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First, your question at the end is not correct. You state "But how do those who believe that the Vedic mantras are unauthored, like the followers of Vedanta and Mimamsa do, interpret these verses?" The followers of Vedanta is another way of saying the followers of the Uttara Mimamsa (or another way of saying it is the followers of Vyasa). I think ...


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kumArila bhaTTa talks about such passages in his shlokavartika 5.15.63: The idea common among ordinary people (that the Veda mentions of creation as proceeding from Prajapati) is a mistaken one, caused by certain valedictory passages (praising up certain injunctions). Because when a passage is not duly considered and interpreted together with the passages ...


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The exact answer depends on whom you want to believe. Mimansa school has changed over the years. The later authors and commentators of the mimansa school certainly believe in nishkama karma and think devotion to Govinda or dedication of the ritual fruits will lead to moksha. The earlier founders of the school may not have believed it. Laugakshi Bhaskara's ...


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Francis Clooney, a scholar on on both western and Indian religions, writes in his Hindu God, Christian God: How Reason Help Breaks Down the Boundaries between Religions: Theologically, Mimamsa holds several distinctive positions ... The Veda, a body of oral scripture providing the content and structure of ritual performance, is a primordorial revelation ...


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Kindly note that Mimamsa school does not admit of a single supreme God (Ishvara) and, therefore, the question of the Vedas being authored by Ishvara does not arise. Thus, the question is now limited to whether humans authored the Vedas. Sabara's bhashya on Jaimini's Mimansa Sutras give long explanation on why the Vedas are eternal and authorless. Shabdas of ...


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