Katha-Upanishad – I

Hari Om Peace Chant May He (the Supreme Being) protect us both, teacher and taught. May He be pleased with us. May we acquire strength. May our study bring us illumination. May there be no enmity among us. OM! PEACE! PEACE! PEACE! Part First I Vahasrava, being desirous of heavenly rewards (at the Viswajit sacrifice), … Continue reading Katha-Upanishad – I

Katha-Upanishad – II

Hari Om Part Fourth I The Self-existent created the senses out-going; for this reason man sees the external, but not the inner Atman (Self). Some wise man, however, desiring immortality, with eyes turned away (from the external) sees the Atman within. In the last chapter the Ruler of Death instructed Nachiketas regarding the nature and … Continue reading Katha-Upanishad – II

Kena-Upanishad

Hari Om Like the Isavasya, this Upanishad derives its name from the opening word of the text, Kena-ishitam, "by whom directed." It is also known as the Talavakara-Upanishad because of its place as a chapter in the Talavakara-Brahmana of the Sama-Veda. Among the Upanishads it is one of the most analytical and metaphysical, its purpose … Continue reading Kena-Upanishad

Isa-Upanishad

Hari Om Peace Chant OM! That (the Invisible-Absolute) is whole; whole is this (the visible phenomenal); from the Invisible Whole comes forth the visible whole. Though the visible whole has come out from that Invisible Whole, yet the Whole remains unaltered. OM! PEACE! PEACE! PEACE! The indefinite term "That" is used in the Upanishads to … Continue reading Isa-Upanishad

Introduction to Upanishads

Hari Om The Upanishads represent the loftiest heights of ancient Indo-Aryan thought and culture. They form the wisdom portion or Gnana-Kanda of the Vedas, as contrasted with the Karma-Kanda or sacrificial portion. In each of the four great Vedas—known as Rik, Yajur, Sama and Atharva—there is a large portion which deals predominantly with rituals and … Continue reading Introduction to Upanishads

THE INNER CONSCIOUSNESS — How to Awaken and Direct It?

Hari Om In theoretical as well as applied psychology no term is more misleading, or confusing than the term consciousness. We use the term often in our conversation; we come across it in our study; but when we are asked to define it properly, to explain its significance, its meaning, or the idea for which … Continue reading THE INNER CONSCIOUSNESS — How to Awaken and Direct It?

Dreams – An Introduction

Hari Om The analysis of dreams and their cause by psychoanalysts are defective. They maintain that the cause of dream creation lies in the suppressed desires of the dreamer. Can they create dreams as they like by suppressing desires? No, they cannot do that. They say that desires stimulate or help the dream creation. But … Continue reading Dreams – An Introduction

Vedanthic Guidelines from Distilled Wisdom for Self-Realization

Hari Om Strictly avoid unnecessary talks, gossip and reference to details and questions about others and things not involved in our issues. This is in line with the Vedhanthic requirements for removing impurities from our minds. We should remember that when we hate or talk wrongly about others (even about people who may be wrong … Continue reading Vedanthic Guidelines from Distilled Wisdom for Self-Realization

Maya – A powerful Vedantic Lecture by Swami Sarvapriyananda

Hari Om Swami Sarvapriyananda delivers a discourse on the nature and characteristics of Maya (Illusion or Ignorance). This lecture is a component of a series of talks inspired by Swami Vivekananda's Jnana Yoga. Vedanta is the most ancient religious philosophy from India and also it is the most enlightening one. Based on the Vedas, the … Continue reading Maya – A powerful Vedantic Lecture by Swami Sarvapriyananda