Definition of Vedanta in English:



mass noun
  • A Hindu philosophy based on the doctrine of the Upanishads, especially in its monistic form.

    • ‘The doctrines of Vedanta were based on the Upanishads, and gave logical and organized form to their mystical speculations.’
    • ‘I was deeply influenced by the life of Ramakrishna and also Indian philosophies of Tantra and Vedanta.’
    • ‘She was even attracted to her husband because he was so ‘spiritual,’ having been a monk in the Hindu tradition of Vedanta.’
    • ‘The Vedanta, which represents the apogee of Indian philosophy, is replete with concepts that are of tremendous contemporary significance.’
    • ‘All these reforms were attempts at steering the Hindu religion towards Vedanta, which is the backbone of its philosophy.’


From Sanskrit vedānta, from veda (see Veda) + anta ‘end’.