Mimamsa


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Noun1.Mimamsa - (from the Sanskrit word for `reflection' or `interpretation') one of six orthodox philosophical systems or viewpoints on ritual traditions rooted in the Vedas and the Brahmanas as opposed to Vedanta which relies mostly on the UpanishadsMimamsa - (from the Sanskrit word for `reflection' or `interpretation') one of six orthodox philosophical systems or viewpoints on ritual traditions rooted in the Vedas and the Brahmanas as opposed to Vedanta which relies mostly on the Upanishads
Hindooism, Hinduism - a body of religious and philosophical beliefs and cultural practices native to India and based on a caste system; it is characterized by a belief in reincarnation, by a belief in a supreme being of many forms and natures, by the view that opposing theories are aspects of one eternal truth, and by a desire for liberation from earthly evils
Sanskrit, Sanskritic language - (Hinduism) an ancient language of India (the language of the Vedas and of Hinduism); an official language of India although it is now used only for religious purposes
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15) Bhaviveka also devoted several chapters of his Madhyamakahrdaya to the criticism of rival sastra disciplines ranging from Samkhya, Vaisesika, Vedanta, Mimamsa to the Buddhist tradition of Yogacara.
A la doctrina vedanta tambien se la conoce como uttara mimamsa ("superador del mimamsa"), para contraponerla con la antigua doctrina mimamsa ("interrogantes"), que se ocupaba de las explicaciones para los sacrificios de fuego de los mantras vedicos (que se encuentran en la parte Samjita del Rig-veda) y de los textos brahmanas.
y los pensadores de la escuela Mimamsa, quienes propusieron dos tipos de negacion, dependiendo de si se trata de una "prohibicion" (prasajya-pratisedha) o una "exclusion" (paryudasa).
Another communication model has been developed from Mimamsa philosophy (Adhikary, 2013d).
Indian philosophy has been studied since its origin with multiple and sometimes contrasting purposes: adherents study one school of thought to imbibe the instructions and apply them in their lives (like people studying and practicing Yoga); opponents of any given school mine its thought in order to refute it and propound their own doctrine (like Dharmakirti reading Mimamsa and Nyaya philosophies); there are examples of studying another culture with an intent to learn from it and adopt its tenets (as in the case of the emergent philosophical structure with the integration of various yogic systems found in Patanjali's system, or in the writings of Gaudapada or Sankara).
Yoga system as well as all the other systems of Indian Philosophy namely Samkhya, Nyaya, Vaisesika, Uttara Mimamsa and Purva Mimamsa aimed at one common goal of enhancing Quality of Life.
In other words, Ganges argues that the Mimamsa logical theory assumes more than is warranted by facts.
The thrust of the book is to counter-pose, on the one hand, the Vedantic tradition which accepts the authority of the Vedas and encompasses the six orthodox schools of Samkhya, Yoga, Nyaya, Vaisesjka, Mimamsa and Vedanta; against, on the other hand, the Buddhist schools.
But this contrast seems unfair regarding Hinduism as a whole; in serious exegetical traditions such as Mimamsa, the lack of a single teaching authority is more than balanced by rigorous canons of interpretation that leave little to human whimsy.
1972, Anxiety Level of Yogic Practice, Yoga Mimamsa 15: 11.
It is very difficult for a lay reader, even trained in philosophy to understand the complex inter-relation between the varied metaphysical theories upheld by such prominent schools of thought like Sankhya, Mimamsa or Vedanta.
One of Clooney's specialties is the study of the Mimamsa school of Vedanta, the subject of his 1990 book Thinking Ritually.