Śeṣa, śeṣin

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Sesa, sesin, ZeSa, ZeSin, shesha, sheshin


Śeṣa, śeṣin literally means ‘part and whole’.

In the Viśiṣṭādvaita Vedānta, the jīva[1] is denotes as part.[2] of Brahman. It is called śeṣa and Brahman Himself as Seṣin.[3]


References

  1. Jīva means individual soul.
  2. Part means śeṣa.
  3. Seṣin means the whole.
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore