The Vedanta Philosophy of Hinduism

Hari Om Introduction Prostrations and adorations to Sri Vyasa, the founder of Uttara Mimamsa or the Vedanta system of philosophy, Avatara of Lord Vishnu, son of Sri Parasara Rishi. Uttara Mimamsa or the Vedanta philosophy of Vyasa or Badarayana is placed as the last of the six orthodox systems, but, really, it ought to stand … Continue reading The Vedanta Philosophy of Hinduism

The Advaita Philosophy Of Adi Sankara

Hari Om Introduction The first systematic exponent of the Advaita is Gaudapada, who is the Parama-Guru (preceptor’s preceptor) of Sri Sankara. Govinda was the disciple of Gaudapada. He became the preceptor of Sankara. Gaudapada has given the central teaching of Advaita Vedanta in his celebrated Mandukya Karikas. But it was Sankara who brought forth the … Continue reading The Advaita Philosophy Of Adi Sankara

Brahma Vidhya – From Ego to Absolute Consciousness

Hari Om Ego (mind) manifests itself as emotions such as greed, anger, jealousy, guilt, hatred, lust, resentment, fear, doubt, grief, arrogance, pride, and so on. Whenever you feel any of the above qualities manifest in you, please ask yourself this question, “Why do I feel this way?” …and you will find that it is Ego … Continue reading Brahma Vidhya – From Ego to Absolute Consciousness

LORD KRISHNA’S GITA-YOGA

Hari Om WE HAVE used the new term Gītā-Yoga here because it sums up the titles of all the eighteen chapters of the Bhagavad Gītā, each of which is called a yoga, such as "The Yoga of Knowledge," "The Yoga of Action," etc. Gītā means song, and the whole title means the song of Shrī … Continue reading LORD KRISHNA’S GITA-YOGA

Gnyana Yoga by Adi Shankara

Hari Om THIS Great Teacher of Advaitha, who founded monasteries in India for the study of Vedānta philosophy, is believed by many of his followers to have lived several centuries before Christ, though other scholars place him much later. The date does not matter to us today, but his philosophy does, for it is regarded … Continue reading Gnyana Yoga by Adi Shankara

THE MYSTICISM OF VEDIC METAPHYSICS (THE UPANISHADS)

Hari Om The adoration hymn to Hiranyagarbha (Cosmic Mind) who is therein described as the lord of the universe: "In the beginning rose Hiranyagarbha, Born as the only lord of all existence. This earth he settled firm and heaven established: What god shall we adore with our oblations? Who gives us breath, who gives us … Continue reading THE MYSTICISM OF VEDIC METAPHYSICS (THE UPANISHADS)

The Jnâna Yoga — The Path of Wisdom

Hari Om The word "Jnâna," being derived from the Sanskrit root Jnâ," to know, means knowledge; and the ideal which it holds up before its followers is the realization of that Absolute Truth, which is the one common source of all subjective and objective phenomena in the universe. It teaches that there is one life, … Continue reading The Jnâna Yoga — The Path of Wisdom

Moksha or Enlightenment

Hari Om Moksha Moksha is the summum bonum of life. Moksha is the fulfilment of life’s purpose. Life ends on this earth plane when you attain Moksha or liberation from birth and death. The realisation of your real object in life is freedom or Moksha. Moksha bestows on you eternal life of undecaying bliss and perennial joy. … Continue reading Moksha or Enlightenment

Chandogya Upanishad – TAT TVAM ASI (THAT THOU ART) or You Are That

Hari Om THERE lived once Shvetaketu, Aruna's grandson; his father addressed him, saying Shvetaketu, go, learn the service of the Eternal; for no one, dear, of our family is an unlearned nominal worshipper. So going when he was twelve years old, he returned when he was twenty-four; he had learned all the teachings, bat was … Continue reading Chandogya Upanishad – TAT TVAM ASI (THAT THOU ART) or You Are That

A VEDIC MASTER

Hari Om THESE men, Sukeshan Bhâradvâja, and Shâivya Satyakâma, and Sâuryâyanin Gârgya, and Kâushalya Ashvalâyana, and Bhârgava Vâidarbhi, and Kabandhin Kâtyâyana, full of the Eternal, firm in the Eternal, were seeking after the supreme Eternal. They came to the Master Pippalâda, with fuel in their hands, saying: He verily will declare it all. And the … Continue reading A VEDIC MASTER