The Essence of Vedanta
Vedanta is a philosophical system expressed in the Veda, a very important collection of Indian scriptures. Vedanta forms the philosophical basis for Hinduism, but its teaching is more essentially rational and universal, so it offers answers to most, if not all, of the questions found in any philosophical enquiry - be it Eastern or Western. All students of philosophy will relate to the concepts of selfhood, nature, karma and liberation. Here are views and answers to the most important questions. How is self identified? What are the causes and effects in nature? Are our actions determined? What is freedom for a human being? What happens after death?
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action Advaita Vedanta analogy appear argument Arjuna aspect Atman become believe Bhagavad Gita Bhartrhari birth Brahma Sutra Brahma Sutra Bhasya Brihadaranyaka Upanishad buddhi Chandogya Upanishad chitta concept consciousness contains created creation creatures devotion dharma distinction doctrine dualism eternal everything example existence experience function fundamental gross elements gunas Hence human idea ignorance illusion imagined individual inner Kant karma kind king knower Krishna kshatriyas language liberation lives Madhva Mahabharata Mandukya Mandukya Upanishad maya means mental names and forms nature Nirguna Nirguna Brahman object observed organs Panini perceived perhaps person physical prakriti problem qualities question rajas Ramana Maharshi Ramanuja reality realization regarded reincarnation Saguna Brahman Sankara Sanskrit sattva sense perception sentence sleep soul sound space student of Vedanta substance subtle elements sudras T.S. Eliot tamas teacher things thought truth unity universal Veda Vedantist vesture waking Western philosophers Wittgenstein words