Vedanta Definition

vĭ-däntə, -dăn-
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.
American Heritage
A system of Hindu monistic philosophy based on the Vedas.
Webster's New World

Origin of Vedanta

  • Sanskrit vedāntaḥ complete knowledge of the Veda Vedaḥ Veda Veda antaḥ end ant- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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