Mimamsa Sutra, aka: Mīmāṃsā Sūtra; 2 Definition(s)
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Mīmāṃsā (school of philosophy)
Purva Mimamsa Sutra (पूर्व मीमांसा सूत्र); The foundational text of Purva Mimamsa (पूर्व मीमांसा). It was composed by Jaimini (जैमिनि) but contains the views of many earlier sages.(Source): The Purva Mimamsa: Indian Philosophy
Mimamsa (मीमांसा, mīmāṃsā) refers to one of the six orthodox Hindu schools of philosophy, emphasizing the nature of dharma and the philosophy of language. The literature in this school is also known for its in-depth study of ritual actions and social duties.
General definition (in Hinduism)
The Mimamsa Sutra (written by Rishi Jaimini) is one of the most important ancient Hindu philosophical texts. It forms the basis of Mimamsa, the earliest of the six orthodox schools (darshanas) of Indian philosophy. According to tradition, sage Jaimini was one of the disciples of sage Veda Vyasa, the author of Mahabharata.
The work is divided in to twelve adhyayas (chapters), which are further divided in to sixty padas (sections). The text provides rules for the interpretation of the Vedas and also provides philosophical justifications for the observance of Vedic rituals, by offering meaning and significance of Vedic rituals to attain Moksha.
Commentaries include: Śabara Bhāṣya written by Śābara.
etymology: The Mimamsa Sutra (Sanskrit: मीमांसा सूत्र, Mīmāṁsā Sūtra) or the Purva Mimamsa Sutras (ca. 300-200 BCE).(Source): WikiPedia: Hinduism
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Search found 9 books and stories containing Mimamsa Sutra or Mīmāṃsā Sūtra. You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
Verse 3.147 < [Section VIII - Śrāddhas]
Verse 2.107 < [Section XX - Non-observance of Holidays]
Verse 4.173 < [Section XIV - Other Duties]
The Tattvasangraha [with commentary] (by Ganganatha Jha)
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 4 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 2 - Dharma < [Chapter XXIV - The Bhāgavata-purāṇa]
Part 1 - Vallabha’s Interpretation of the Brahma-sūtra < [Chapter XXXI - The Philosophy of Vallabha]
Vedānta-sūtras Part I (by George Thibaut)
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 3 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 3 - The Philosophy of Bhāskara’s Bhāṣya < [Chapter XV - The Bhāskara School of Philosophy]
Part 3 - The Precursors of the Viśiṣṭādvaita Philosophy < [Chapter XVIII - An Historical and Literary Survey of the Viśiṣṭādvaita School of Thought]
Part 4 - Rāmānuja Literature < [Chapter XVIII - An Historical and Literary Survey of the Viśiṣṭādvaita School of Thought]
Vedānta-sūtras Part II (by George Thibaut)