Nithin Sridhar’s commentary on the Īśopaniṣad, as well as the exposition of the Upaniṣad’s philosophy, is written from the perspective of Advaita Vedānta. But there are no polemics in the work; it focuses entirely on shedding light upon some of the most important and often neglected aspects of Hinduism.
Vedanta means that which reveals the ultimate knowledge or absolute truth. From this, it follows that Vedanta is the ultimate science.
Adi Shankaracharya in his famous introduction to Gita Bhashya, speaks about how Vedas expound two-fold Dharma for people: Pravritti Dharma or the path of action for those with desire and Nivritti Dharma or the path of knowledge and dispassion, for those who have turned away from desire. In other words, Pravritti and Nivritti Dharmas form the two-fold essence of Veda.
Navaratri festival, in many a sense, is the practical expression of the Vedantic path.
Announcing 2nd Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati Memorial Lecture by S Gurumurthy, organized by Indic Academy and Advaita Academy.
स्थावर तीर्थोंके विषयमें भक्तिसंप्रदायके प्रर्वतक महाप्रभु श्रीवल्लभाचार्यके मतका विचार किया जाएगा. श्रीवल्लभाचार्यने तीर्थोंके अनेक पक्षोंका विचार किया है, यथा तीर्थोंका भौतिक-आध्यात्मिक एवं आधिदैविक पक्ष, तीर्थोंका मोक्षदातृत्व, सकामोपासकको प्राप्त होते फल, तीर्थोंकी पापमोचकता, भक्तिवृद्ध्यर्थ तीर्थयात्रा, भगवदीयव्यासंगप्राप्त्यर्थ यात्रा, नवधाभक्तिके अंगतया तीर्थयात्राका स्वरूप, एकांतवासार्थ तीर्थयात्रा, गृहत्यागपूर्वक आजीवन तीर्थपर्यटन आदि.
This article is an attempt to dig deep into this short poetic Upanishad, with the assistance of the commentaries of two great Vedāntins – Adi Shankara and Vedanta Desika
Swami Vivekananda’s Chicago Addresses exactly 127 years ago, September 11, 1893.
Vedanta the highest philosophy, which is based on three major ancient texts, namely the Upanishads, the Bhagavad Gita, and the Brahmasutras.
I have always been in awe of how Bharat as a country has treated any Dukha or sorrow. From the time our civilization has started, our country has been unique in the way Dukha has been given acceptance and respect so much that we even had one philosophy or religion based on Dukha – Buddhism. While most other countries and civilization were more interested in Bhog-vilas (success and luxury), we were more interested in accepting and handling Dukha. One could even say that our explanation of Karma was in a way aimed at explaining why we have Dukha and how we can prevent ourselves from having it in the future.