Advaita and advaita vedanta?

Jaldhar H. Vyas jaldhar at BRAINCELLS.COM
Tue Jul 20 10:23:08 CDT 1999

Advaita is an adjective meaning non-dual.  Presumably it could modify a
number of different nouns other than Vedanta but here it is just used as a
shorthand.  (like scotch is short for scotch whiskey.)  However there are
some people who take a random hodge-podge of  of concepts and call that
"advaita" so I prefer to spell it out--advaita vedanta.  The extra typing
is worth it for the extra clarity.

Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at>

On Mon, 19 Jul 1999, J. Kingston Cowart wrote:

> I had not known there was an advaita outside vedanta.  Could you
> explain further?
> Sincerely,
> John
> J. Kingston Cowart, M.S.
> San Diego, California
> <jkcowart at>

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