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 (vĭ-dän′tə, -dăn′-)
n. Hinduism
The system of philosophy that further develops the implications in the Upanishads that all reality is a single principle, Brahman, and teaches that the believer's goal is to transcend the limitations of self-identity and realize one's unity with Brahman.

[Sanskrit vedāntaḥ, complete knowledge of the Veda : Vedaḥ, Veda; see Veda + antaḥ, end; see ant- in Indo-European roots.]

Ve·dan′tic adj.
Ve·dan′tism n.
Ve·dan′tist n.
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From the Vedantic point of view, Haldane's remark is the most important of all insights furnished by the theory of evolution.
This belief is grounded in Vedantic philosophy, particularly the ideas of maya and brahman.
Maimonides's highly influential definition of Avoda Zara as the worship of any being other than God does not quite fit the panentheistic visions of Vedantic Hinduisms which speak of the divine presence in all beings.
All that had to be pointed out as the Vedantic unifying circle are the mutually affirming texts of transcendence--and equally affirming of the notion of "transcendence" of colonial morality and mind.
A third irritant was the increasing injection of Hindu revivalism into Congress policies and politics, chiefly by Tilak, and the Congress itself, even as the official Congress historian acknowledges, was wedded to the cause of 'Vedantic idealism' ab initio.23 Under the impact of revivalist and ethnocentric movements, it were, thus, the Hindus that had withdrawn from participation in the mediaeval cultural heritage, from the informal arrangement on the issue of cow-slaughter, and from the age-old syncretic participation in Muslim festivals, and had sought to set up parallel, and rival, Hindu festivals - to name only three areas of controversy and conflict.
Sattva Yoga Academy is a vedantic and yogic studies center in Rishikesh, India.