“Advaita Vedanta” is Sanskrit, with a- meaning “no” and dvaita meaning “two”. Hence, advaita literally translates to “not two”. Also known as puruṣavāda, it is a school of Hindu thought and philosophy which suggests that all is one, and all is the Brahman. Advaita is one of the six Hindu darśanas but differs from them in asserting the unity of the atman and the Brahman. One of the chief philosophers in Avaita Vedanta was Adi Shankaran, whose philosophy makes an interesting read.

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