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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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(vɪˈdɑːntə; -ˈdæn-)
(Hinduism) one of the six main philosophical schools of Hinduism, expounding the monism regarded as implicit in the Veda in accordance with the doctrines of the Upanishads. It teaches that only Brahman has reality, while the whole phenomenal world is the outcome of illusion (maya)
[C19: from Sanskrit, from Veda + ánta end]
Veˈdantic adj
Veˈdantism n
Veˈdantist n
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(vɪˈdɑn tə, -ˈdæn-)

the chief Hindu philosophy, dealing mainly with the Upanishadic doctrine of the identity of Brahman and Atman.
[< Skt, =veda Veda + anta end]
Ve•dan′tic, adj.
Ve•dan′tism, n.
Ve•dan′tist, n.
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Noun1.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
Hindooism, Hinduism - a body of religious and philosophical beliefs and cultural practices native to India and based on a caste system; it is characterized by a belief in reincarnation, by a belief in a supreme being of many forms and natures, by the view that opposing theories are aspects of one eternal truth, and by a desire for liberation from earthly evils
Sanskrit, Sanskritic language - (Hinduism) an ancient language of India (the language of the Vedas and of Hinduism); an official language of India although it is now used only for religious purposes
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Indeed, the verses in question (the tenth and eleventh among twelve karikas quoted in Vrtti: 10-14 on Vakyapadiya 1.1, and introduced there by a mere tatha hy uktam) (140) are often cited by later authors, among whom the Buddhist Kamalas'ila, the Vedantin Sures'vara, and the Saiva dualist Narayanakantha, but also the Jains Mallavadin, Abhayadeva, and Prabhacandra.
It will help them accomplish their plans if we become Vedantins. In fact, it is arguable that what even the most ardent Vedantin physicists do is import into their description of reality emotional and physical cathexes from the sensorimotor realm.
This argument leads to the second hallmark of Dara's commentarial stance, namely, the interpretive contortions expended in casting the Upanisads as the "works of God" in a monotheistic light through reliance on the commentaries of the Advaita Vedantin Sankaracarya.
To me, it sounds more like an Advaita Vedantin or maybe even a Neo-Platonic joke.
Even Bhartrhari is not a monist Vedantin as Iyer has elaborately propounded.
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As a Vedantin, I naturally tend to interpret the Buddhist experience through the matrix of a Vedantic worldview.
You can argue that this year marks the 50th anniversary of the birth of the modern-day Dobsonian telescope, since it was in 1956 that a 40-year-old Vedantin monk in California named John Lowry Dobson built his first 12-inch reflector using Allyn J.
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....
Several critics have argued that Emerson's concept of the oversoul derived in considerable part from the Vedantin conception of brahman, or better, the paramatman--or "supreme soul." (14) In later years, it certainly was the case that Emerson himself associated his notion of the oversoul with the Vedantin notion of the paramatman, but his earliest references to the oversoul, including those of his famous essay of 1841 bearing the name, predated his immersion in classical Hindu literature by several years and appear to derive chiefly from Neoplatonic and Christian, not Indian sources.
Is it necessary to read in community, as the Vedantin would insist it is?