Introduction to Vedanta – Lecture Series – Swami Sarvapriyananda

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In a series of talks, Swami Sarvapriyananda lucidly unfolds the fundamentals of Advaita Vedanta presented in “Drg Drsya Viveka: An Inquiry into the Nature of the Seer and the Seen“. These talks were delivered at the Vedanta Temple in Hollywood, California, USA.
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20 Responses to “Introduction to Vedanta – Lecture Series – Swami Sarvapriyananda”


A bhimarao
February 6, 2017 Reply

A Bhimarao. Visakhapatnam
Sri Gurubhyo namaha.
This teaching is rewarding for any seeker of truth.. The reflected conciousness in the mind is called Jiva is mithya as it is not original and therefore whatever actions he does too are unreal
Therefore the samsara toois unreal and Atma only is real.

CA G.Rajendra prasad
January 30, 2017 Reply

Respected Swamiji,
Felt so privileged to listen to the powerful presentation by Swami. .Looking forward to hear further discourses of Swamiji.

ananya
December 11, 2016 Reply

Respected Swami,
First of all I pay my heartfelt gratitude to you for unveil Vedanta to me.I have no words to express my gratitude. Some confusions and queries rising which i want to know.Most important is that i want to join Vedanta classes as beginner. Kindly if i can know the procedure.

sata sata pranam

Amrita Ghosh
November 19, 2016 Reply

sir,

first of all sir i am of 13 yrs old. i have been watching few vedios from u tube about “who am i?” the two sessions held in iitk. i have many queries.. i believe u r successfull in making me understand the sravanam. i am sure i have understood it properly . As in the second stage mananam we are expected have doubts , i have few too.
FIRST QUESTION: U SAID THAT THE WHOLE UNIVERSE IS A TURIYA, THAT ALL THAT WE SEE OUR BODY OTHERS ARE ERROR. I LIKED THE EXAMPLE OF A BOY WITH HIS FATHER GOING TO SEE HTE FILM. WHERE U COMPARED THE SCREEN AS OUR TURIYA. U ALSO COMPARED TURIYA WITH THE PC SREEN. TO MUCH EXTEND I UNDERSTAND IT. BUT IS THEN THE WHOLE UNIVERSE SOMETHING FALSE, IT IS POSSIBLE THAT ALL THE FACTS ABOUT TURIYA IS CORRECT THEN WHAT WE SEE IN OUR OWN EYES ARE CERTAINLY NOT WRONG. MAY BE IT IS THE WAY WE THINK IS WRONG. DOES IT MEAN WE HAVE TO MEND THE WAY WE THINK?

UR LECTURES ARE CERTAINLE VERY GOOD. I LIKE THEBM A LOT.

THANK U SIR. LOOKING FORWARD FOR YOUR ANSWERS…

Anoop Sharma
December 7, 2016 Reply

Mrs Amrita, consider this situation, during ganesha chaturthi we see many ganesha idols, made from mud, each are different ,with different colours and sizes, now consider a person who havent seen mud from his birth,but have seen ganesha idols, now if you show him this idol and ask what do you see,he will say the idol,but he is ignorant of mud, in the same way, name and form are maya,but the core substance is brahman, if you takw that person now and give him the knowledge of mud, what will he see? nothing but mud in various forms, in this way the world is false.

ARUNAVA DUTTA
September 27, 2016 Reply

JOY GURU

Respected Swamiji, PRANANMS,SHRDHA, LOVE.
I am a great listener of your talks, i heard your several lectures at kolkata………@RKM,GOLPARK, BELUR MATH.and many others places at kolkata. Your word inspired us in great extent. I am a DIKHITO SANTAN of SRIRAMAKRISHNA ORDER with HIS kripa.’ e jinis bhasay byakto kora jayna; prane prane anuvober bishoy’. pls forgive me of my childish behavior.
RAMAKRISHNA-SARADA-VIVEKANANDER arunava

Sandip sen
August 18, 2016 Reply

Sir,
I don’t know if my question sounds stupid or not, please forgive if it does .
As far as I get it to remove the veil of maya one has to continuously think or meditate about the pure existence and nothing else, but how do I know that I am simply not hypnotising my self to believe something of which I am not sure of.
As far as I know one can fool the mind to see, hear, taste and feel things which are not there in real world through auto suggestion?
How is this different from thinking or meditating about brahma? Is there a way to distinguish?
Once again please forgive my ignorance and stupidity, I am not sure if I am qualified enough to ask or discuss these things.

Ms. Zarine M
August 17, 2016 Reply

Namaste Swami Sarvapriyanandaji, Thank you very much for the wonderful series that was uploaded on the subject of Drg Drsya Viveka..You have great clarity and has expressed it so clearly. I do have a question to ask though…

We have not experienced the pure consciousness it is said.
Cit reflects itself on the mind and hence it is called the reflected consciousness.

Now when I see a person with my eyes, the eyes becomes the subject and the person becomes the object…
If I want to know what is happening to my eyes, like whether it is feeling itchy, or watering, burning etc… I cannot see my own eyes, but only the reflection of it in the mirror…hence, without using the mirror, the mind is able to give me that information about the eyes, so the conclusion is that the mind becomes the subject and the eyes is the object….

Now in the case of the mind, so many thoughts are going on …… I am asked to witness these thoughts and I now focus on the thoughts that are going on in my mind..
the question is …The mind has now become the object, and the one watching is the subject…
Who is the one watching the mind? Is it the Cit, the pure consciousness that is watching, or is the Consciousness slowly getting established in its own essential nature.
The reason why this question is.. you had mentioned that we have not experienced pure consciousness… so in that case, if one is able to distinguish the thoughts and the one watching.. then is it not the pure consciousness (cit) that is being witnessed..
Thank you, OM Zm

Idea Green
August 7, 2016 Reply

Revered Maharaj, Pranam, Thank you soo much for this session on Intro to Vedanta… Thank you Belur Math for uploading them. Definitely looking forward to more such scriptural talks.. Bhagwatam is one of my desire to listen !! Sincere regards,

Dipankar Dey
July 31, 2016 Reply

Sri RAMAKRISHNA SARANAM>
simply very good and spiritual lectures.
SWAMIJI,please take me pranam and give me aashirbad.

Snehashis Kahali
July 21, 2016 Reply

Swamiji
PronamThanks for your lecture.I think there is no bengali book on this Drg drishya vivek.Please publish it in bengali

govindaraj
July 15, 2016 Reply

We need lectures in TAMIL language

Ivan Pontual
July 13, 2016 Reply

Hari Om Tat Sat!

Absolutely masterful exposition of Vedanta! Such clarity, precision and deep understanding of the scriptures are rare indeed. Rarer still is the blessing we’ve received, of learning and trying to realize these deep teachings in one’s life. Praised be Thakur!

Tridib Chakraborty
July 9, 2016 Reply

Jay Sri Ramakrishna…

Pranaam Swamiji.

Is there any way I can connect with you over email or by any other means?

Dr.Anirban Hom Choudhuri
July 8, 2016 Reply

Respected Maharaj,
Thakur has said in the Gospel that as long as doesn’t overcome the I-consciousness, the best way is to accept God as Prabhu and oneself as his das.
Does the realization of Brahman is pertinent only to those who have overcome the I consciousness?

Narendra Babu
July 22, 2016 Reply

Absolutely. It is in surrendering to the Guru, the duality of consciousness gradually merges into the Oneness. Devotion to the Master eradicates the I ness just as a dry fig catches fire when the fig comes into contact with the fire resulting in its being swallowed by the fire. So too the I dissolves gradually when loving devotion to the Master is practiced perpetually.

TSSitaraman
July 8, 2016 Reply

Om Namo Bhagavate ramakrishnaya

Wonderful exposition of vedantic texts with absolute clarity in these series of lectures. It stimulates growing interest in minds of the listeners and enables one to engage in meaningful mananam. The Q&A session at the end of each talk is very helpful for greater understanding.

My pranams and thanks to Swami Sarvapriyanandaji. Many thanks to belur Math for uploading the talks. Eagerly looking forward to many more series of talks.

Pradipta Bnaerjee
July 8, 2016 Reply

Simply great
I see all the lectures, its very inspiring and very close of our practical life what we are experiencing every day.

Anoska Banerjee
June 26, 2016 Reply

” SRI RAMAKRISHNA SARANAM ”

Swamiji, please take my pramam. I am a student & I have taken Diksha few years back. As a teenager I had many problems about japa,meditation & controlling the mind. But after listening your lectures, I can understand many difficult things very easily. I am inspired by your Devine speeches. I am waiting for more lectures. Please, give me aashirbaad. ” JAY MAA “

Lalitharani
June 26, 2016 Reply

Hari Om < My Pranams.
Swamiji one of the best lectures with clarity.
Looking forward for more such lectures.
How do we classify our judgemental mind. Vyavarika or Pratibhasika ?
Raga dvesa?
Is Vyavarika the relative world as it is, no doubt mithya
Is Pratibhasika seeing the world otherwise. Just like snake and rope

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