Who is Jaimini?June 25, 2021
Jaimini is an Indian sage, one of the great philosophers of the Indian philosophical school Mimansa. Rishi Parashara’s son was a disciple of the great sage Veda Vyasa.
The urva Mimamsa Sutras is Jaimini’s largest known scholarly work examining the nature of the Vedas. On this scientific work, the ancient Indian school of philosophy Purva-Mimamsa was founded. Purva-Mimamsa is one of the six ancient Indian schools of philosophy.
These inscriptions, dating back to the 3rd century BC, contain around 3000 aphorisms and founding writings of the Mimamsa school. The inscription aims to be an exegesis of the Vedas together with the philosophy of Karma, which is a ritual practice, and Dharma, which is a religious duty. Jaimini’s Mimamsa was a ritualistic movement against the mystical Vedanta movements.
Jaimini is also known as the author of the epic work Jaimini Bharata, which represents a version of the Mahabharata.
Aimini proverbs or Upadesha aphorisms are one of Jaimini’s classic works.
The sage Veda Vyasa divided the ancient Vedic hymns into four parts, Paila, Vaisampayana, Jaimini, and Sumantu, according to their use in sacrificial rites, and transmitted the Samaveda to Jaimini.
One of the greatest Indian myths, the myth of Markandeya, is presented as the dialogues of two sages Markandeya and Jaimini.