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''Viveka'' ( sa|विवेक|viveka) is a Sanskrit and Pali term translated into English as discernment or discrimination.Discrimination learning refers to learning to distinguish. According to Rao and Paranjpe, ''viveka'' can be explained more fully as: The Vivekachudamani is an eighth-century Sanskrit poem in dialogue form that addresses the development of ''viveka''. Within the Vedanta tradition, there is also a concept of vichara which is one type of ''viveka''. Viveka is the basis of the monastic name of Swami Vivekananda, the first Hindu spiritual teacher to journey to the west.

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