[Advaita-l] Purva Mimamsa Discussions - Vidwan Sri Mani Dravid Sastrinah

Siva Senani Nori sivasenani at yahoo.com
Mon Feb 26 01:39:28 EST 2018

On Mon, 26 Feb 2018 at 4:02 AM, Venkatraghavan S 
Given that sentences, according to mImAmsa, have action (bhAvana) as their
central element, the prAmANya of veda according to that school is in
sentences enjoining a particular action or in prohibiting one. Sentences
that talk of the nature of Atma (as one with Brahman) have no prAmANya, as
no pravritti takes place from them - they are arthavAda, in mImAmsa's view.

The above is a succinct summary. This is taken up in the bhashya on the fourth Sutra (Samanvaya adhikaranam) wherein a pseudo-mimamsaka raises an objection quoting the Sutra of purva-mimamsa "अतदर्थानाम् आनर्थक्यम्" (Vedic statements which do not ordain an action are purposeless). 
Regards N Siva Senani  

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