A Western Vedanta Tradition

  • By Swami Atmarupananda
  • September 26, 2017

Before returning to Swami Vivekananda it would be good to recognize that since his time there have been many other teachers of Vedanta, from many different traditions, that have taught in the West. There is found everything from the Bengal Vaishnava tradition of iskcon to the Advaita Vedanta of Sri Ramana Maharshi’s followers. To make a ‘Western Vedanta tradition’ out of this rich mix is impossible. Therefore, we should perhaps limit ourselves to the Ramakrishna-Vivekananda tradition.

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