Madhav Deshpande mmdesh at umich.edu
Thu May 11 13:55:23 UTC 1995

The terms 'puurva' and 'uttara' Miimaamsaa should also be compared with 
the terms Hiinayaana and Mahaayaana.  Indeed, those who used the term 
'puurva' miimaamsaa to refer to the 'other' system wanted to imply that 
theirs was the 'uttara' or higher system.  No texts referred to 
themselves as belonging to Hiinayaana or Shraavakayaana.  This is 
probably also true of 'puurva' Miimaamsaa.  
	Perhaps someone could elaborate on the earliest use of these terms.
		Madhav Deshpande

On Thu, 11 May 1995, Lance Nelson wrote:

> A question for those familiar with the literature of advaita vedAnta: Do 
> any of the classical advaitins refer to what they are doing, or to 
> themselves as a school of thought, as uttara-mImAMsA?  It is often 
> pointed out that the pUrva- and uttara-mImAMsAs are sister sytems, and 
> were perhaps originally a single system.  But I don't recall coming 
> across the term uttara-mImAMsA in any of the readings in advaita I've 
> done.  Has anyone?  How about the vedAntasUtras, a.k.a. brahmasUtras?  Has 
> anyone seen them being referred to as the uttaramImAMsAsUtras?
> I know the term zArIraka-mImAMsA, but that is something else.
> Thanks for your thoughts,
> LN
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> Lance Nelson
> Religious Studies 
> University of San Diego
> lnelson at pwa.acusd.edu
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