In Tantric yoga, adhikari-bheda is a
key component of sadhana, or
spiritual practice. The belief is that not everyone is capable
of understanding or realizing the highest spiritual ideal. Yogis
should, therefore, follow a spiritual life only to their own level of
understanding. Those unable to achieve enlightenment in this life
continue the journey in the next reincarnation.
Adhikari-bheda also refers to the
concept that each caste and sect has beliefs and rituals that are
unified, but in a hierarchy in which each group of people knows
Bheda abheda is one of the five schools
of Vedanta philosophy. The belief is that the self is both different
(bheda) and not different (abheda) from Brahman, the Ultimate Reality.