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(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

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He explores the use of the Yajnavalkya-brahmanas in the development of early Purva Mimamsa, thereby shedding light on the householder (grhastha) renunciant (samnyasin) elements of dharma and the orthodox way of life.
For example, the four on Purva Mimamsa advance our knowledge of key figures in that darsana, elucidate persisting difficult questions, and indicate areas for further study.
This work includes, as well as the text and a commentary, Sastri's excellent "Introduction," part one of which is, indeed, "A Short History of Purva Mimamsa Sastra" (pp.
In it he argues persuasively that the Purva Mimamsa Sutra of Jaimini (ca.