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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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