Definitions for "Advaita Vedanta"
Non-dualistic school of Hindu philosophy.
non-dualistic Vedantic philosophy
(Indian, Hinduism) The school of Hindu thought associated with the 8th-century philosopher Shankara, or Sankaracarya (c. 700-750). The term advaita means "non-dualism" or "monism," and is used by Sankara to indicate his belief that the phenomenal world is unreal (an illusion); only Brahman is real. Therefore, the self is nothing but Brahman. This school of thought owes a clear debt to Buddhist ideas on the illusory nature of reality.