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Vedanta ({{#invoke:IPAc-en|main}}; Hindustani pronunciation: [ʋeːd̪aːn̪t̪], Vedānta) or Uttara Mīmāṃsā is one of the six orthodox schools of Hindu philosophy. The term veda means "knowledge" and anta means "end", and originally referred to the Upanishads, a collection of foundational texts in Hinduism.{{#invoke:Footnotes|sfn}}Unknown extension tag "ref" By the 8th century,{{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||date=__DATE__ |$B= {{#invoke:Category handler|main}}{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}[citation needed] }} it came to mean all philosophical traditions concerned with interpreting the three basic texts of Hinduist philosophy, namely the Upanishads, the Brahma Sutras and the Bhagavad Gita,{{#invoke:Footnotes|sfn}} and was eventually recognized as distinct from the other five astika schools. Vedanta is the most prominent and philosophically advanced of the orthodox schools and the term Vedanta may also be used to refer to Indian philosophy more generally. There are at least ten schools of Vedanta,{{#invoke:Footnotes|sfn}} of which Advaita Vedanta, Vishishtadvaita, Achintya-Bheda-Abheda and Dvaita are the best known.{{#invoke:Footnotes|sfn}}


Vedanta sections
Intro  Etymology  Three basic texts  History  Vedanta philosophy  Schools of Vedanta  Neo-Vedanta  Comparison to Western philosophies  See also  Notes  References  Sources  [[Vedanta?section=Further</a>_reading|Further</a> reading]]  

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