Vedanta

(redirected from Advaita)
Also found in: Dictionary, Encyclopedia.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
Legend
Synonym
Antonym
Related
  • noun

Words related to Vedanta

(from the Sanskrit for 'end of the Veda') one of six orthodox philosophical systems or viewpoints rooted in the Upanishads as opposed to Mimamsa which relies on the Vedas and Brahmanas

References in periodicals archive ?
12 The transidiomatic theolinguistic register of Advaita Vedantic philosophy enables culturally embedded spokespeople to transgress the particularities of Hindu religiosity in order to speak to global audiences in terms of generalized ethics, morality, and humanism.
However, Haney notes that Derridean deconstruction has antecedents in Indian literary theory or Sanskrit poetics on the point of the "subversion of presence" and that the connection between deconstruction and Advaita questions the postmodern "subversion of human nature" (39).
The school of Hindu philosophy that Ballantyne most explicitly engages in this text is Advaita Vedanta, the monistic nondualism of Shankara, for which he felt a deep affinity: "Theologically, the Vedantin, asserting that the Deity is nirguna, and the Christian, asserting that God is immaterial, are asserting the very same fact in terms of separate theories.
I have for many years been well aware of the differences between the former system and Advaita Vedanta.
Some deep philosophical questions that have been subject to his hermeneutic reinterpretation leading to striking conclusions are: why acceptance of sabda-pramana does not make Indian philosophy dogmatic; how can one talk about the ineffable; how epistemic concept of truth is related to truth of art and that of religion; why Advaita Vedanta is philosophy and not religion; how to understand the dialectic of knowledge and ignorance in Advaita Vedanta; why Indian logic is to be looked upon as the logic of cognition; whether the Buddhist conception of sunyata has any political implication; what role did the spinning wheel metaphor play in Gandhi's philosophy; and so on.
This book may appear to be just another recitation of the familiar party line of Advaita but what differentiates it is the obvious sincerity and one pointed focus and power of the teaching.
Seventeen chapters describe the journeys of the 14, who became a Catholic priest; a witch; a Sufi leader; a Buddhist teacher (Vipassana); an Advaita teacher, A Zen Buddhist priest; a chant master; an artist; a medicine man; a Santo Daime leader; an interfaith minister; a Taoist and Qigong master; a Sikh leader; and a Buddhist teacher (Tibetan/B|n).
My first band in 2002 ( Incognito) was an alternative rock band followed by Advaita ( Space Rock/ Fusion) in 2004.
While much of the text is devoted to intramural disputes among Saiva sects, Ramakantha also targets others, such as Buddhists, Naiyayikas, Carvakas, and Advaita Vedantins, who hold erroneous views on moksa and are in need of refutation.
Vivekananda speaking at the Shakespeare Club, Pasadena, California, USA (2 February 1900) on the theme of 'Buddhistic India', cited in Swami Vivekananda, The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda, Vol 3 (Calcutta: Advaita Ashram, 1997), p.
Politically speaking, the Hindu theology of Advaita legitimizes an undemocratic social body that is hierarchical, domineering, and oppressive.
Guests for the evening included musical duo Hari and Sukhmani; Suhail Yusuf Khan from the popular music group Advaita, Akshay Raheja from the music band Faridkot, Multi-genre band Mir;Restaurateurs and Consultants Sonia and Manu Mohindra; Socialite and Designer Sanjana Jon, Restaurateur Ankur Sachdeva (owner Bonsai, Corus Hotel and co-owner Harem Meeza); socialite Pooja Gogia and a host of other music fans from Delhi's social and expat circle along with the owners of Harem Meeza- Sachin Gogia, Sammir S Gogia, Sanjeev Jain, Sameer Goel (along with fifth owner, Ankur Sachdeva).
A particular focus will be upon the Indic concept of the "two truths" as expressed by Sri Ramakrishna, Shankara, Nagarjuna, and Kundakunda--representing the modern Vedanta, Advaita Vedanta, Mahayana Buddhist, and Jain traditions, respectively.
Hinduism, especially in its nondual formulation Advaita Vedanta, roots the human condition in ignorance, avidya.
Exploring nonduality as understood within Sufism, Judaism, Taoism, Christianity, Buddhism, Native American traditions, and the Advaita Vedanta, One, as well as nonduality as experienced in psychotherapy, education, art, and even the pop culture movie "The Matrix", One is an integral primer to a powerfully transcendent concept.