Mimamsa

Mimamsa

[mee-mahm-sah]
noun Hinduism.
a school of philosophy formed originally to explain the Vedas.

Origin:
1780–90; < Sanskrit mīmāṁsā inquiry, examination

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mimamsa

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 
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