The end of all knowledge, or the scriptures containing knowledge of all branches
of science, especially the science of self-realisation; the Aranyakas
and the Upanishads.
Also a name given to a particular system of philosophy. The ten principal schools are as follows.
table after Klostermaier's A Short Introduction to Hinduism, p. 95
In each case the main work is a commentary on the Brahmasutra.
Ve*dan"ta (?), n. [Skr. Vdanta.]
A system of philosophy among the Hindoos, founded on scattered texts of the Vedas, and thence termed the "Anta," or end or substance.
Balfour (Cyc. of India.)
© Webster 1913.
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