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introducing vedanta:

introducing vedanta Advaita Vedanta Visistadvaita Veda nta Dvaita Vedanta

MEANING OF VEDANTA:

MEANING OF VEDANTA The term ‘ vedanta ’ means the end of the vedas Veda : - the oldest record of philosophical thinking composed of… Mantra Brahmana Aranyaka Upanishad

What are mantras?:

What are mantras? The mantras are poetic expressions of Sacred truths. brahmanas ? Brahmanas are the guidebooks for the performance of sacrificial rites. Mantra + brahmanas = karmakanda The portions dealing with sacrificial actions

What are aranyakas?:

What are aranyakas ? Aranyakas give philosophical interpretations of the rituals. Modes of meditation for those who leads detached lives in the forests Upanishads? Contains teachings about ultimate reality and the means of realizing it Aranyakas + Upanishads = jnanakanda The portion dealing with knowledge

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Is this universe Real? What is the ultimate Reality? Who am I?

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Can I believe my own Eyes

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What is Really Real ?

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VEDANTA Brahma - sutra Bhagavad Gita Upanishads

SUBJECT MATTER OF VEDANTA:

SUBJECT MATTER OF VEDANTA Reality World Man

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Uddalaka said, “The bees, my child, collect the honey from different flowers and mix them in the hive. Now, honeys of different flowers cannot know one from the other. “My child, the rivers that run in the different directions rise from the sea and go back to the sea. Yet the sea remains the same. The rivers, while in the sea, cannot identify themselves as one particular river or another. So also creatures that have come from Sat know not that they have come from that Sat, although they become one or the other again and again.”

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FOUR MAHAVAKYAS:

FOUR MAHAVAKYAS tat tvam asi aham brahma asmi prajnanam brahma ayam atma brahma

FOUR MAHAVAKYAS:

FOUR MAHAVAKYAS

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THREE SCHOOLS OF VEDANTA:

THREE SCHOOLS OF VEDANTA Advaita Vedanta Visistadvaita Vedanta Dvaita Vedanta

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MONOTHEISM The doctrine or belief that there is only one God ABSOLUTISM the doctrine that reality is unitary and unchanging and that change and diversity are mere illusion MONISM A theory or doctrine that denies the existence of a distinction or duality in some sphere, such as that between matter and mind, or God and the world

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Is Reality a Principle OR a Person Theistic Absolutistic Monism Monotheism

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