"Unflinching devotion to the Teacher is paramount in the life of a true seeker. To begin with, an external God can be the object of faith. But once the devotee grows to be a seeker, only a Wise Teacher can fulfil his quest.  It is then for the seeker to get purified and enlightened by the words of wisdom from his Guru.  Their bond and attunement put the Teacher on the pedestal of God.  Such an impeccable Guru-sishya bond alone bestows wisdom, strength and fulfillment to the seeker."

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A rare opportunity for a fortnight-long immersion into the study and practice of Upanishadic knowledge under the guidance of Swami Nirviseshananda Tirtha.

Swami Nirviseshananda Tirtha has inspired countless seekers to apply the eternal concepts of the Upanishads in modern life. His living knowledge of the Upanishads is a transformational force that helps seekers to expand the mind and heart, and realize growth and fulfillment in all spheres of life.

"It is not just study. It is sharing whatever I have found to be the most valuable in my life. Truly Speaking it is getting connected to an eternal Treasure bestowed by our forefathers"

Swami Nirviseshananda Tirtha

Upanishads – The Eternal Treasure of Knowledge

Upanishads are the final and the loftiest revelations enshrined in the Vedas. They deal with knowledge and knowledge alone. But this knowledge is not about any material object, deity or philosophy; it is the knowledge of our own real identity.

Religions depend on the faith in some concept of God. Upanishads exhort us to transcend all faiths and concepts, and to discover the Truth first hand.

Upanishadic presentations have a transcendental note, giving us a touch of our innate divinity. They provide illustrations to help us make our mind flexible, impersonal, and vast – finally making it one with the Transcendental Reality.

The Upanishads are the result of the deepest relentless enquiry of the human mind:

  1. Is there an Ultimate Reality behind the world we perceive, &
  2. Where lies the Ultimate fulfillment of human life. Both the enquiries have been conclusively answered in the Upanishads.  

How Relevant is the Study of Upanishads Today?

Upanishads are prehistoric – authored how many thousands of years ago we do not know. But they deal with a knowledge, which is eternal, and which when practised makes man aware of his eternal identity. All troubles of human life, whether modern or ancient, arise from ignorance of our real identity.

Knowledge of our real identity

  • makes our mind expansive and free,
  • makes our intelligence subtle and clear, and
  • makes our life sane, simple, and cheerful.

It relieves us from selfish constrictions and the resulting stresses. 

"Vedanta is the record of the results of enquiry into our own real 'identity'. It is a statement of a great disovery. It is an exhortation, a call - to do the experiment oneself  by refining and sublimating the inner faculties, and discover the Truth for himself, in his own being"

Swami Nirviseshananda Tirtha

Not a theoretical study – the knowledge has to be lived

The purpose of the Upanishads is to provide ultimate fulfillment to human mind – irrespective of time, religious or racial identity. Fulfillment means removal of all greed and insufficiencies. Such a mind excels in confidence, poise, virtues and skills.

Upanishads are a record of:

  1. Experiential results of the subjective mind experiments carried out by the Seers of India, which even today anyone can verify, provided he cares to repeat the experiments sincerely.
  2. Rational understanding and explanation of the experimental observations.

A mere theoretical knowledge about our true identity has no value unless we strive to become what we have learnt. So, the emphasis must be to relate everything, each word if possible, to our saadhana (spiritual pursuit) – our life, our mind, our deficiencies and constrictions. Truly speaking, Vedanta is not a scholarly study of the scriptures but a way of life.

Upanishadic Knowledge leads to an Integrated Personality

The worldly attractions and repulsions are always pulling our mind outward, making us slave to the external situations.

Knowledge of the Upanishads helps us live and act in the world remaining firmly anchored to our inmost Self. We discover that nothing in the world can really overpower our mind. We can possess or lose anything without getting bound by it, without getting affected by the gain or loss.

The knowledge when practiced frees our mind from the bondages and insufficiencies it suffers from. It integrates the mental, emotional, and intelligential aspects of our personality.

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