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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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(6) Despite this deeply spiritual Vedantist outlook, as an 'uncommitted humanitarian' he was never firmly wedded to one particular faith, remaining sympathetic to the basic truths of many religions in his quest for the meaning of life.
Unlike the SPR, however, the TS turned increasingly to Eastern religious philosophy and paved the way for the Vedantist revival of the interwar period.
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