5 edition of Āstika nāstika found in the catalog.
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The senses which are instrumental in knowing are reckoned as seven, including manas and sakshin. Besides, if the professing Nastika really believes in Humanism, that should include the Astika too. Thus, in addition to the literal sense, the nidAna can be interpreted severally within the bauddha way of mantra-s.
7th Reprint : Āstika nāstika A History of Indian Philosophy. Buddhism and Jainism are philosophies sitting on the fence, and can be described as agnostic, while Charvaka, Ajivika, and Agyana were completely atheistic. Unifying Hinduism: Philosophy and Identity in Indian Intellectual History. Evidently, the labeling is from Vedantin or particular subject-position or subjective perception only, and has therefore, no absolute status or universality.
However, this interpretation is distinct from the use of the term in Hindu philosophy. I disliked Calculus and quickly forgot all of it a long time ago.
So, as I said, Nastika, Heretic - are all labeling-games for any perceived opponent. Chatterjee, Satischandra, and Dhirendramohan Datta. Her name starts with "Ha" first syllable of her daughter Hana's name. We understand the significance now.
A prime example is Buddhism; many consider it to be nastika since it denies the authority of the Vedas and the Hindu priesthood, while other schools go as far as to consider as an of the god.