Introduction To Vedanta

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Sunday lectures given at Chinmaya Mission Boston - Newton center

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Introduction:

Introduction

Satsang:

Satsang

Satsang – Company of Truth:

Satsang – Company of Truth

Satsang:

Satsang

Why study the SCRIPTURES?:

Why study the SCRIPTURES?

Why Study Scriptures:

Why Study Scriptures Material (Wealth) Seeker – Security & Pleasure Right contact with the world Spiritual Seeker Lead a righteous life Liberation Seeker Self transformation

Bhagavad Gita:

Bhagavad Gita

Bhagavad Gita:

Bhagavad Gita S ong of spiritual knowledge – a dialogue between the Guru (Krishna) and Sishya ( Arjuna ) Gita appears almost at the center of the 18 cantos of Mahabharata. Gita consists of 18 chapters and 700 verses – Chapters 25-42 of the sixth canto Written by Veda Vyasa

Tat-Tvam-Asi OR THAT THOU ART:

Tat- Tvam - Asi OR THAT THOU ART Tvam -Thou Tat-That Asi -Art Karma Yoga Bhakti Yoga Gnana Yoga

Karma YOGA:

Karma YOGA

KARMA YOGA – PRACTICAL TIPS:

KARMA YOGA – PRACTICAL TIPS Act without Regrets for the past Expectations of the future Excitement in the present Give up the ‘ Doership ’ – act without the ‘EGO’ Give up the ‘ Enjoyership ’ – act without ‘likes’ and ‘dislikes’ to the fruits of action

Bhakti YOGA:

Bhakti YOGA

BHAKTI YOGA – PRACTICAL TIPS:

BHAKTI YOGA – PRACTICAL TIPS See the LORD in everything and everyone Treat everyone equally (Don’t pre-judge) Forget and forgive – hold no enmity towards anyone Practice AHIMSA towards things and beings Dedicate your actions to HIM Accept whatever fruits of actions as an offering from HIM (Eventually) Detach from everything and everyone and ATTACH yourself to HIM

Gnana YOGA:

Gnana YOGA

GNANA YOGA – PRACTICAL TIPS:

GNANA YOGA – PRACTICAL TIPS Destroy demonic thoughts Nourish divine thoughts Eliminate Anger, Fear, Lust or Desire See the Sattvic , Rajasic , and Tamasic qualities in everything you do Move from Tamasic to Rajasic to Sattvic disposition Discover the Lord within You

UPANISHADS:

UPANISHADS

Vedas come from the word Vid or to know Vedas mean revealed knowledge:

Vedas come from the word Vid or to know Vedas mean revealed knowledge

Four Vedas:

Four Vedas Rig Veda Yajur Veda Sama Veda Atharva Veda

UPANISHAD – sitting down near or at the Foot of the Teacher :

UPANISHAD – sitting down near or at the Foot of the Teacher

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Jeeva Brahma Aikyam – This Self and the Lord are the Same The Upanishads tell us that there is a Reality underlying life which rituals cannot reach, next to which things we see and touch in everyday life are shadows. They teach that this Reality is the essence of every created thing, and the same Reality is our Self, so that each of us is one with the power that created and sustains the Universe. They testify that this oneness can be realized directly, without the mediation of priests or rituals or any of the structures of organized religion, not after death but in this life, and that this life is the purpose for which each of us has been born and the goal toward which evolution moves. - Eknath Easwaran , The Upanishads

The journey of Upanishad Continues…:

The journey of Upanishad Continues … 2016-2017 Isavasya Upanishad Keno Upanishad Kato Upanishad 2017-2018 Prashno Upanishad Mundaka Upanishad Taitiriya Upanishad Aitreya Upanishad

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