Nirguna-brahman, Nirgunabrahman, Nirguṇabrahman: 3 definitions
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Vedanta (school of philosophy)Source: Google Books: Śrī Vedānta-sūtra
Nirguṇa-Brahman refers to “pure transcendental existence” and represents one of the two kinds of Brahman, which are:—
- Saguṇa Brahman [Brahman enmeshed in the modes of material nature], and
- Nirguṇa Brahman [Brahman untoched by the nodes of material nature].
Nirguṇa Brahman is pure transcendental existence only. This Nirguṇa Brahman is pure, perfect, and complete. The Saguṇa Brahman is the śakti [potency] described by the Vedas, and the Nirguṇa Brahman is the tātparya [meaning] of the Vedas.Source: Shodhganga: Siva Gita A Critical Study
Nirguṇabrahman (निर्गुणब्रह्मन्) refers to God with out qualities.
Vedanta (वेदान्त, vedānta) refers to a school of orthodox Hindu philosophy (astika), drawing its subject-matter from the Upanishads. There are a number of sub-schools of Vedanta, however all of them expound on the basic teaching of the ultimate reality (brahman) and liberation (moksha) of the individual soul (atman).
General definition (in Hinduism)Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism
Nirguna Brahman signifies the supreme reality without form or qualities and also without bad qualities (guna).And also nirguna means and shows brahman without bad qualities (attributes) according to Hindu philosophy (Vishishtadvaita Vedanta). The Advaita school is considered without material form. In Advaita Vedanta, the Nirguna Brahman coincides with the concept of the supreme personality known as God, or the qualities humans attribute to the deity. Nirguna Brahman is Para Brahman who is the Svayam Bhagavan.According to bagavath ramanujacharya nirguna brahman means and to show that brahman without bad qualities (attributes).
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Brahma Sutras (Shankara Bhashya) (by Swami Vireshwarananda)
Chapter III, Section III, Adhikarana XVII < [Section III]
Chapter IV, Section II, Adhikarana VI < [Section II]
Chapter I, Section I, Adhikarana V < [Section I]
Brahma Sutras (Nimbarka commentary) (by Roma Bose)
Brahma-Sūtra 1.1.12 < [Adhikaraṇa 5 - Sūtras 5-12]
Brahma-Sūtra 1.1.11 < [Adhikaraṇa 5 - Sūtras 5-12]
Brahma-Sūtra 1.1.7 < [Adhikaraṇa 5 - Sūtras 5-12]
Preceptors of Advaita (by T. M. P. Mahadevan)
(i) Ātreya Brahmanandi and Draidāchārya < [50. Some Pre-Śaṅkara Advaitins]
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary) (by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja)
Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)
Mandukya Upanishad (Gaudapa Karika and Shankara Bhashya) (by Swami Nikhilananda)