“ 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.
Yes Vedanta's purpose is to systematically unfold the methodology of these texts, so the student can arrive to the same understanding, vision or realization of the absolute reality as oneself — right here and now.
What is Advaita Vedanta?
Vedanta is not a philosophy. Not a school of thought. Not a system of beliefs which can be negated from different angles or some time in the future. Nor is it a set of contentions.
It is a means of knowledge that reveals the ultimate truth about yourself and reality. This truth is that you are the whole reality right now.
Though this fact is always true, ignorance causes one to search for an ultimate reality as though it is separate.
It's like a wooden chair meditating to discover wood — oblivious to the fact that it's entire being is already the wood, including the entire universe of wooden furniture. Or the wave searching for some extraordinary reality, when in fact the whole ocean of waves is of one reality alone; H2O.
Therefore Vedanta uses a systematic methodology to remove this ignorance and establish absolute clarity about the nature of reality. It reveals through direct experience that your true nature is the totality. The search for an ultimate reality is erroneous since you, the seeker, are what is sought. Action and practice are only required to eliminate false perceptions — not to become something you are not.
Enlightenment or Liberation
In short, one is shown directly that I AM the whole. This understanding is enlightenment; the most distorted, misunderstood and irresponsibly used term in the spiritual world.
Erroneous notions like, the 4th state, “exploring states of consciousness”, raise the coiled serpent, make the body immortal, travel worlds, see God in your third eye — the list is countless.
That's why only the mature, rational and sensible seekers are attracted to Vedanta. Those in realms of “exploring consciousness”, working to attain Krishna/God in heaven, raising the Kundalini — are still in process of maturity.
Thus dvaita, religion or Yoga is only a stepping stone to the final which Vedanta solves.
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 right now.
Vedanta removes all forms of ignorance through a proven methodology of knowledge resulting in clarity. You recognize yourself as the total, universal consciousness itself.
Not about Becoming, But Being
In conclusion, Vedanta is not about becoming, but about being. Being what you always are. It is a means to recognize your true nature as the whole, the limitless, the eternal. This is enlightenment according to the Advaita Vedanta tradition — to know thyself as the Self of all.
For these reasons, we are committed to revealing your non-dual nature — a tradition deeply rooted in Sanskrit terminology, as the English language often falls short in effectively conveying these profound concepts.
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Om Tat Sat
– Bhagavad Gita 17.23