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A spouse to Buddhist Philosophy is the main complete unmarried quantity at the topic on hand; it deals the very most recent scholarship to create a wide-ranging survey of an important rules, difficulties, and debates within the heritage of Buddhist philosophy.

• Encompasses the broadest therapy of Buddhist philosophy on hand, overlaying social and political concept, meditation, ecology and modern concerns and applications

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• Essays supply priceless replacement philosophical views on themes to these on hand in Western traditions

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On the one hand, they reject typical arguments for God’s existence but, on the other hand, they also recognize an ontological category of potency or power that seems to include supernatural agency. Nevertheless, the most important element of the Mīmāṃsā vision of reality (taken as a whole) is its rather elaborate system for understanding and interpreting the Vedas. As part of their science of interpretation, Mīmāṃsā thinkers believe that words themselves are the ultimate source of knowledge and that they serve as a direct means of truth.

Laumakis scriptural interpretation that captures and explains the meaning and truth of the Vedas, especially the ritualistic Brahmanas (see Koller 2006, 247). The later Mīmāṃsā or Vedānta philosophers focused their attention on the more philosophical and non-ritualistic Upanishads. While initially accepting the authority of the early Vedas, the Uttarā Mīmāṃsā emphasized knowledge, instead of ritual, as the means to liberation. However, at least some Vedānta thinkers insisted that ritualtype devotion was a means of relating to and knowing Brahman.

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