Vice President Ansari said Swami Vivekananda was an Indian, a Hindu, a Vedantist
, a leading light of the Ramakrishna Mission, a social reformer, an activist who passionately wished to transform the Indian social reality in all its dimensions.
In an 1896 talk in London, Vivekananda told his audience, "The Vedantist
finds that He who, he thought, was standing outside is he himself and is in reality within" (228).
As Klostermaier (1989) points out, from this particular Vedantist
standpoint there is nothing like absolute evil and good, and that they are two sides of the same reality.
A promisingly pluralistic move motivated by the final inability of language to capture living reality is charted by the Advaita Vedantist
and the Buddhist contributors.
Thus, karma, in the Vedantist
account, is both natural and unnatural.
Writing in 1900, Iqbal is of the view that mysticism is veiled metaphysics, a system of verification through experience;3 in 1908 he is of the view that Vedantist
and Buddhist idea of absorption and annihilation which he equates with pantheism found its way into certain forms of Sufism.
When this force becomes manifest in living being, vedantist
call it the atman or self.
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.
By sympathy," Saradananda explained, "the Vedantist
[an adherent of a 19th-century Hindu reform movement] does not mean a kind of dull indifference, or haughty toleration, which seems to say, 'I know you are wrong and my religion is the only true one, yet I will let you follow it, and perhaps one day your eyes will be opened.
Unlike the SPR, however, the TS turned increasingly to Eastern religious philosophy and paved the way for the Vedantist
revival of the interwar period.
The publishers of a series of essays providing Spiritual Perspectives on America's Role as a Superpower (Skylight Paths) assembled an impressive array of authors spanning many religious and spiritual traditions: Protestant, Catholic, Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist, Vedantist
, and interfaith traditions.
In his earlier books he did not use terms from the Christian or Vedantist
traditions; in Living by Zen symbols from both of these traditions are prominent.