Vedanta

Dialogue between Gargi and Yajnavalkya

Gargi and Yajnavalkya In Brihadaranyaka Upanishad 3:8 , the dialogue between Gargi and Yajnavalkya are mentioned.

According to Vedanta, what causes a person to wake up from...

Do we have to see different states ? Do they occur in a sequence first Jagrat, than Swapan and than Sushupti...

What is the meaning of Chandogya Shruti – ” येनाश्रुतं श्रुतं...

येनाश्रुतं श्रुतं भवति The Shruti statement is mentioned in Chandogya Upanishad 6.1.3 When Shvetaketu (श्वेतकेतु) is returned...

Narada and Sanatkumara Story – Importance of Self Knowledge

In Chandogya Upanishad Chapter 7 , there is a story of Narada and Sanatkumara highlighting the importance of...

What is the meaning of Chandogya Upanishad Shruti – “तदैक्षत बहु...

तदैक्षत बहु स्यां प्रजायेयेति The Shruti statement is mentioned in Chandogya Upanishad 6.2.3

Story of Indra and Virochana getting the Self Knowledge

Indra and Virochana desire for Self Knowledge Once Prajapati in the meeting with both devata and asuras announced -

What is the meaning of word “Anirvacaniya”

Anirvacaniya (अनिर्वचनीय) Anirvacaniya (अनिर्वचनीय) -  means unutterable, indescribable, undefinable Anirvacaniya is an adjective used for Maya....

What are the dialogues between Maitreyi & Yajnavalkya ?

Yajnavalkya had two wives. One was Maitreyi and second Katyayani. When Yajnavalkya decided to move towards renunciation from married life, he went...

What is meaning and source of “अन्योऽसावन्योऽहमस्मीति न स वेद”?

Source This Shruti "अन्योऽसावन्योऽहमस्मीति न स वेद" is mentioned in Brihadaranyaka Upanishad 1.4.10

What is Sadhan Chatushtaya ?

Sadhan Chatushtaya (साधन-चतुष्टय) Sadhan Chatushtaya (साधन-चतुष्टय) is referred as group of four means (चतुष्टय) which lead to the path...

Kena Upanishad – Dialogue between Teacher and Student

Kena Upanishad is one of the primary Upanishad, which is ninth chapter of Talavakara Brahmana (तलवकार ब्राह्मण) taken from Samveda.

Vedanta Diary- Concepts of Vedanta

Question - Why Vedanta is required ? Vedanta doesn't prove the Atman, it is to correct the notion about...

How this Mundaka Upanishad passed on ?

The teaching mentioned in Mundaka Upanishad are first told by Lord Brahma to Atharvan (अथर्वा ), than Atharvan told rishi Angir (अङ्गिरः)...

What is Vichara ? How should one perform Vichara ?

Vichara (Self-Inquiry) Vichara, Self-Inquiry or Atma-Vichara is reflection and contemplation upon the meaning of Vedantic statements, which leads the...

Story of Two birds – Mundaka Upanishad

dva suparna sayuja sakhaya - Shloka There is shloka mentioned is Mundaka Upanishad 3.1.1, which mentioned Jiva and...

Advaita Guru Parampara

Advaita Guru Parampara The Advaita Guru-Parampara is the list of divine, Vedic and historical teachers of Advaita Vedanta.

What is the meaning of Pratyagatma ?

Pratyagatma (प्रत्यगात्मा) As mentioned by Adi Sankara in commentary of Katho Upanishad 2.1.1 प्रत्यक् च असौ...

What is the meaning of Brihadaranyaka Shruti – “मृत्योः स मृत्युमाप्नोति”...

मृत्योः स मृत्युमाप्नोति The source of this Shruti statement is Brihadaranyaka Upanishad 4.4.19 मनसैवानुद्रष्टव्यं नेह नानास्ति...

How can Brahman is unknowable, yet is it said that one...

As mentioned in Brihadaranyaka Upanishad 4.4.20 एकधैवानुद्रष्टव्यमेतदप्रमेयं ध्रुवम् ।विरजः पर आकाशादज आत्मा महान्ध्रुवः ॥ It...

What is Neti Neti ?

Neti Neti (नेति नेति) "Neti Neti" is a Sanskrit expression which means "not this, not that (न इति...

What are Mahavakyas ?

Mahavakyas (महावाक्य) Mahavakyas are the statement expressed by the Upanishads, highlighting the one's own nature. ...

How to understand Death

What death is ? When one was born as newborn child, when his mind or memory was not fully...

What happens after a person attains Moksha? Does the soul live...

What happens after a person attains moksha? In Hinduism, the main two philosophies are Mimamsa & Vedanta. We will...

What is the difference between Purusha and Brahman?

Difference between Purusha and Brahman There is nothing called Purusha ( Jiva ). Upanishads says that Brahman alone is real...

What is the difference between Samkhya and Advaita Vedanta in Hinduism?

Samkhya Philosophy Sage Kapila was the founder of the Samkhya (सांख्य) Philosophy. The word ‘samkhya’...

What is Moksha and how will one attain it?

Moksha Moksha is negation of this wrong conclusion that “I am a body” and knowing one’s true nature...

What does it mean that Brahman is real; the world is...

Brahman is real; the world is unreal This sentence “Brahman is real, this world is unreal” is the core...

What is the number of Atman (soul), are they always the...

What is a Atman (Soul)? As mentioned in Brihadaranyaka Upanishad verse 3.7.23, नान्योऽतोऽस्ति द्रष्टा, नान्योऽतोऽस्ति श्रोता,...

Is “Aham Brahmasmi” equivalent to “I am God”?

Aham Brahmasmi (अहं ब्रह्मास्मि ) The objective of the statement “aham brahmasmi”  is to remove the attachment with physical...

Which is the correct path for Moksha, Karma Yoga or Gyan...

Path of Karma Yoga :   Karma cannot give Moksha, only self knowledge can give Moksha.

What are Upanishads ?

Upanishads Upanishad - means to sit near; to approach, when seen in larger context it means "knowledge which is...

Are the Vedas and Upanishads of any use in today’s world?

What an individual needs ? As a physical body one needs unlimited sex, unlimited pleasures, unlimited Gulab Jamun, unlimited...

If we really have never-dying consciousness, then what exactly am I...

Does my consciousness die, when I sleep ? No When you are awake then you perceive this world by...

Why do people look to survive, when we all have to...

I have no answer for the above question ? but you need to logically think that why there is need even to...

Can the soul experience vision, sound, touch without a body?

Can soul experience vision, sound, touch without a body? No, this not possible because what is called as experience...

What would have happened if Buddha/Shankaracharya/Krishna had suffered from Alzheimer’s Disease?

Does Moksha depend on Memory ? If one is expert in Vedas & its philosophies throughout his life &...

Why does Veda negate itself saying “Veda cannot reach there”?

There is statement (shruti) in Brihadaranyaka Upanishad 4.3.22, which says that there is state of Atman, where Vedas become no Vedas or...

Why is it so hard to see or experience the Atman...

What is Atman ? In the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad verse 3.7.23, it is mentioned नान्योऽतोऽस्ति द्रष्टा, नान्योऽतोऽस्ति...

Life of Adi Shankaracharya – Stories, Teachings and Stotras

Adi Shankaracharya (आदि शङ्कराचार्य) Adi Shankaracharya is an eighth century religious teacher and Philosopher. According to commonly held...

Why does Brahmasutra talk of caste based on birth instead of...

Brahamsutra never talk about birth based caste, the section referred there has a different meaning for word “shudra”, and not the caste...

What are the Karma yoga and Jnana yoga as per Bhagavata...

Karma Yoga and Jnana Yoga There are two paths Karma Yoga and Jnana Yoga Lord...

What is the philosophy of the Upanishads?

Philosophy of the Upanishads Upanishads are created to give the self knowledge ( Atman-Gyana), therefore Upanishads are main texts...

Is consciousness unique for an individual?

Is consciousness unique for an individual?   Consciousness cannot be counted and not unique to individuals. What...

What is the number of Atman (soul), are they always the...

What is a Atman ? As mentioned in Brihadaranyaka Upanishad verse 3.7.23, नान्योऽतोऽस्ति द्रष्टा, नान्योऽतोऽस्ति श्रोता,...

What is Atman ? How can one see it or touch...

What is Atman ?   As mentioned in Brihadaranyaka Upanishad verse 3.7.23, नान्योऽतोऽस्ति द्रष्टा,...

The Bold Beggar

Story of Bold Beggar This story is based on Chandogya Upanishad There were two Rishi -...
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