Anubhava (Skt., ‘experience’). In Vedānta, ‘experience’ or ‘intuition’ as the basis of an individual's knowledge of Brahman, the Absolute. For Śaṅkara brahman-anubhava, the ‘intuition of Brahman’, is the ultimate experience—impersonal, transcendental, and abstract. In Advaita Vedānta, enlightenment is not a matter of speculation or emotion, but a direct and immediate anubhava.
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