“ Yes Vedanta unfolds the profound Knowledge of the Seers to willing learners… ”
Advaita Vedanta, non-dual wisdom, springs from the timeless Vedas gifted to humanity by ancient Indian seers. Within the lofty Upanishads, the Bhagavad Gita, and Brahma Sutra texts — lies the pinnacle of metaphysical knowledge of the absolute Reality; consciousness. This is what Yes Vedanta answers, the existential question, “Who or what I am?”.
The aim of Vedanta is to systematically impart the methodology to one who desires liberation, or more commonly called enlightenment (moksha).
This revealed spiritual knowledge methodically helps you gain direct experience and understanding of the limitless whole — that which is even the truth of time and space. This is the same vision realized by Adi Shankara and the illumined masters of the thousands years old tradition of Vedas.
Traditional Vedanta is not mere philosophy, theory or mental gymnastics. Nor is it Vedanta learned in University philosophy classes — which is merely informative, but not transformative. Additionally, it's spiritual insights transcend human speculation, dogma and belief.
Vedanta cannot be contradicted for it reveals the eternal, intrinsic nature of oneself and the cosmos. It's wisdom rests upon infallible logic that withstands all attempts at refutation. No line of questioning, however sharp, can pierce the armor of its flawless reasoning.
Vedanta is an independent means of knowledge (pramana) that lays bare the ultimate Truth beyond names and forms. Here one discovers through direct insight, “I am Brahman, limitless consciousness, the totality of existence, ever-free and complete“.
What's denying you owning up to your limitless nature is ignorance – causing you to seek it as something within time and space. Vedanta alone removes this veil.
Raising Kundalini Won't Liberate You
Self-knowledge (atma-jnana) is knowing, “I am the whole, the non-dual Reality in which this world, including time-and-space, has it's existence”. This direct, assimilated, continuous understanding is liberation.
Liberation is not attaining higher states of awareness, seeking Krishna in heaven, seeing special visions, attaining bodily immortality, nor a spontaneous Kundalini awakening. These experiences all obtain within time. You are that which is beyond time. Within time and out of time are two entirely different things. Such dualistic paths (Dvaita) are stepping-stones to Advaita Vedanta.
A Means to End Rebirth
In conclusion, Vedanta is not about becoming, but about being. It is about recognizing your true nature as the eternal, limitless “I” (Atman) – which is never subject to birth or death. This is the enlightenment expounded by the Advaita Vedanta parampara (tradition passed from guru to student) — to know your true self as the underlying Reality of all existence.
When the seeker approaches these universal teachings with trust and a beginner's mind, the import becomes clear. Finally freed from bondage and ignorance, one comes to see the entire world as an expression of God. This is moksha – liberation from the cycle of birth and death.
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Om Tat Sat
– Bhagavad Gita 17.23