Oneness is the most sought after in the variously divided contemporary world. The thought and practice that contributed and has potential to contribute further to oneness is Advaita, the non-dualism. The word Advaita has been variously translated into English so far. Among these 'Non-dualism’ is closer to the etymological meaning of the word 'not being two, but oneness or singularity is the essence of every thing'. Adi Shankara, the fountain-head of the spread of the Advaita school of Vedanta is a great integrator. He integrated the two branches of Mimamsa, the discipline of Vedic hermeneutics. Dharma-oriented or Karma(duty/action/ritual)-oriented branch is known as Purva Mimamsa or Mimamsa. Moksha (consciousness/essence)-oriented branch is known as Uttara Mimamsa or Vedanta.
Both of the systems interpret Vedic statements from worldly as well as transcendental point of view respectively.Read More