Swamiji talks about the importance of the Upanishads as well as what is required for understanding them. The essence of the main Upanishads is discussed.
A psycho-philosophical analysis of the contents of the famous Katha Upanishad. The Katha Upanishad traces through the zigzag movements of the soul from personal individuality through cosmic vision until it reaches the Absolute.
This is a series of discourses that Swamiji gave during a special Sadhana Week that was held in April, 1982, on the occasion of Swamiji's 60th birth anniversary.
An acute analysis of the Upanishadic doctrine of universal creation and the involvement of individual suffering when the individual separates itself from the cosmic structure.
The quintessential teaching of the Mandukya Upanishad of the Atharva Veda unfolded with lucidity. A profound analysis of the waking, dream and deep sleep states by the seer and sage of deep insight.
Among the Upanishads, the Mundaka is regarded as one of the most important. It throws a flood of light on the Jnana Marga (path of Knowledge) and leads the aspirant to the highest rung in the ladder of Jnana.
Here is a verse-by-verse commentary of the Mundaka Upanishad, with a transliteration of the verses. As always, Swamiji brings out the essential meaning of this holy scripture.
This is of the most prominent among the major group of philosophical and mystical texts constituting one of the threefold foundations of India's spiritual lore, the tripod of Indian culture, being consituted of the Upanishads, the Brahmasutras and the Bhagavadgita.
This is a highly advanced philosophical and mystical text, and is one of the major Upanishads consitituting the basic canons on which the whole philosophy of India and its general outlook of life may be said to be founded.
In this series Swamiji focuses primarily on the fourth and most important chapter, called Phala Adhyaya, The Fruit of Knowledge, which deals with the attainment of liberation.
A clear and easy exposition by Swami Sivananda. Swamiji has given useful information which will not be found elsewhere. An elaborate introduction precedes the work, along with a short introduction and summary of the different Adhikaranas (Topics) preceding each Pada (Section). Each Sutra contains a word-by-word and a running translation as well as commentary.