Trayiviparita, Trayīviparīta, Trayi-viparita: 1 definition


Trayiviparita means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

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Mīmāṃsā (school of philosophy)

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Source: Religious Inclusivism in the Writings of an Early Modern Sanskrit Intellectual (mimamsa)

Trayīviparīta (त्रयीविपरीत) refers to that which “contradict the Veda”.—In his Tantravārttika 1.3.3, Kumārila (c. seventh century) claims that those who are learned in the three Vedas (trayīvit) do not accept the scriptures of the Sāṃkhyas, followers of the Yoga school, Pāñcarātrika Vaiṣṇavas, Pāśupatas, Buddhists, and Jains, for they contradict the Veda (trayīviparīta) and are internally incoherent (asaṃbaddha). The reliability of authors of such scriptures is also questioned. In his view, these authors are not trustworthy inasmuch as their only wish is to gain social approval, wealth, veneration and fame by cloaking their scriptures, as it were, with elements borrowed from the Veda.

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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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