Nature of Consciousness

Ramakrishnan Balasubramanian ramakris at EROLS.COM
Thu Jul 29 18:54:15 CDT 1999

Anand V. Hudli <anandhudli at HOTMAIL.COM> wrote:

>   I think it is not entirely accurate to call any mImAMsakas
>   in the sense that the term "atheist" is used today. The anIshvara
>   mImAMsakas are not so much interested to deny God as the atheists
>   today are. For such mImAMsakas, it does not matter whether God
>   or not. They hold that the fruits of actions are automatically
>   by some unseen potency called "adR^ishhTa". Shankara has dealt
with this
>   position of the anIshvara mImAMsakas in his sUtra bhAShya.

Anand, I assumed from my reading of Hiriyanna that apUrva is the same
as adR^ishhTa. Is there a major difference between the two?


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