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Hinduism - What Is The Mimamsa Sutras?

 


Mimamsa Sutras is the founding text of the Purva Mimamsa school, one of the six schools of traditional Hindu philosophy.

The Mimamsa Sutras are traditionally attributed to the sage Jaimini, who is believed to have lived in the fourth century B.C.E.

The Mimamsa school was most concerned with the investigation of dharma (“righteous action”), believed to be revealed in the Vedas, the earliest Hindu religious texts.

Much of Mimamsa thought is concerned with principles and methods for textual interpretation, to discover and interpret the instructions contained in the Vedas.

The Mimamsa Sutras were elaborated in numerous commentaries, the most famous of which were written by Kumarila and Prabhakara in the seventh century.

For further information and text, see Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan and Charles A. Moore (eds.), A Sourcebook in Indian Philosophy, 1957.


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Hinduism - Who Was Jaimini?

 


 (4th c. B.C.E.?) The Mimamsa Sutras, the core writings of the Purva Mimamsa school, one of India's six schools of thought, are typically attributed to him.

The Mimamsa school is particularly concerned with dharma ("righteous deed") investigation and pursuit.

The Mimamsa thought that the Vedas, the earliest Hindu religious writings, supplied all required teachings in their pursuit of dharma.

Given these two assumptions, much of Mimamsa thinking is dedicated to the concepts and techniques of textual interpretation that they utilized to decipher the instructions they believed the Vedas contained.


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