Mahavakya Viveka – 4 Parts | Swami Sarvapriyananda

The Mahavakyas are "The Great Sayings" of the Upanishads, as characterized by the Advaita school of Vedanta. Most commonly, Mahavakyas are considered four in number: Prajnanam Brahma (प्रज्ञानम् ब्रह्म) - "Insight is Brahman," or "Brahman is insight" (Aitareya Upanishad 3.3 of the Rig Veda)Ayam Atma Brahma (अयम् आत्मा ब्रह्म) - "This Self (Atman) is Brahman" (Mandukya Upanishad 1.2 of the Atharva Veda)Tat Tvam Asi (तत् त्वम् असि) - "That essence (tat, … Continue reading Mahavakya Viveka – 4 Parts | Swami Sarvapriyananda

Swami Sarvapriyananda on Advaita Vedanta (Hinduism)

Please see these videos of Swamiji roughly in the order in which I have listed them to get a very good grasp of what Vedanta, or more specifically Advaita Vedanta, is, which is the core philosophy of Hinduism: 1. What is Vedanta? - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AawWsJNi0gM 2. Synopsis of Vedanta - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLWFLcu02ng 3. Defining God - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16VWfc-H4y0Continue reading Swami Sarvapriyananda on Advaita Vedanta (Hinduism)

A Systematic Study of Vedanta: Texts to Read

Vedanta, which is the core philosophy of Hinduism, is based on three principal texts or Prasthanatraya (triple canon): UpanishadsGita – This is principally a distillation of the core wisdom and teachings of the Upanishads.Brahma Sutras – This text is a systematization and explanation of the teachings of the Upanishads, which is usually read by more … Continue reading A Systematic Study of Vedanta: Texts to Read

Upanishads vs. Western Philosophy

He who reads and understands the Upanishads says: 1. The Truth is Consciousness (Prajnanam Brahma). (ontology) 2. I am the Truth (Aham Brahmasmi). (ontology) 3. You, too, are the Truth (Tat Tvam Asi). (ontology) 4. There is nothing other than the Truth (Sarvam Khalvidam Brahma). So, it is a metaphysics of Nonduality, with only one … Continue reading Upanishads vs. Western Philosophy

VEDIC HERITAGE PORTAL

VEDIC HERITAGE PORTAL http://vedicheritage.gov.in/ The main objective of the portal is to collate the following information for making the same accessible online and to provide a forum for further dialogue: 1. Introduction and structure of the Vedas including Rigveda, Yajurveda, Samaveda and Atharvaveda. 2. Recitations / chanting (Veda Paath) of Vedic Samhita practiced in different … Continue reading VEDIC HERITAGE PORTAL

Clay Pot Analogy – Name-and-Form

The clay pot analogy helps you understand why the world is merely names-and-forms, whose underlying substance or reality is Consciousness, much like a pot is mere name-and-form, whose underlying substance or reality is clay. Understand this simple analogy, and you will be able to explain to yourself all the facets and implications of the whole … Continue reading Clay Pot Analogy – Name-and-Form