[Advaita-l] Purva Mimamsa Discussions - Vidwan Sri Mani Dravid Sastrinah

Venkatraghavan S agnimile at gmail.com
Mon Feb 26 03:20:14 EST 2018

As far as I understand, bhAvana is the verb ending, called AkhyAtArtha.
Every verb consists of a dhAtu (the root) and pratyaya (the suffix). In the
case of liNg (yajeta - one must sacrifice), the bhAvana is in the impelling
of the action to sacrifice, in the case of laT (gacChati - he goes), it is
in the activity constituted by going.

On 26 Feb 2018 07:43, "H S Chandramouli" <hschandramouli at gmail.com> wrote:

On Mon, Feb 26, 2018 at 4:01 AM, Venkatraghavan S via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

<< Given that sentences, according to mImAmsa, have action (bhAvana) as

central element,>>,

Is “bhAvana” just action per se or is it understood as “action leading to
or facilitating origination or existence of something else which is not
dRshta”??  (Incidentally, bhAvanA vAda is one school of thought in mImAmsa
attributed to KumArila Bhatta for explaining vidhi vAkyAs. The other school
of thought attributed to PrAbhAkara Guru is the NiyOga vAda). According to
mImAmsa, all vidhi vAkyAs lead to origination of apUrva (also termed
dharma) which is not dRshta. The two vAdAs differ on  the manner of
origination of this apUrva. Hence the two, bhAvnA vAda and niyOga vAda.



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