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Ve·dan·ta

 (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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Vedanta

(vɪˈdɑːntə; -ˈdæn-)
n
(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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Ve•dan•ta

(vɪˈdɑn tə, -ˈdæn-)

n.
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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Vedantins had to explain the contradictory aspects in the various versions of this emanation.
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.
Both the Tantric Trika philosophers and the Advaita Vedantins utilized the concept of abhasa (appearance) or pratibimba (counter-image) for describing the process wherein the absolute, Siva or Brahman, manifests in a myriad of forms.
All Vedantins believe that the scriptures are the only means of knowing the Brahman, and this knowledge is the necessary and sufficient condition for liberation.
The Vaisnavas, including that of the Vaisnava Vedantins do not have the logical freedom to explain away the reality of the phenomenal world.
(12) In his 1993 work Theology after Vedanta, Clooney tries to understand how Vedantins systematized the Upanishads and the earlier Mimamsa school of ritual exegesis.
The Vedantins' though think that the knowledge in its ultimate state refers the Brahman, the Supreme Being (2), still they do agree with the view that the knowledge of mundane reality is object-reflexive and it is a product.
Time and again, Nilakanth admonishes the Vedantins to follow their hearts instead of their heads, for he knows, because he was himself a sectarian Hindu who accommodated bhakti to the Vedanta, that intellectual monism rests uneasily on a foundation of intuitive theism.
Granted that the two nondualisms are close, I am not sure either the Buddhists or the Vedantins would find them identical.
(48) Brahman does not apprehend itself the way Siva famously does in Abhinavagupta's theology, (49) primarily because Vedantins hold that even self-apprehension would be a kind of division into subject and object, and also because self-apprehension, in Abhinavagupta's theology, is a kind of action, and brahman is entirely inactive in Vedanta.
In addition the expressions of seers and Vedantins can also be analyzed.
Starting with the hypothesis, admitted as Vedic by all the Vedantins except Madhva, that all causation is some self-evolution of the cause, Samkara had to choose between giving up the independence of God or giving up the reality of the world.