The Laghu Purvapaksha or ‘The Little Objection’ section presents the viewpoint of Sankara and other preceptors on the need for studying the Purva Mimamsa sastra (the Karma Bhaga).
Sankara contends that an enquiry into the nature of Karma need not precede the enquiry into Brahman. A person who studies the vedantic texts can proceed to enquire the meanings enshrined in them without an enquiry into karma. According to Sankara, vedanta aims at completely alleviating wrong knowledge (avidya) which is the cause of all sorrow, and it does this by establishing the knowledge of the oneness of the Atman. In this exercise, the knowledge of karma is not at all useful. Still worse, the knowledge of karma is opposed to deliberation into Brahman due to its very nature of being rooted in differences and emphasizing duality. So, the pre-requisite should not be noted as something which is absolutely required for proceeding with the enquiry into Brahman.