An Introduction to the Concept of Unity in Hindu Tradition
A Christian Perspective
The idea of the Divine or Supreme Being as the Absolute One in ancient Hindu texts has formed the basis of religious-philosophical thought for centuries. This article intends to offer an introductory background to the concept of unity in Hindu philosophy. While the views expressed here stem from a Christian perspective, some included footnotes are the fruit of a stimulating dialogue with Dr. Lalita Namjoshi, former Assistant Director of K. J. Somaiya Bharatiya Sanskriti Peetham and scholar of Vedanta Philosophy. Her valuable observations in a review of this article, shared in a spirit of collegiality and friendship, are of fundamental importance.