MĪMĀṀSĀ THEORY OF APŪRVA
In the process of establishing the authority of the Veda, so far as knowledge of Dharma is concerned, Mīmāṁsā evolved many innovative ideas which may be applied in the contemporary field of discourse-analysis. Many of these ideas were the outcome of their dialogue with the heterodox systems of Indian Philosophy. Apūrva is one of them and is advanced to explain the cause and effect relationship between a sacrifice and its result. The primary aim of the system was to observe that no sentence of the Veda should remain redundant. The application of the Apūrva theory to the karma doctrine explains the disparities in the world.