- The practice of Idol Worship in Hinduism
- It is for this reason, the Vedas are divided into Karma Khanda (duty/actions portion), Upasana Khanda (Meditation/devotion portion) and Jnana Khanda (Knowledge portion).
- Jnana versus Karma
- Karma Kanda is the section of the Vedas that lists rituals, ceremonies and actions, which, when performed, lead one to enjoyment and power. On the other hand, Jnana Kanda, comprising the philosophical teachings of the Upanishads, deals with the ...
- Hard to dispel ignorance
- But the Jnana Kanda section of the Vedas deals with higher truths and is pertinent to the individual wishing to get out of Samsara.
- Desire to know Brahman
- So the Vedas also show the way to permanent bliss which is the ultimate goal in the section known as Jnanakanda. Herein is shown the path to the superior knowledge about the Self.
- Paramacharya on Sanatana Dharma
- To cite a few examples: questions affecting the various 'classes' in society; the seeming incongruity between the 'karma kanda' and the 'jnana kanda' of the Vedas; and the non-prescription of rituals and ritualistic purification for women.
Jnanakanda is described in multiple online sources, as addition to our editors' articles, see section below for printable documents, Jnanakanda books and related discussion.