Vedanta, aka: Vedānta, Veda-anta; 5 Definition(s)
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Vedānta (वेदान्त).—See under Veda.(Source): archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
General definition (in Hinduism)
The mystic teachings in Vedanta are centered on a fundamental truth of the universe that cannot be reduced to a concept or word for the ordinary mind to manipulate. Rather, the human experience and mind are themselves a tiny fragment of this truth. In this tradition, no mind-object can be identified as absolute truth, such that one may say, "That's it." So, to keep the mind from attaching to incomplete fragments of reality, a speaker could use this term to indicate that truth is "Not that."(Source): WikiPedia: Hinduism
Languages of India and abroad
vēdānta (वेदांत).—m (S) The theological part of the Vedas. Considered collectively, it is contained in the passages or chapters of the Vedas termed upa- niṣad. They inculcate an abstract and speculative monotheistical worship, and deny the actual existence of the material universe. 2 A theological system founded upon the Vedas, teaching that Matter is an illusion and that the sole existence is One all-pervading spirit. 3 The term is applied to any sage discourse upon the illusoriness and unreality of the objects of sense, or upon the emptiness of earthly pleasures, pains, or troubles.(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
vēdānta (वेदांत).—m The theological part of the Vedas.(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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.
1) 'the end of the Veda', an Upaniṣad (which comes at the end of the Veda). Also
Derivable forms: vedāntaḥ (वेदान्तः).
Vedānta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms veda and anta (अन्त).
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Vedānta (वेदान्त).—(See quotation from bṛhadyogiyājña- valkyasmṛti under -aṅga above).
Derivable forms: vedāntam (वेदान्तम्).
Vedānta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms veda and anta (अन्त).(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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.
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Chapter XIII - Beyond Works < [B - Brahmavidyā Explained]
Chapter I - How to Investigate Brahman < [Book III - Bhriguvalli]
Vedānta-sūtras Part II (by George Thibaut)
III, 3, 1 < [Third Adhyāya, Third Pāda]
III, 3, 4 < [Third Adhyāya, Third Pāda]
III, 4, 23 < [Third Adhyāya, Fourth Pāda]
Brahma Sutras (Shankara Bhashya) (by Swami Vireshwarananda)
Chapter III, Section III, Adhikarana I < [Section III]
Chapter I, Section I, Adhikarana IV < [Section I]
Chapter I, Section IV, Adhikarana IV < [Section IV]
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 3 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 4 - Rāmānuja Literature < [Chapter XVIII - An Historical and Literary Survey of the Viśiṣṭādvaita School of Thought]
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Katha Upanishad (by Swami Nirvikarananda)