Śeṣa, śeṣin

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By Swami Harshananda

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]


  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