This Dark Age

A manual for life in the modern world.

By Daniel Schwindt

Jnana and karma

Karma is taken by Mimansa in the special sense of ritual action, but it also has a more general meaning, referring to action plain and simple, and in this sense it is opposed to jnana or ‘knowledge.’ We mention this here only to avoid confusions for the reader who is bound to discover both forms of the word, and because the opposition we have just mentioned, between thought and action, is that which separates the last two darshanas, the Mimansa being concerned with action, and the Vedanta with knowledge.

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