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Non-Dualism (Advaita Vedanta)

Keith Ward

in Religion and Human Nature

Published in print November 1998 | ISBN: 9780198269618
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191683718 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269618.003.0002
Non-Dualism (Advaita Vedanta)

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This chapter examines the view of Advaita or non-dualistic Vedanta on human nature. Advaita Vedanta proposes a ‘one self’ view of human nature. Swami Vivekananda, one of its greatest teachers, has once proclaimed to accept all religions as true and compared different religions to different streams all leading to one sea. That sea being Advaita, non-dualism, and all-inclusive unity that embraces all religious diversity yet at the same time reduces it all to the level of appearance.

Keywords: Advaita Vedanta; human nature; one self; Swami Vivekananda; non-dualism; religion

Chapter.  10936 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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