Frequently asked Questions

Course module no. 9: Samkara Advaita Vedanta Topic 1: Nature of Brahman

Q.Indian philosophy (Sanskrit: Darshanas)

Ans. Indian philosophy (Sanskrit: Darshanas) refer to any of several traditions of philosophical thought that originated in the Indian subcontinent, including Hindu philosophy, Buddhist philosophy, and Jain philosophy.

Q. What is Advaita?

Ans. Advaita literally means "non duality." Its first great consolidator was Adi Shankaracharya (788-820), who continued the line of thought of some of the Upanishadic teachers, and that of his teacher's teacher Gaudapada. By analysing the three states of experience—–waking, dreaming, and deep sleep—–he established the singular reality of Brahman, in which the soul and Brahman are one and the same.

Q. What is Metaphysics?

Ans. Metaphysics is a branch of philosophy that investigates principles of reality transcending those of any particular science. It is concerned with explaining the fundamental nature of being and the world.

Q. What is the Vedanta in Indian philosophy?

Ans. The term "Vedanta" has the literal meaning "the end of the Veda" and refers both to the teaching of the Upanishads , which constitute the last section of the Veda , and to the knowledge of its ultimate meaning.