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Vedanta Society is the name for organizations that have been established around the world to promote Vedantic ideas. Vedanta or the “end of the Vedas” refers to the time in India between 500 and 200 BCE during which several schools of thought developed, often by way of commentary on earlier sutras. For example, commentaries on Badarayana's Vedanta Sutra or Brahma Sutra led to the three major forms of Vedanta as expounded by Shankara (about eighth century CE), Ramanuja (about 11th century CE), and Madhva (about 1197 to 1276 CE). More recent movements that have advanced interest in Vedanta are the Arya Samaj and the Brahmo Samaj.

Shankara's nondualism or Advaita Vedanta has perhaps attracted more attention from Western observers in comparison with Ramanuja's qualified nondualism or ...

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