Definition of Mimamsa

1. Noun. (from the Sanskrit word for 'reflection' or 'interpretation') one of six orthodox philosophical systems or viewpoints on ritual traditions rooted in the Vedas and the Brahmanas as opposed to Vedanta which relies mostly on the Upanishads.

Generic synonyms: Hindooism, Hinduism
Category relationships: Sanskrit, Sanskritic Language



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Literary usage of Mimamsa

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1. The Six Systems of Indian Philosophy by Max E Muller, Friedrich Max Müller (1919)
"The Hindus admit a Purva- mimamsa and an Uttara-mimamsa. They look upon the Vedanta as the Uttara- or later mimamsa, and on that of 6-aimini as the Purva-, ..."

2. A Dictionary of Some Theosophical Terms by Powis Hoult (1910)
"Uttara-mimamsa I (Sans., the deepest reflection)—One of Uttara-mimansa ) the six principal systems of Hinduism, more usually called the VEDANTA (qv). ..."

3. History of India by Romesh Chunder Dutt, Vincent Arthur Smith, A. V. Williams Jackson, Stanley Lane-Poole, Henry Miers Elliot, William Wilson Hunter, Alfred Comyn Lyall (1906)
"CHAPTER XXV PURVA mimamsa AND VEDANTA WE now come to the last two systems of the philosophy of the Hindus, the Purva mimamsa of Jai- mini and the Uttara ..."

4. Asiatic Society Monographs (1902)
"of the Uttara mimamsa'. According to Aufrecht CC. p. 630 (see Mitra-Bikaner p. 519; Hall p.) it is 'directed against the Samkhya doctrine'. ..."

5. A Catalogue Raisonnée [sic] of Oriental Manuscripts in the Library of the by William Taylor (1860)
"This substance was pantheism ; and it is not classed in this work under the heading mimamsa, but under the generic divisions Vedanta and ..."

6. The New International Encyclopaedia by Herbert Treadwell Wade (1922)
"The two mimamsa divisions arc: first, the Part: a- mimamsa, ... An early treatise on the subject was an essay on the mimamsa by Colebrooke in 1826, ..."

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