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Advaita


recognized in the West through the ever growing popularity of Ramana Maharshi, considered by many to be modern India's greatest spiritual giant.

Advaita philosophy, the Hindu philosophy of nonduality (oneness, or more precisely not-two-ness), through the teachings of the great Ramana Maharshi.

Advaita Vedanta is considered the crown jewel of Indian philosophy, and Shankara's powerful influence can be felt throughout most modern schools of Indian thought.

Shankara's life, we found out that much of what has been proclaimed about him is the stuff that myths are made of—and, in fact, knowledge of the actual circumstances of his life is extremely sketchy at best, to the point that even his reported date of birth varies by a hundred years. What we do know is that Shankara was a master philosopher-sage who put great emphasis on a rigorous interpretation of Vedantic scripture strictly in accord with the doctrine of advaita, or nonduality. In traditional Advaita philosophy (which can be simply defined as the Upanishadic declaration, Thou Art That Immortal Self Absolute!), spiritual knowledge was sought not through yogic experience as much as it was through the systematic practice of discriminating the Real from the unreal, supported by the study of the scriptures.

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This my own research that i would share to u.
Advaita is teaching of upanishads into single doctrine.
For example advaita vedanta teach real universe.

Advaita vedanta associated with jhana yoga the yoga
of knowledge.

He say each individual has inner part of self conscious
the part of realisation makes our power of mind increase.
It means our atma is universal of our mind.

Atman=brahman
soul=god
it tell the more we do yoga the more we can control or stabililty our atma and it brings our to god more near .so thus our soul.
So the focus of mind and soul is important in advaita it can be learn frm jhana yoga
 
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Advaita ashrama
isolation of soul frm objects,mental,and physical is the goal we
attained when we alone or need relaxation of mind.
It is meditation to gain power of mind.
Swami purusha is a person that find isolation of mind
in peace place to bring calmness he meditated each day
 
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Vishista Advaita (qualified monism):
The most famous exponent of Vishista Advaita is Ramanuja.
In Vishista Advaita, the world and Brahman are also considered two equally real entities, as in dualism, but here the world is not separate from Brahman but is formed out of Brahman.
Here also as in dualism, Brahman is a personal God with omniscient qualities. He has created the world, but He has created the world out of His own self. Thus the world bears to Brahman the relation of part to whole, or the relation of a ‘qualified effect’ to the base (hence qualified monism). The famous analogy given for this is the sea and wave – Brahman is the sea and the objects of the world, both non-living and the living souls, are like waves upon this sea. All waves are ultimately the sea only, but as long as we see the wave we think it to be different from the sea. The wave is of name and form only. Other analogies given for this are gold and gold jewellery, clay and clay pots, the spider and his web, etc.
Brahman as defined by Ramanuja is an entirely personal God. Ramanuja followed the path of Vaishnavism, and considered Brahman to be Vishnu or one of His Avatars. Vishnu has all the qualities of a personal God like Omniscience, Omnipotence, etc. Vishnu creates the world out of His love for humans, and controls the world at every step. The duty of humans is to love and worship the Lord Vishnu so that he will grant deliverance when our worship has ripened.
The practice of religion in Vishista Advaita is similar to Dualism, and the only difference is that mankind enjoys a higher status than in pure dualistic worship and is nearer to God.
Thus in Vishista Advaita, although both the world and Brahman are considered equally real, they are not considered two separate entities as in Dualism.
 
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