“ Yes Vedanta precisely unfolds the profound Knowledge of the Seers to willing learners… ”
Vedanta, specifically Advaita (non-duality) is a tradition sourced in Vedas of India — revealing the depth of ever-true wisdom within the three major texts: Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita and Brahma Sutras. They are further elaborated through Adi Shankara's Tattva Bodha − and Swami Vidyaranya's Panchadasi.
Yes Vedanta's purpose is to systematically unfold the methodology of these texts, so the student can actually arrive to the same understanding, vision or realization of the absolute reality as oneself — right here and now.
What is Advaita Vedanta (not-two)?
Vedanta is not a philosophy. Not a school of thought. Not a system of beliefs which can be negated from different angles. Not a set of contentions.
It remains independent of your thoughts about it. Just how one's existence remains independent of whether one verbally acknowledge one's existence or not.
Vedanta is a systematic and structured means of knowledge which establishes absolute clarity of the whole reality as yourself. Means of knowledge means, that by which one accomplishes the ultimate end (moksha).
More specifically, the methodology reveals the ever-present truth about yourself (jiva), universe (jagat) and Existence-Consciousness (Ishvara/Brahman).
In short, showing one directly that “I AM” whole, complete and free right now.
Until then, ignorance causes one to look for the “THE reality” as though it's separate from oneself.
The error motivates one to apply countless actions in hopes to discover something bigger then oneself.
It's like a wooden chair doing different meditations hoping to discover the wood; the all-pervasive-reality. In truth, the chair is never not the wood.
Similarly, a sincere devotee of truth will never become the sought – because the seeker is actually the sought right now. It's a matter of discovering HOW this is so.
Yes, action is needed to discover. But only in sense of annihilating incorrect theories-perceptions-beliefs of the truth.
This is precisely what Vedanta methodology serves to resolve once and for all – using original and ever-fresh teachings of the texts mentioned above.
Therefore, we only teach Indian Non-duality whose tradition involves using Sanskrit words because there's no effective English equivalents.
Learn more about Yes Vedanta and Acharya Andre (teacher of Indian non-dual wisdom & Sanskrit).
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Om Tat Sat
– Bhagavad Gita 17.23