Swami Dayananda Saraswati

Freedom in Relationship

Problems or limitations in relationships often drive us to seek freedom from relationship. In these twelve-talks, Pujya Swamiji teaches how we might enjoy freedom in relationship. By confining the problems to roles, we discover a wholeness that enriches all our relationships. An Audio Course (Course Code – AVG0610) Vedanta In Daily Life: Freedom in Relationship by […]

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Freedom from Sadness

Sorrow is neither caused by the world nor is it caused by any simple. In these classes, Pujya Swamiji helps us to examine the nature and cause of sadness due to sorrowful thinking. Also, we learn how to see the facts more clearly and thereby gain the upper hand of objective thinking in the management

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Mandukya Upanisad

In twelve verses, Mandukya unfolds the non-dual vision of reality through an elaborate exposition of the meaning of the sacred syllable Om. As a sound symbol for the entire experience of waking, dream, and sleep-and the truth of all of them-Omkara lends itself to deep inquiry. The waking/dream/sleep states Prakriya (method for unfolding the nature

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Taittiriya Upanisad

Belonging to the Krishna Yajur Veda, Taittiriya , it is thought to be the first Upanishad Shankara wrote a Bhasya on. It is composed of three chapters: Siksa-Valli, Brahmananda-Valli and Bhrgu-Valli. These are subdivided into Anuvakas (lessons) made up of a few crisp sentences, with measure and rhythm, meant to be learned and chanted as a

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Chandogya Upanisad

One of the oldest and most important Upanishads, Chandogya is second only to Brhadaranyaka in terms of length. It forms the last eight chapters of the Chandogya Brahmana of the Sama Veda and is a great source of principal Vedanta fundamentals.  Many references are made to this Upanishad in Brahma Sutras further indicating its’ importance

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Part of the Krishna Yajurveda, and one of the most popular Upanisads, Katha Upanishad comprises two parts and 120 verses. It is one of the ten Upanishads Shankara commented on, and comes to us in the form of a dialogue between young seeker Nachiketa and Lord Yama (Death). Lord Yama tests Nachiketa’s qualifications as a

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Part of the Atharva Veda, Kaivalya Upanishad focuses on the self as Nirguna Brahman. Its twenty-five verses are a concise exposition of the ‘Paramarthika’ vision of Vedanta.  Kaivalyopanisad well-known Arati mantras as well as that echo those of other important Upanishad. The Kaivalya’s dialogue between Lord Brahma and Disciple Ashvalayana is a comprehensive inquiry into

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By whom (Kena, i.e. by whose mere intent) is the impelled mind directed ? With this profound question, the Kena Upanisad, which is part of the Sama Veda,   begins. One of the shortest Upanishad, Kena offers one of the most thorough presentations of Vedanta in its first two chapters. The prose of the last two

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