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A Quiz About Vedanta

Answer the following questions about the Hindu school of Vedānta.
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What is the literal meaning of the Sanskrit word Vedānta?
End of the Veda
Name any of the texts or bodies of texts that serve as the "three sources" (prasthānatrayī) of Vedānta.
Upaniṣads, Brahma Sūtras, and Bhagavad Gītā
This "nondualist" school of Vedānta holds that only Brahman is ultimately real and that the Ātman or Self is identical to Brahman.
Advaita
This 8th century CE teacher was the most famous proponent of the nondualist school.
Ādi Śaṅkara
According to the nondualist school, liberation occurs when a person gains knowledge of Ātman and Brahman. What is the Sanskrit word for that liberation?
Mokṣa
This "qualified nondualist" school of Vedānta holds that while only Brahman ultimately exists, Brahman consists of three beings or types of being, one of which, Īśvara, understood as a supreme personal god and identified as Viṣṇu, is greater than the others.
Viśiṣṭādvaita
This 11th-12th century CE teacher was the founder and chief proponent of the qualified nondualist school.
Śrī Rāmānuja
This "dualist" school of Vedānta holds that Viṣṇu is the supreme creator and personal god, and that the universe and the souls of sentient beings are different than but completely dependent on Viṣṇu.
Dvaita
This 13th century CE teacher was the chief proponent of the dualist school.
Madhvācārya
This term refers to the minor schools of Vedānta which teach that the individual self is both "different and non-different" from Brahman.
Bhedābheda
According to the qualified nondualist school, the dualist school, and the "different and non-different" school, liberation occurs by means of devotion to a supreme personal who is identified as Viṣṇu or one of his avatars. What is the Sanskrit word for devotion?
Bhakti
This Bengali monk and disciple of Ramakrishna founded the first Vedanta Society in the United States in 1894, the first of many such societies founded in the United States by members of the Ramakrishna Order.
Swami Vivekananda
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