[Advaita-l] How to read Puranas?

Jaldhar H. Vyas jaldhar at braincells.com
Thu Jun 9 22:02:59 CDT 2011

On Mon, 23 May 2011, Srikanta Narayanaswami wrote:

> The meaning of "Mimamsa"is exploration.In that sense even the Vedanta 
> comes under Mimamsa.

To add to this, mImAMsa derives from the dhatu man - to think.  It is the 
process of arriving at correct knowledge by inquiry (jiGYAsa from GYa - to 
know.) conducted in a logical fashion.  The duplication of man indicates 
it is by "thinking back-and-forth" i.e. debate that this enquiry is to be 
done.  The two mImAMsAs differ in subject matter (dharma and brahman 
respectively) but their intellectual approach is the same.

> The "Isavasyopanishad"is right in the middle of the 
> Samhita.

Just to clarify, it is at the end, the 40th and final adhyaya of the 
vAjasaneyi saMhitA of the shuklayajurveda.

Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>

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