Purvamimamsa, Pūrvamīmāṃsa, Purva-mimamsa, Pūrvamīmāṃsā: 9 definitions


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In Hinduism

Mīmāṃsā (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Purvamimamsa in Mimamsa glossary
Source: Srimatham: Mīmāṃsa: The Study of Hindu Exegesis

Pūrvamīmāṃsa (पूर्वमीमांस) or Karma-mīmāṃsā.—pūrva means “earlier”; because it deals with the earlier part of the Vedas. Its scope is to interpret the actions enjoined in the Vedas, leading to Liberation.

Source: Manblunder: Understanding Philosophies - Part 9 - Mimamsa

Pūrvamīmāṃsā (पूर्वमीमांसा) elucidates karma-kāṇḍa of Vedas (ritualistic worship).—Pūrva Mīmāṃsā deals with Vedic rituals and Uttara Mīmāṃsā deals with Self-realization.—According to Pūrva Mīmāṃsā, sacrificial rites that are permitted by Vedas yield good results and benefits accrue (as a result of prayoga, which means application) and sacrificial rites (such as animal sacrifices) that are not permitted by Vedas and as a result, undesirable results accrue. [...] Pūrva Mīmāṃsā gave rise to Śrautra-sūtras and Uttara Mīmāṃsā gave rise to Upaniṣads. Commentary is available only for Pūrva Mīmāṃsā, which is generally called Mīmāṃsā.

Pūrva Mīmāṃsā also dwells on the theory of multitudes of souls of all living beings. It also talks about souls without physical bodies and these souls are called liberated souls. Mīmāṃsā accepts Law of Karma and souls go to heaven or hell based on the Law of Karma.

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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.

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[«previous next»] — Purvamimamsa in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pūrvamīmāṃsā (पूर्वमीमांसा).—'the prior or first Mīmāṃsā', an inquiry into the first or ritual portion of the Veda, as opposed to the उत्तरमीमांसा (uttaramīmāṃsā) or वेदान्त (vedānta); see मीमांसा (mīmāṃsā).

Pūrvamīmāṃsā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pūrva and mīmāṃsā (मीमांसा).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Pūrvamīmāṃsā (पूर्वमीमांसा) or Pūrvvamīmāṃsā.—f.

(-sā) An inquiry into the ritual portion of the Veda. It is called pūrvamīmāṃsā in contradistinction to the Vedanta system which is considered to be a sequal to Jaimini's system and is styled uttara mīmāṃsā; there is however very little in common between the two systems.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Pūrvamīmāṃsā (पूर्वमीमांसा).—[feminine] the former Mimansa (ph.).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Pūrvamīmāṃsā (पूर्वमीमांसा) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—See Mīmāṃsā.

2) Pūrvamīmāṃsā (पूर्वमीमांसा):—by Somanātha. Oppert. See Śāstradīpikāṭīkā.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Pūrvamīmāṃsā (पूर्वमीमांसा):—[=pūrva-mīmāṃsā] [from pūrva] f. ‘inquiry into or interpretation of the first or Mantra portion of the Veda’, Name of the system of philosophy attributed to Jaimini (as opp. to uttara-m, which is an inquiry into the later or Upaniṣad portion; the pūrva-m is generally called the M°, and in interpreting the Vedic text discusses the doctrine of the eternity of sound identified with Brahma, [Indian Wisdom, by Sir M. Monier-Williams 98 etc.])

2) [v.s. ...] Name of [work] of Soma-nātha

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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