Advaita means nondual or “not two.” This oneness is a fundamental quality of everything. It is the one Real Being. Advaita (Sanskrit); not-two, “no second”) refers to the idea that the true Self, Atman, is the same as the highest Reality, Brahman. It gives “a unifying interpretation of the whole body of Upanishads”, providing scriptural authority for the postulation of the nonduality of Atman and Brahman. Followers seek liberation/release/salvation by acquiring vidya (knowledge)[of the identity of Atman and Brahman. It emphasizes Jivanmukta, the idea that moksha (freedom, liberation) is achievable in this life.

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