- Vedanta is a Hindu philosophical tradition that is one of the six orthodox schools of Hindu philosophy.
- It is also known as Uttara Mīmāṃsā.
- It is one of the world’s most ancient spiritual philosophies.
- It is based on the Vedas, the sacred scriptures of India.
- The word Vedanta means “end of the Vedas“.
- Vedanta affirms:
- The oneness of existence,
- The divinity of the soul, and
- The harmony of all religions.
- The main traditions of Vedanta are
- Bhedabheda (difference and non-difference),
- Advaita (non-dualism),
- Tattvavada or Dvaita (dualism),
- Vishishtadvaita (qualified non-dualism), and
- Suddhadvaita (pure non-dualism).
- Modern developments in Vedanta include Neo-Vedanta and the philosophy of the Swaminarayan Sampradaya.
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