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Welcome to the Main Page of the ‘Vedanta Section’ of vmission.org.in site. On this Page we present a birds eye view of the contents of this section. These include the fundamental principles of Vedanta philosophy, intro of its important scriptures, its vision, online courses & the path to be taken for the divine journey to the transcendental dimension of one’s atma.

What does the word 'Vedanta' mean?

The word Vedanta is dissected as Veda + Anta. Veda are the ancient Hindu book of wisdom, and Anta means the culmination, the end.

Vedanta thus stands for the ultimate philosophical message of Vedas. The Upanishads (part of Vedas), being the source of this divine vision, are also called as Vedanta.

In all there are seven sub-sections in this Vedanta Section. Their contents are:

1. Shastras :

This section will introduce you to the basic scriptures of Vedanta. Brief introduction will be given of scriptures like Vedas, Upanishads, Gita, Brahma Sutras, etc.

2. Darshan :

Darshan means philosophy. This sub-section will enlighten you about the salient features of the darshan of Vedanta.

What is the message of Vedanta?

Vedanta reveals that basically 'you' are not a limited fellow, but the timeless, infinite, non-dual & blissful divinity (Brahman), and so is everyone else. Every individual can & should realize that 'I am That'. This realization alone is moksha - real freedom. Knowledge alone redeems thunder the great rishis. Rishis perfected this science of Self-Knowledge almost to an art form. 

3. Sadhya :

Sadhya means the goal of life. What are the goals of life? What is the ultimate goal, attaining which a man is truly fulfilled, and there is no seeking thereafter. This section endeavors to provide answers to these important questions from the point of view of Vedanta. Basics of all the four purushartha's 'Dharma, Artha, Kama & Moksha' are revealed in this section.

4. Sadhana :

Sadhana are the means to attain the desired end. The scriptures reveal a whole spectrum of sadhana's, and each of them are for a specific purpose. Karma, Upasana, Gyana, Dhyana, Bhakti, Japa, Vrata, Yoga, Rituals etc. Brief explanation of the nature, objective & limitations of each is provided here in this section.

5. Online Courses :

We are happy to be pioneers in providing to the world the first ever online courses on 'Tattva Bodha' (Fundamentals of Vedanta), and 'Bhagwad Gita'. This is a package of systematic study with lessons, questions & answers. Finally a Certificate of Appreciation is provided to the successful students.

Who were & are the well-known teachers of Advaita Vedanta?

Vedas were revealed by God himself in the very beginning of creation. He revealed the vision of Vedas to various Rishis - the seer's. These seer's passed this great knowledge to their disciples, and thus from thousands of years this knowledge has been flowing down to us. Some of the well-known teachers of Vedanta were: Bhagwan Sri Adi Sankaracharya, Sri Sureshwaracharya, Sri Ananda Giri, Sri Vidyaranya Swami, etc. Bhagwan Sri Krishna and Sri Rama lived Vedanta alone. 

In the modern times Swami Vivekananda, Swami Tapovanam, Swami Chinmayananda, Swami Dayananda (Arsha Vidya), etc dedicated their lives to teach Vedanta to the world. Swami Atmanandaji, the founder of Vedanta Mission, is a representative of this ancient tradition. He was initiated into the sanyas ashram personally by Param Poojya Swami Chinmayanandaji.

6. Letters of Guruji :

Poojya Guruji has been active on the Internet since it was introduced in India in late nineties. Hundreds of people all over the world have taken benefit of his knowledge, and we thus have a huge database of his simple & enlightening letters covering almost the entire topics of Vedanta & positive living. We share some of his letters in this section.

7. Articles by Guruji :

This section contains some of the articles written by Poojya Guruji. These include articles like: Biography of a Thought, Human Genome & Karmic Manipulations, Human Mind & Computers, Jivatma & Paramatma, Religion & Philosophy, Sreyas & Preyas, Vyashti & Samashti, etc.  

 

Prasthana Trayi:

Upanishads

Brahma Sutras

Bhagwad Gita

Four Mahavakyas:

Tat Tvam Asi (S)

Pragyanam Brahma (R)

Ayam Atma Brahma (A)

Aham Brahmasmi (Y)

(S-Sama, R-Rig, A-Atharva, Y-Yajur)

Ten Upanishads:

Isavasya (Y)

Katha (Y)

Kena (S)

Aitereya (R)

Taittiriya (Y)

Mundaka (A)

Mandukya (A)

Prasna (A)

Chandogya (S)

Brihadaranyaka(Y)

Who is known as  Bhasyakara?

Bhagwatpada Sri Adi Sankaracharya

Who is known as  Vartikara?

Sri Sureshwaracharya

Who is known as  Tikakara?

Sri Ananda Giri

 
 
 

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