Miimaamsaa - Clarification

Jaldhar H. Vyas jaldhar at BRAINCELLS.COM
Mon Apr 6 12:12:10 CDT 1998

On Fri, 3 Apr 1998, Ravi Mayavaram wrote:

> pUrva mImAmsa does not require Ishvara as a giver of fruits of action,
> Destiny by cause and effect chain governs it. But in advaita-vedanta
> Ishwara is the one who does that. While commenting on the name karma
> phala pradaa, shankara point out the need of a conscious agent
> (Ishwara) to do that and destiny by itself cannot do that. This is my
> understanding.

But in the Brahmasutrabhashya Shankaracharya says that Ishwar
_impartially_ distributes the karmaphala based on the jivas fitness not
according to His fancy nor the jivas.  So there is no contradiction with
either the Mimamsak view or the quote above.

Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>

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