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Hi sir,
       A sadhu said Vedanta means End of knowledge. (veda=knowledge, anta=end) . Please suggest end of which knowledge it shows.


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Dear Renu,

Thank you for your question.

The word "anta" means end, but in this context we should understand it to mean "culmination." The Knowledge that is the culmination of all knowledge is the Truth of Oneness, that behind all the various forms and manifestations of the universe there is only One Divine Being that is the Self of all. To realize this is the purpose of human life, and that is the goal of Vedanta.

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Brother William

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William Schindler, a.k.a. Brother William

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I can answer questions about Vedanta philosophy, Patanjali Yoga philosophy and practice, Tantra, Bhagavad-Gita, Upanishads, Vivekachudamani (Shankara`s Crest-jewel of Spritual Discrimination), Advaita (non-dualism), the Ramakrishna-Vivekananda tradition, Goddess worship, meditation practice, Hindu monasticism (sannyasa), and Sanskrit.

Experience

I've been studying and practicing Vedanta and Tantra since 1969.

Organizations
I'm the founder and spiritual director of Ashram West, a gay spiritual community based on traditional Hindu Tantra. I have been a member of the Vedanta Society of Southern California since 1969.

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I have three books in print: GAY TANTRA, ESSAYS ON GAY TANTRA, BLOOD OF THE GODDESS.

Education/Credentials
I hold a B.A. in Sanskrit (UC Berkeley 1975) and an M.A. in clinical psychology (Antioch University 1986).

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