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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The Purva Mimamsa tells us that scriptural statement (sriti)
These commentaries were delivered at a time when the theistic bhakti movements were flourishing and in a context where his main "interlocutor and opponent was the then well-established orthodoxy of Vedic ritualism, promoted by the teachers of the Purva Mimamsa" (p.
Clooney's subsequent overview of Vedanta has three important strengths: its insistence upon defining Vedanta as a theological, not a philosophical discourse; its emphasis upon the importance of textual reading as a means of liberation, and its argument that Vedanta is dependent not only upon Upanisadic texts, but also upon Purva Mimamsa, a ritual philosophy that provides the epistemological prerequisites for Vedantan discourse.