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Monism refers to one of the various systems of belief and worship that once existed in ancient Kashmir (Kaśmīra) as mentioned in the Nīlamatapurāṇa.—The doctrine of monism, according to which there exists only a single principle from which everything is evolved, is also found in the Nīlamata. Brahmā in the Nīlamata seems to have been identified with Brahma of the Upaniṣads, for he is recognized as the only element in the universe except whom there exists nothing. He is the knower and the thing to be known, the body and the soul, the meditator, the object of meditation and the meditation itself. He is also of unknown birth. In the eulogy of Nīla, there is a reference to Brahma in the Upaniṣadic style. This Brahma is indivisible, imperishable and the highest. Due to its minuteness it is called Ether. The statement that it is minute as well as great, uncreated as well as possessed of limbs reminds one of similar statements found in the Kaṭha and the Śvetāśvatara Upaniṣads. Of course, the Nīlamata does not give us clear-cut monism; it has just paved the way for the Monistic Śaiva philosophy of Kaśmīra.Source: archive.org: Nilamata Purana: a cultural and literary study (history)
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Brihad Bhagavatamrita (by Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī)
Verse 2.1.45 < [Chapter 1 - Vairāgya: Renunciation]
Verse 2.3.96-97 < [Chapter 3 - Bhajana: Worship]
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 4 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 5 - Defence of Pluralism (bheda) < [Chapter XXVII - A General Review of the Philosophy of Madhva]
Part 1 - Vyāsa-tīrtha, Madhusūdana and Rāmācārya on the Falsity of the World < [Chapter XXIX-XXX - Controversy Between the Dualists and the Monists]
Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 3 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 2 - Bhāskara and Śaṅkara < [Chapter XV - The Bhāskara School of Philosophy]
Part 7 - Māyā and Pradhāna < [Chapter XXII - The Philosophy of Vijñāna Bhikṣu]
Part 2 - Refutation of Śaṅkara’s avidyā < [Chapter XX - Philosophy of the Rāmānuja School of Thought]
The Buddhist Philosophy of Universal Flux (by Satkari Mookerjee)
Chapter XIII - The Theory of Soul based on the Upaniṣads < [Part I - Metaphysics]
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 2 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 19 - The Dialectic of Nāgārjuna and the Vedānta Dialectic < [Chapter XI - The Śaṅkara School of Vedānta (continued)]
Part 28 - Prakāśānanda (a.d. 1550—1600) < [Chapter XI - The Śaṅkara School of Vedānta (continued)]
Part 8 - Maṇḍana, Sureśvara and Viśvarūpa < [Chapter XI - The Śaṅkara School of Vedānta (continued)]