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Self-Realization in the Tradition of the Himalayan masters as on www.SwamiJ.com. The goal of sadhana or practices is the highest Joy that comes from the Realization in direct experience of the center of consciousness, the Self, the Atman or Purusha, which is one and the same with the Absolute Reality. This Self-Realization comes through Yoga Meditation of the Yoga Sutras, the contemplative insight of Advaita Vedanta, and the intense devotion of Samaya Sri Vidya Tantra. The methods are thorou ...
 
The Bhagavad Gita is a Hindu sacred text originally written in Sanskrit that forms part of a larger epic, the "Mahabharata." Yoga is presented in the Bhagavad Gita as the process by which a person can connect with the Absolute or Divine. The Bhagavad Gita is a narrative that is told through a dialogue between Arjuna, a warrior, and his charioteer, Lord Krishna. Arjuna doubts whether he should go into battle and Krishna explains that he must fulfill his dharma, or duty, as a warrior. In his e ...
 
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How Ira met Swami Dayānanda. Q + A. Books of Shankaracharya. Study Brahma Sutras only with a qualified teacher. Vivekacūḍāmaṇi. Are Advaita Vedānta and Yoga Philosophy harmonious? Vedantic dhyana. Kaṭhopaniṣad and vedantic meditation. Books and articles of Ira. More Vedanta … Continue reading →By Sukadev Bretz Yoga Vidya
 
Nirvāṇa–ṣaṭka. Morning remembrance prayer. Vedānta and modern science. No conflict between science and Vedānta. Science makes statements about the waking state. Vedānta is a subjective science: its about your own experience. Analyse of the three states according to Gauḍa-pādas kārikā. … Continue reading →…
 
Vedānta is not a business. The highest teaching of Vedānta. The method of Vedānta: deliberate superimposition for the purpose of teaching and negation of this teaching in the end. Mutual superimposition. 3 identifcations: knower, doer, experiencer. adhyaropa and apavāda. Tat … Continue reading →By Sukadev Bretz Yoga Vidya
 
2 ways to get vairāgya: 1. seeing the defects of happiness from objects (it has a beginning and an end) 2. understanding that objects are not real. Bhagavad Gītā ch. 13, 7-11. Spiritual sadhana: developping qualities. Humility is knowledge because … Continue reading →By Sukadev Bretz Yoga Vidya
 
Story about Swami Satchidanandendra and Kirtan. The concept of avidyā / ignorance. Best source is adhyāsa bhāṣya: Introduction to the commentary of Shankaracharya on the Brahma Sutras. 2 notions of ignorance: Shankaracharyas notion of mithyā jñāna and Padmapādas notion of … Continue reading →By Sukadev Bretz Yoga Vidya
 
Explanantion of the shloka Brahmanandam paramasukhadam. Shankaracharyas critique of other schools of thought. Knowledge as the solution to remove ignorance. 3 types of ignorance: 1. not knowing as the root. 2. Misconception. Adhyāsa. Superimposition. 3. Doubt. Ancient vedantic position. Five … Continue reading →…
 
Review of the first two Shlokas of chapter 13 Bhagavad Gita Bhasya. Witnessing consciousness: unique teaching of Vedanta. Paramahamsa. Witnessing consciousness is identical with the supreme reality. Avidya: mixing up of subject and object. Forms: Not knowing, misconception, doubt. Verses … Continue reading →…
 
Traditional study of the Bhagavad Gita. Different schools of Advaita Vedanta. Main Teachings and Defects according to Shankaracharya. Maya and other definitions. More Vedanta Seminars you will find here. More on Vedanta you will find here. English Community, Blog, … Continue reading →By Sukadev Bretz Yoga Vidya
 
Qualifications according to the Bhagavad Gita chapter 13, 7-11. Story King Janaka, Katyayani, Matreyi. The Witness. The Self and deep sleep. More Vedanta Seminars you will find here. More on Vedanta you will find here. English Community, Blog, … Continue reading →By Sukadev Bretz Yoga Vidya
 
Explanation of the Mantra Guru Brahma Guru Vishnur. Qualifications of a student according to the Brahma Sutras: Viveka, Vairagya, Shat Sampat, Mumukshuttva. More Vedanta Seminars you will find here. More on Vedanta you will find here. English Community, … Continue reading →By Sukadev Bretz Yoga Vidya
 
History of the Vedanta Scriptures. Lack of qualification as a main problem to realise. Sadhana as the solution to be qualified. Meaning of Avidya according to Shankaracharya: mutual superimposition. More Vedanta Seminars you will find here. More on Vedanta … Continue reading →By Sukadev Bretz Yoga Vidya
 
Listen to this ATTC-lecture by Swami Vishnu Devananda! Chant mantras with him at the beginning of the lecture and enjoy his original voice and his energy! For more English yoga videos, music, blog posts, etc., please visit our English pages … Continue reading →By Sukadev Bretz Yoga Vidya
 
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