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A follower or proponent of the Advaita Vedānta tradition.

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Advaitin

Advaitin  

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A follower or proponent of the Advaita Vedānta tradition.
Appaya Dīkṣita

Appaya Dīkṣita  

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(1554–1626)An Advaitin commentator, probably of the Bhāmati subschool, whose compendious Siddhāntaleśasaṃgraha nevertheless summarizes the views of other Advaita schools. He is also credited with ...
Gauḍapāda Bhāṣya

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(c.6th century ce?)An influential commentary on the Sāṃkhya Kārikā, attributed with no great certainty to the early Advaitin teacher, Gauḍapāda.
Dharmarāja

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1 An epithet of kings, especially of Yama, the king of the dead, and Yudhiṣṭhira, the son of Dharma. More generally, it may be applied to any embodiment of kingly perfection.2 (17th century ce). A ...
Bhuśuṇḍi Rāmāyaṇa

Bhuśuṇḍi Rāmāyaṇa  

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(c.14th century ce)An esoteric Sanskrit rewrite of the Rāmāyaṇa, which models its story of Rāma's childhood on the Kṛṣṇa bhakti of the Bhāgavata Purāṇa, infused with Advaitin theology. For a long ...
Adhyātma Rāmāyaṇa

Adhyātma Rāmāyaṇa  

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A version of Rāmāyaṇa composed by different authors, based on the original Skt. work of Vālmikī. Its tendency is to move the epic in an Advaitin and spiritualized direction.
Yādava Prakāśa

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(latter half of 11th century ce)A Vaiṣṇava Advaitin, who was said to have been the teacher of Rāmānuja before they fell out. He was the author of the Yatidharmasamuccaya (‘Collection of Ascetic ...
Madhusūdana Sarasvatī

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(c.mid 16th century ce)An influential Bengali Advaitin teacher and Vaiṣṇava bhakti poet, who, while remaining a strict non-dualist, argued for the efficacy of bhakti as a means to the realization of ...
Nisargadaṭṭa Mahārāj

Nisargadaṭṭa Mahārāj  

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(1897–1981)A teacher from a humble background, who earned his living as a cigarette (bīdī) seller in Mumbai. Initiated into a Nāth Siddha sampradāya, he achieved wider fame with the publication of a ...
Sāyaṇa

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(d. 1387?)The author of the most celebrated commentary on the Vedas, the Vedārtha Prakāśa (‘Light on the Meaning of the Veda’). He is said to have been a general and a minister under the Vijayanagara ...
nirguṇa

nirguṇa  

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An adjectival compound, indicating the transcendence of all qualities (guṇa), properties, or predicates by the absolute (brahman (neut.)), or by God, conceived as the absolute. Śaṅkara distinguishes ...
Daśanāmis

Daśanāmis  

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An ascetic and monastic order said to have been founded by Śaṅkara in the 8th century ce, but according to some scholars up to six hundred years later than that. It derives its name from a division ...
bhedābheda(vāda)

bhedābheda(vāda)  

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A doctrine, first systematically expounded in Bādarāyaṇa's Brahmasūtra(s), designed to explain the relationship of the individual or ātman to the absolute or brahman (neut.). Each self is regarded as ...
smārta

smārta  

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An adjective applied to orthoprax brahmins who, through the medieval period, followed smṛti, in the sense of conforming to the prescriptions of Dharmaśāstra (Manusmṛti, etc.) in general, and ...
Ramaṇa Maharṣi

Ramaṇa Maharṣi  

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(1879–1950)A South Indian guru who acquired a substantial reputation in both India and the West. Born into a family of brahmins as Venkataraman Aiyar, he had a religious experience at the age of 17, ...
Caitanya

Caitanya  

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(c.1486–1533)The initiator and figurehead of the bhakti movement that developed into Gauḍīya (Bengal) Vaiṣṇavism. According to the hagiographic accounts, Caitanya (whose given name was ...
Debendranath Tagore

Debendranath Tagore  

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(1817–1905)A Bengali social and religious reformer. His brahmin father, Dwarkanāth, was an immensely wealthy Calcutta businessman and philanthropist who was a friend and supporter of Rāmmohun Roy. ...
Madhva

Madhva  

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(1197/9?–1276, alt. 1238–1317)The founder of the Vaiṣṇava, Dvaita Vedānta sampradāya. Hagiographies claim that he was born in Udipi (Udupi) in Karnataka, but later travelled around India, teaching ...
Advaita Vedānta

Advaita Vedānta  

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One of the major theological cum philosophical schools of the Vedānta darśana, now closely associated with the teachings of Śaṅkara (Śaṅkarācārya). The earliest identifiable Advaita text, the ...

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