.

Subjects: Buddhism.

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