[Advaita-l] How to read Puranas?

Sunil Bhattacharjya sunil_bhattacharjya at yahoo.com
Thu Jun 9 23:15:39 CDT 2011

The best equivalent word for "Mimansa",I think, will be "conclusion", which one arrives at after going through the relevant scriptures.


Sunil KB

--- On Thu, 6/9/11, Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com> wrote:

From: Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>
Subject: Re: [Advaita-l] How to read Puranas?
To: "A discussion group for Advaita Vedanta" <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org>
Date: Thursday, June 9, 2011, 8:02 PM

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.

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