By Swami Harshananda
Sometimes transliterated as: Nairatmyavada, NairAtmyavAda, Nairaatmyavaada
Nairātmyavāda literally means ‘school of philosophy that does not admit of ātman or a permanent soul’.
Certain schools of philosophy like the Cārvāka and the Bauddha, do not subscribe to the view that there is a permanent reality called ātman, behind our body-mind complex, that survives death. The arguments and philosophy of such schools are designated as ‘Nairātmyavāda'.
- The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore