Bhedabheda, Bheda-abheda, Bhedābheda: 6 definitions
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General definition (in Hinduism)
("indentity-in-difference") Philosophical school whose best-known figures were Bhartrprapancha and Bhaskara. The Bhedabhada position identified three levels of being: the Ultimate Reality known as Brahman, the “witness” consciousness (sakshin) in the human being, and the world. The school paradoxically asserted thast these three levels are identical, yet different. Thus the world is identical to Brahman but is subjet to change and decay, unlike Brahman. In the same way, while each human soul is identical to Brahman, it is also subject to bondage and reincarnation (Ssamsara), unlike Brahman.Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism
Bhedābheda Vedānta is a subschool of Vedānta. Bhedābheda is a Sanskrit word meaning "difference and non-difference".
The characteristic position of all the different Bhedābheda Vedānta schools is that the individual self (jīvātman) is both different and not different from the ultimate reality known as Brahman. Bhedābheda reconciles the positions of two other major schools of Vedānta.
The Advaita (Non-dual) Vedānta that claims that the individual self is completely identical to Brahman, and the Dvaita (Dualist) Vedānta that teaches complete difference between the individual self and Brahman. Bādarāyaṇa’s Brahma Sūtra (c. 4th century CE) may also have been written from a Bhedābheda Vedāntic viewpoint.
Each thinker within the Bhedābheda Vedānta tradition has their own particular understanding of the precise meanings of the philosophical terms "difference" and "non-difference". Bhedābheda Vedāntic ideas can traced to some of the very oldest Vedāntic texts, including quite possibly Bādarāyaṇa’s Brahma Sūtra (c. 4th century CE).
Bhedābheda Vedāntic ideas can traced to some of the very oldest Vedāntic texts, including quite possibly Bādarāyaṇa’s Brahma Sūtra (app. 4th c. CE). Bhedābheda ideas also had an enormous influence on the devotional (bhakti) schools of India’s medieval period. Among medieval Bhedābheda thinkers are Nimbārka (13th Century CE), founder of the Nimbārka Sampraday which is now centred in Vrindāvan, Vallabha (1479-1531 CE), founder of the Puṣṭimārga devotional sect now centered in Nathdwara, Rajasthan, and Caitanya (1485-1533 CE) the founder of the Gaudīya Vaiṣṇava sect based in the northeastern Indian state of West Bengal.
Languages of India and abroad
bhēdābhēda (भेदाभेद).—m (bhēda by redup.) Difference, diversity, dissimilitude. Ex. brahmasvarūpīṃ kāṃhīṃ bhē0 nāhīṃ.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
bhēdābhēda (भेदाभेद).—m Difference, diversity.
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Bhedābheda (भेदाभेद):—[from bheda] m. disunion and union, dualism and non-dualism
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.
Bhēdābhēda (ಭೇದಾಭೇದ):—[noun] similarity and dissimilarity or oneness and difference between two objects.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Partial matches: Bheda, Abheda.
Starts with: Bhedabhedau, Bhedabhedavada, Bhedabhedavadin.
Full-text: Bhedabhedavadin, Achintya Bheda Abheda, Shuddhavidyatattva, Tridandin, Bhedabhedau, Vishishta Advaita, Amardaka, Shrinatha, Tryambaka, Durvasas, Purusha-sukta, Bhartriprapanca.
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Brahma Sutras (Ramanuja) (by George Thibaut)
The bhedabheda view is untenable < [First Adhyaya, First Pada]
Sutra 1.1.4 < [First Adhyaya, First Pada]
Scripture does not teach that Release is due to the knowledge of a non-qualified Brahman.--the meaning of 'tat tvam asi.' < [First Adhyaya, First Pada]
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary) (by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja)
Verse 2.2.196 < [Chapter 2 - Jñāna (knowledge)]
Cidgaganacandrika (study) (by S. Mahalakshmi)
Verse 219 [Kālana meaning and sense] < [Chapter 4 - Fourth Vimarśa]
Part 2a - Trika Philosophy (Introduction) < [Krama system and Trika school]
Part 1a - Krama system (Introduction) < [Krama system and Trika school]
Shri Gaudiya Kanthahara (by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati)
Chaitanya Bhagavata (by Bhumipati Dāsa)
Verse 1.11.64 < [Chapter 11 - Meeting with Śrī Īśvara Purī]
Verse 2.10.137 < [Chapter 10 - Conclusion of the Lord’s Mahā-prakāśa Pastimes]
Verse 3.2.2 < [Chapter 2 - Description of the Lord’s Travel Through Bhuvaneśvara and Other Placesto Jagannātha Purī]
A study of the philosophy of Jainism (by Deepa Baruah)