What is Vedanta

Sep 16, 2022

What is Vedanta?

Vedanta is the knowledge from ancient scriptures of India. ‘Veda’ means knowledge and ‘anta’ means end. This may be interpreted as being the ultimate integration of knowledge, the ultimate integration of Truth. This Truth, this wisdom, this knowledge comes from the Vedas, revealed words received by enlightened sages, saints, seers in deep meditation in ancient India. These revelations are shared with the world in the ancient language of Sanskritam in the poetic form of chants. There are 4 Vedas: Rig Veda, Sama Veda, Yajur Veda, Atharva Veda. The teachings of Vedanta are mostly found in Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, Brahma Sutras. There are other texts from realized beings such as Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, and Adi Sankara’s Tattva Bodha. 

The intention of Vedanta is to systematically navigate the seeker, scholar, student with the curious mind to explore and arrive at the same realization that ‘I AM whole, complete, free, right here, right now’. It serves to resolve incorrect perceptions of Truth. Vedanta is a structured methodology, independent of thinking, that reveals the all – knowing presence of the nature of existence. 


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