Definition of Vedanta in English:

Vedanta

Line breaks: Ve|danta
Pronunciation: /vɪˈdɑːntə
 
, -ˈda-, vɛ-/

noun

[mass noun]
A Hindu philosophy based on the doctrine of the Upanishads, especially in its monistic form.
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  • The doctrines of Vedanta were based on the Upanishads, and gave logical and organized form to their mystical speculations.
  • All these reforms were attempts at steering the Hindu religion towards Vedanta, which is the backbone of its philosophy.
  • She was even attracted to her husband because he was so ‘spiritual,’ having been a monk in the Hindu tradition of Vedanta.

Origin

from Sanskrit vedānta, from veda (see Veda) + anta 'end'.

Derivatives

Vedantic

adjective
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  • The Vedantic stance is that time, space and objects are not real entities.
  • Perhaps the most philosophically sophisticated reincarnational theory (along with certain Buddhist views) is the Vedantic school of Hinduism.
  • Rao concludes that it is ultimately necessary to make a fundamental distinction between mind and consciousness, a distinction found in Vedantic teachings.

Vedantist

noun
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  • He became a Vedantist, a Hindu, as a result of his studies in his search for truth.
  • Einstein had thus proven mathematically what Vedantists had known for years.
  • Vivekanda, Aurobindo and Sarvepalli Radhakrishna were all brilliant Vedantists.

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