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- proper n. A Sanskrit philosophical term that may be literally rendered in English as nonduality: denoting that though differences and variegation appear in the human condition they are unreal or illusory and are not ultimately true.
- proper n. A contraction of "Advaita Vedanta", which denotes an orthodox philosophical school of Sanatana Dharma (Hinduism).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The pantheistic doctrine of the Vedanta school of Hindu philosophy, taught especially in Shankara's commentary on the upanishads. The doctrine is that átman, self, is Brahman, the Absolute.
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Śaṅkara's teaching is known as Advaita or absolute monism.
Vedanta known as the Advaita, this philosophy illustrates the difficulty of making any statement about the saint after his death.
"Advaita," literally meaning "not two," took on a visual representation in the skies above the house this morning: the flock was made up of many two's or pairs as it raced ahead; the lone bird was the "not two."
Let me honor the message of Oneness that Adi Shankaracharya, the great 8th century Hindu saint and philosopher taught through the doctrine of Advaita Vedanta philosophy of non-dualism.
As a Hindu who espouses an Advaita non-dual worldview, I understand intellectually that God is on, in and of the field.
What the Buddha calls the real, foundational and unchanging self in our beginning quotation above is termed the Self in Advaita non-dual Vedanta.
On the other side, progressive theologians, especially those involved in interreligious dialogue, are well prepared to recognize the force of nontheistic options because of their engagements with East and South Asian religious traditions (Daoism, Buddhism, Advaita Vedānta) that are not interested in positing a supreme being.
That's the school of thought in Advaita (non - dualism) Vedanta.
Advaita: A-dvai-ta Nondual, often referring to the Vedantic teachings of Shankaracarya and similar Vedantins who emphasized the undifferentiated Brahman state as the final goal of Yoga practice.
Meditation teacher, Buddhist/Advaita prison chaplain
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