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  Advaita Vedanta - Integral Wiki
Advaita Vedanta is the generic name for philosophic teachings of Bramanistic/Hinduistic origin that offer a nondual stance regarding the ultimate relationship between the human and the divine.
Advaita Vedanta is commonly misapprehended as an intellectual philosophy, whereas it is quite practical, seeking to mould the body and mind back into a purer state of being.
Advaita Vedanta philosophy had a tremendous impact on the Hindu system of Tantra and also served to bolster Yogic (see Yoga) ideas of the ultimate Self, Brahman/Atman, being One.
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 INFO : advaita vedAnta - FAQ
Since the philosophy of advaita is rooted in the upanishads, which are part of the eternal vedas, the advaita tradition does not trace itself to a historical personality.
However, if it is held that advaita vedAnta is essentially the same as madhyamaka buddhism, it must be pointed out that such a view stems from a misunderstanding of the important tenets of both advaita vedAnta and madhyamaka buddhism.
Within advaita, mAyA has a technical significance as the creative power of brahman, which also serves to occlude, due to which the universe is perceived to be full of difference, and the unity of brahman is not known.
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 vedanta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Vedanta proponents gave particular attention to the Upanishads, which were also the latest stratum of Vedic texts, and thus their "end" in a different sense.
ADVAITA VEDANTA: One of the branches of Vedanta, the philosophical school claiming to reveal the ultimate (anta) teaching of the ancient sacred texts known as the Vedas.
Advaita proponents exemplify belief in their claim that reality is non-dual (advaita)--that is, that all things are nothing but the formless, unqualified brahman, despite the appearance of difference and diversity.
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 advaita vedanta
Advaita's answer to this issue is buried in the advaitic conception of brahman.
There are different theories of causality described by advaita vedantins, but they are all agreed that brahman is the sole cause of the universe, i.e both the instrumental and the material cause of the universe.
One important upanishadic source for advaita vedanta's theory of two levels of truth is the analysis of the atman as " neti, neti " - not this, not this.
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 Vedanta - Gurupedia
Vedanta (meaning literally the end of the Vedas) is a branch of Hindu philosophy.
It relies on the Upanishads, which are known as Vedanta due to their containing the end and fundamental essence of all the Vedas, and some of the earlier Aranyakas.
But, consistent throughout Vedanta is the authoratative declaration that ritual is to be eschewed in favor of intuitional questing for truth, for meditation governed by a loving morality, secure in the knowledge that infinite bliss does await her/him who seeks beyond the mere body and mind for it.
www.gurupedia.com /v/ve/vedanta.htm   (478 words)

  
 Advaita Vedanta - Gurupedia
Advaita literally means "not two", and is thus a monistic or non-dualistic system which emphasises oneness.
Advaita Vedanta is commonly misapprehended as an intellectual philosophy, whereas it is quite practical, seeking to mold the body and mind back into a purer state of being.
Advaita may seem like a philosophy on the outside (it is practiced as a religious stream by many Hindus), but this may very well be the place where
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 Advaita Vedanta
Advaita Vedanta is closely associated with Jñana Yoga, the yoga of knowledge.
According to Advaita, your atman (and mine and everybody's) is the same as the underlying absolute reality of the whole universe, which is called Brahman.
Advaita Vedanta is important because by understanding it, you may be able to come closer to self-realization.
www.iloveulove.com /spirituality/ascension/ascen2advaita.htm   (861 words)

  
 Myswizard » Advaita Vedanta
Advaita Vedanta (IAST advaita vedānta; Devanagari अद्वैत वेदान्त; IPA [ədvaitə vé:dα:ntə]) is probably the best known of all Vedanta schools of philosophy of Hinduism, the others being Dvaita and Vishishtadvaita (total six).
The key texts from which all Vedanta (lit., end or the goal of the Vedas) texts draw are the Upanishads (twelve or thirteen in particular), which are usually at the end of the Vedas, and the Brahma Sutras (also known as Vedanta Sutras), which in turn discuss the essence of the Upanishads.
Advaita served to bring to the fore the Hindu/Vedic philosophy whose seed can be seen in the Rig Vedic statement “Truth is One, though the sages see it as many.” Advaitism is definitely the deepest and the most influential philosophy of India.
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 Advaita Vedanta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Advaita Vedanta is the most well-known school of Indian philosophy.
Therefore, the Gurus in the Advaita tradition prescribe that an earnest student of Advaita Vedanta has to satisfy many qualities, such as patience, fortitude, keen concentration, continence, devotion to God and the Guru, and an ability to discriminate between the eternal and the ephemeral.
Thus, Advaita Vedanta synthesizes the study of the ancient Vedas, popular Bhakti-oriented religion and Yoga with a sharp philosophical thinking, to form a solid bed-rock upon which a lot of contemporary Hindu religion rests.
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 Advaita Vedanta
Advaita Vedanta is probably the best known of all Vedanta schools of Hinduism, the others being Dvaita and Vishishtadvaita.
The key texts from which all Vedanta texts draw are the Upanishads (especially twelve or thirteen in particular), which are commentaries on the Vedas, and the Brahma Sutras (also known as Vedanta Sutras), which is in turn a work discussing the essence of the Upanishads.
The supreme truth of the Advaita is said to be the non-dual reality of Brahman, in which atman (the individual soul) and Brahman (the Supreme Consciousness) are identified absolutely.
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 Advaita Vedanta 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Sankara's Advaita Vedanta is generally regarded as having best developed the main strand of Upanisadic thought, which stresses the identity of Atman and Brahman.
Advaita does not deny that our normal "I-consciousness" is intentional: "There is no manifestation of the 'I' without a modification of the mind directed to the external" (Suresvara).
Conversely, Advaita denies the object completely, for "there is nothing else but the Self." After refuting the extreme dualism of Sankhya, we are left with Buddhism and Vedanta, whose solutions to the subject—object problem seem to be diametrically opposed.
www.hermetic-philosophy.com /advaita_vedanta1.htm   (1470 words)

  
 Advaita Vedanta websites
Advaita Vedanta - An extensive site containing quotations from Sivananda and others, explanations of key aspects of Advaita, articles by a number of authors, excerpts from scriptures, glossary of Sanskrit terms, a bulletin board and links.
Advaita Vedanta Library - English translations of all of the principal and many of the minor upanishads, together with other major texts such as Bhagavad Gita, Astavakra Gita, Panchadasi, Brahmasutras and the writings of Shankara.
Daily Readings - 'Advaita Vedanta For Today' - readings from Ramana Maharshi's Upadesha Saram and the Bhagavad Gita from Aikya Param, who is also a scholar of Sanskrit and includes the Devanagari and word by word translations.
www.spiritualbookstore.com /dir_Advaita_Vedanta.htm   (2486 words)

  
 Vedanta Society of Southern California
Vedanta is one of the world's most ancient religious philosophies and one of its broadest.
Based on the Vedas, the sacred scriptures of India, Vedanta affirms the oneness of existence, the divinity of the soul, and the harmony of religions.
Vedanta is the philosophical foundation of Hinduism; but while Hinduism includes aspects of Indian culture, Vedanta is universal in its application and is equally relevant to all countries, all cultures, and all religious backgrounds.
www.vedanta.org   (213 words)

  
 gangp's Blog : Realistic Advaita Vedanta, gangp blogs on sulekha, Religion blogs, gangp blog from india
The kevala Advaita Vedanta of Acharya Shankara considers an associationless Brahman to be the fundamental principle.
Advaita Vedanta says that Maya Sakti is negligible since it is inoperative at the level of the absolute, i.e., a Jnani does not experience the effect of Sakti during Samadhi.
Advaita Vedanta preserves the immutability of Brahman by its theory of vivartavad or apparent transformation.
gangp.sulekha.com /blog/post/2005/10/realistic-advaita-vedanta-2.htm   (3363 words)

  
 Vedanta - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Traditional Vedanta considers scriptural evidence, or shabda pramana, as the most authentic means of knowledge, while perception, or pratyakssa, and logical inference, or anumana, are considered to be subordinate (but valid).
Consistent throughout Vedanta, however, is the exhortation that ritual be eschewed in favor of the individual's quest for truth through meditation governed by a loving morality, secure in the knowledge that infinite bliss awaits the seeker.
Advaita Vedānta is the most influential school of all, and many philosopers, both Indian and Western, have been influenced by it.
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 Realization.org: Advaita Vedanta
Like all forms of Vedanta, it attempts to synthesize the teachings of the Upanishads into a single coherent doctrine.
Well, no. According to Advaita, if you are aware of something, it isn't really you.
Well, then, according to Advaita, it can't be the real you.
www.realization.org /page/topics/advaita_vedanta.htm   (1412 words)

  
 Advaita Vedanta
In short, they are not a mental or analytical philosophy as we understand the term in the West, but rather a conceptual system for guiding yogic practice, with the goal being the complete transcendence of embodied existence.
Perhaps the most important school of Indian spiritual philosophy, Advaita Vedanta originates from the writings of Gaudapada and Sankaracharya, who in turn were commentators on earlier scriptures such as the Brahma Sutra, the Bhagavad Gita, and the Upanishads.
As with all Indian systems of thought, Advaita Vedanta is at the same time a school of philosophy, a religion, a theology and a doctrine of salvation
www.kheper.net /topics/Vedanta/AdvaitaVedanta.htm   (572 words)

  
 The Advaita Vedânta Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
This website represents a serious attempt at exploring philosophical issues in advaita vedAnta, as handled by the leading philosophers themselves, and in the context of their times.
SankarAcArya is the most important teacher of the advaita school of vedAnta, and his commentaries to the upanishads, the bhagavad-gItA and the brahmasUtras define the parameters of advaita thought.
The philosophy of advaita, literally non-dualism, is the premier and oldest extant among the vedAnta schools of Indian philosophy.
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He was the first to interpret the Brahmasutras, several early Upanishads and the Bhagavad-Gita, collectively known as the Prasthanatrayi, in the light of Advaita Vedanta.
Many thinkers and top scientists have arrived at the view that there is a close similarity in thoughts between Advaita philosophy and modern physics, with regard to explaining the concept of the ultimate principle (reality) of the universe.
Her special areas of research are Advaita Vedanta, Sankhya and Yoga.
www.hindu-university.edu /advaitavedanta.htm   (807 words)

  
 Advaita Vedanta - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Advaita Vedanta (IAST Advaita Vedānta; Devanagari अद्वैत वेदान्त; IPA /əd̪vait̪ə veːd̪ɑːnt̪ə/) is a sub-school of the Vedānta (literally, end or the goal of the Vedas, Sanskrit) school of Hindu philosophy, the other major sub-schools being Dvaita and Viśishṭādvaita.
Adi Shankara consolidated the Advaita Vedanta which was already inherent in Vedic scriptures and was approved and accepted by Gowdapada and Govinda Bhagavatpada siddhānta (system).
His system of vedanta introduced the method of scholarly exegesis on the accepted metaphysics of the Upanishads, and this style was adopted by all the later vedanta schools.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Advaita_Vedanta   (5898 words)

  
 Advaita.org.uk - The Spiritual Path of Advaita
As of spring 2007, there will be three books on Advaita and a separate sub-section is devoted to each, containing description, endorsements and 6 extracts.
Two books and a number of essays by Ananda Wood on various topics in Advaita are available for reading on-line or downloading.
Discourses by teachers and writers and other specialists on the subject of Advaita on a variety of topics (subject to donation or selection and permission).
www.advaita.org.uk   (1054 words)

  
 The Texts of Vedanta - Siddha Yoga Meditation
Vedanta is one of the six traditional schools of Indian philosophy.
Siddha Yoga meditation draws on the Advaita, or non-dual school of Vedanta, which emphasizes the one supreme principle that is the foundation of the universe.
A very popular Sanskrit text on Advaita Vedanta, probably written in the twelfth century, this text is ascribed to the sage Valmiki.
www.siddhayoga.org /teachings/scriptures/vedanta/vedanta.html   (221 words)

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