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" ... (where) his bones turn the colour of a dove's wing, and his sacrifices end in ashes. They are fools who preach almsgiving, and those who maintain the existence (of immaterial categories) speak vain and lying nonsense. When the body dies both fool... "
History and Doctrines of the Ājīvikas: A Vanished Indian Religion - Page 15
by Arthur Llewellyn Basham - 2002 - 316 pages
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An End to Suffering: The Buddha in the World

Pankaj Mishra - 2004 - 444 pages Four men take up the corpse; they gossip [about the dead man] as far as the burning ground, where his bones turn the colour of a dove's wing and his sacrifice ends in ashes. Makkhali Gosala, the leader of the sect of Ajivikas, which preceded the Buddha...
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