This Dark Age

A manual for life in the modern world.

By Daniel Schwindt

This Dark Age is now available in paperback on Amazon. The print version is MUCH cleaner than this online version, which is largely unedited and has fallen by the wayside as the project has grown. If you’ve appreciated my writing, please consider leaving a review on the relevant paperback volumes. The print edition also includes new sections (Military History, War Psychology, Dogmatic Theology).

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The justifications of dharma

The sutras of Jaimini describe their aim as providing proofs for karya, ‘that which must be accomplished,’ in connection with dharma, taken in the sense we have given it above. Essentially, it is seeking to describe action in conformity with dharma as a principle of order. As a matter of course, therefore, it deals with the subject of karma in the special, technical sense of ritual action as enjoined by the Veda. The purpose which Mimansa sets for itself, then, is to discover the reasons for these ritual ordinances. In this way it reaches into the depths of dharma and all of its implications.

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