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Vedanta (वेदान्त, vedānta) refers to a school of orthodox Hindu philosophy (astika), drawing its subject-matter from the Upanishads. There are a number of sub-schools of Vedanta, however all of them expound on the basic teaching of the ultimate reality (brahman) and liberation (moksha) of the individual soul (atman).

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This is the English translation of the Adhyatma Upanishad (belonging to the Shukla Yajurveda): a minor Sanskrit treatise selected amongst a ...
2,235 words | author: K. Narayanasvami Aiyar |
This is the English translation of the Amritabindu Upanishad (belonging to the Krishna-Yajurveda): a minor Sanskrit treatise selected amongs...
692 words | author: K. Narayanasvami Aiyar |
This is the English translation of the Amritanada Upanishad (belonging to the Krishna-Yajurveda): a minor Sanskrit treatise selected amongst...
1,203 words | author: K. Narayanasvami Aiyar |
The Ashtavakra Gita (अष्टावक्रगीता; aṣṭāvakragītā) or the 'Song of Ashtavakra' is a classical Advaita Vedan...
8,560 words | author: Ashtavakra | translator: John Richards |
Ashtavakra Gita is a Sanskrit text belonging to the Advaita Vedanta school of orthodox Indian philosophy, instructing the reader in some of ...
2,996 words | author: John Richards |
This is the English translation of the Atmabodha Upanishad (belonging to the Rigveda): a minor Sanskrit treatise selected amongst a collecti...
1,287 words | author: K. Narayanasvami Aiyar |
This is the English translation of the Bhikshuka Upanishad (belonging to the Shukla-Yajurveda): a minor Sanskrit treatise selected amongst a...
419 words | author: K. Narayanasvami Aiyar |
This is the English translation of the Brahma-sutras including the commentary (Bhashya) of Shankara. The Brahma-sutra (or, Vedanta-sutra) is...
124,571 words | author: Swami Vireshwarananda |
This is the English translation of the Brahma Upanishad (belonging to the Krishna-Yajurveda): a minor Sanskrit treatise selected amongst a c...
1,418 words | author: K. Narayanasvami Aiyar |
This is the English translation of the Chandogya-upanishad, including a commentary based on Swami Lokeswarananda’s weekly discourses; inco...
165,421 words | author: Swami Lokeswarananda |
This is the English translation of the Dhyana Bindu Upanishad (belonging to the Samaveda): a minor Sanskrit treatise selected amongst a coll...
3,543 words | author: K. Narayanasvami Aiyar |
This is the English translation of the Garbha Upanishad (belonging to the Krishna-Yajurveda): a minor Sanskrit treatise selected amongst a c...
3,020 words | author: K. Narayanasvami Aiyar |
This is the English translation of the Hamsa Upanishad (belonging to the Shukla-Yajurveda): a minor Sanskrit treatise selected amongst a col...
1,337 words | author: K. Narayanasvami Aiyar |
This is the English translation of the Isha Upanishad: a key scripture of the Vedanta sub-schools, and an influential Śruti to diverse scho...
45,666 words | author: Swami Nirvikarananda |
The Kaivalya Upanishad is an advanced philosophy and is in reply to the plea of Ashvalayana, already advanced in both years and practice. As...
9,902 words |
This is the English translation of the Kaivalya Upanishad (belonging to the Krishna-Yajurveda): a minor Sanskrit treatise selected amongst a...
1,043 words | author: K. Narayanasvami Aiyar |
This is the English translation of the Kali Santarana Upanishad (belonging to the Krishna-Yajurveda): a minor Sanskrit treatise selected amo...
524 words | author: K. Narayanasvami Aiyar |
The first chapter contains the story of Naciketas and Yama; the second chapter teaches the path to liberation; the third chapter relates to ...
119,635 words | author: Swami Nirvikarananda |
The very title of this Upanishad is philosophically significant. Kena in Sanskrit implies a question, and means by ‘by whom?’ Philosophy...
28,281 words | author: Swami Nirvikarananda |
This is the English translation of the Laghu-yoga-Vasistha, an ancient Sanskrit treatise authored by the sage Valmiki. Like many of the Pura...
137,618 words | author: K. Narayanasvami Aiyar |
This is the English translation of the Maitreya Upanishad (belonging to the Samaveda): a minor Sanskrit treatise selected amongst a collecti...
2,640 words | author: K. Narayanasvami Aiyar |
This is the English translation of the Mandala-brahmana Upanishad (belonging to the Shukla-Yajurveda): a minor Sanskrit treatise selected am...
3,988 words | author: K. Narayanasvami Aiyar |
This is the English translation of the Muktika Upanishad (belonging to the Krishna-Yajurveda): a minor treatise selected amongst a collectio...
3,920 words | author: K. Narayanasvami Aiyar |
This is the English translation of the Nada Bindu Upanishad (belonging to the Rigveda): a minor Sanskrit treatise selected amongst a collect...
1,867 words | author: K. Narayanasvami Aiyar |
This is the English translation of the Narada Parivrajaka Upanishad (belonging to the Atharvaveda): a minor Sanskrit treatise selected among...
14,587 words | author: K. Narayanasvami Aiyar |
2,083 words |
This is the English translation of the Narayana Upanishad (belonging to the Krishna-Yajurveda): a minor Sanskrit treatise selected amongst a...
496 words | author: K. Narayanasvami Aiyar |
This is the English translation of the Niralamba Upanishad (belonging to the Shukla-Yajurveda): a minor Sanskrit treatise selected amongst a...
1,554 words | author: K. Narayanasvami Aiyar |
This is the English translation of the Paingala Upanishad (belonging to the Shukla Yajurveda): a minor Sanskrit treatise selected amongst a ...
4,019 words | author: K. Narayanasvami Aiyar |
Stories in English used by Swami Rama to illustrate the highest teaching of Vedanta. The most difficult and intricate problems of philosophy...
102,836 words | author: Swami Rama Tirtha |
The Advaita tradition traces its inspiration to God Himself — as Śrīman-Nārāyaṇa or as Sadā-Śiva. The supreme Lord revealed the wi...
179,170 words | author: T. M. P. Mahadevan |
This is the English translation of the Sariraka Upanishad (belonging to the Krishna-Yajurveda): a minor Sanskrit treatise selected amongst a...
718 words | author: K. Narayanasvami Aiyar |
This is the English translation of the Sarvasara Upanishad (belonging to the Shukla-Yajurveda): a minor treatise selected amongst a collecti...
1,524 words | author: K. Narayanasvami Aiyar |
This is the English translation of the Shandilya Upanishad (belonging to the Atharvaveda): a minor Sanskrit treatise selected amongst a coll...
7,337 words | author: K. Narayanasvami Aiyar |
This is the English translation of the Skanda Upanishad (belonging to the Krishna-Yajurveda): a minor Sanskrit treatise selected amongst a c...
589 words | author: K. Narayanasvami Aiyar |
This is the English translation of the Subala Upanishad (belonging to the Shukla Yajurveda): a minor Sanskrit treatise selected amongst a co...
5,729 words | author: K. Narayanasvami Aiyar |
This is the English translation of the Tarasara Upanishad (belonging to the Shukla-Yajurveda): a minor Sanskrit treatise selected amongst a ...
1,058 words | author: K. Narayanasvami Aiyar |
This is the English translation of the Tejobindu Upanishad (belonging to the Krishna-Yajurveda): a minor Sanskrit treatise selected amongst ...
10,374 words | author: K. Narayanasvami Aiyar |
Volume 8, The Sacred Books of the East. This part Contains the english translation of the Anugita (a portion of the Ashvamedhika Parva from ...
64,929 words | translator: Kashinath Trimbak Telang |
Volume 8, The Sacred Books of the East. This part Contains the english translation of the Bhagavad-gita.
125,859 words | translator: Kashinath Trimbak Telang |
This Upanishad is widely known for its philosophical statements and is ascribed to Yajnavalkya. It looks at reality as being indescribable a...
272,359 words | author: Swāmī Mādhavānanda |
The Ishavasya Upanishad (or simply Isha) is one of the shortest of its kind, and basically represents a brief philosophical poem discussing ...
6,692 words | translator: S. Sitarama Sastri |
The Ishavasya Upanishad (or simply Isha) is one of the shortest of its kind, and basically represents a brief philosophical poem discussing ...
8,461 words | translator: M. Hiriyanna |
The Katha Upanishad is a collection of philosophical poems representing a conversation between the sage Naciketas and Yama (god of death). T...
24,483 words | translator: S. Sitarama Sastri |
The Kena Upanishad is a collection of philosophical poems discussing the attributes of Brahman: the unchanging, infinite universal spirit. B...
13,836 words | translator: S. Sitarama Sastri |
The Mandukya Upanishad is a short, just twelve verses, description of the material manifestation and the eventual return to unmanifest form ...
31,733 words |
This is the English translation of the Mandukya Karika by Gaudapada, which is a commentary on the Mandukya Upanishad. The school of philosop...
115,582 words | translator: Swami Nikhilananda |
The Mundaka Upanishad is a collection of philosophical poems used to teach meditation and spiritual knowledge regarding the true nature of B...
20,528 words | translator: S. Sitarama Sastri |
The Prashna Upanishad is a series philosophical poems presented as questions (prashna) inquired by various Hindu sages (Rishi) and answered ...
19,733 words | translator: S. Sitarama Sastri |
Volume 8, The Sacred Books of the East. This part Contains the english translation of the Sanatsujatiya (a portion of the Udyoga Parva from ...
19,694 words | translator: Kashinath Trimbak Telang |
The Taittiriya Upanishad is one of the older, "primary" Upanishads, part of the Yajur Veda. It says that the highest goal is to kn...
206,351 words | translator: A. Mahadeva Sastri |
This is the English translation of the Vajrasucika Upanishad (belonging to the Samaveda): a minor Sanskrit treatise selected amongst a colle...
759 words | author: K. Narayanasvami Aiyar |
This is the English translation of the Varaha Upanishad (belonging to the Krishna-Yajurveda): a minor Sanskrit treatise selected amongst a c...
8,759 words | author: K. Narayanasvami Aiyar |
The Brahma sūtras (aka. Vedānta Sūtras) are one of the three canonical texts of the Vedānta school of Hindu philosophy. The Brahma s...
203,611 words | author: George Thibaut |
The Brahma sūtras (aka. Vedānta Sūtras) are one of the three canonical texts of the Vedānta school of Hindu philosophy. The Brahma s...
149,353 words | author: George Thibaut |
The Vivekachudamani is a collection of poetical couplets authored by Shankara around the eighth century. The philosophical school this compi...
49,798 words | author: Shankara | translator: Swami Madhavananda |
The Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali are 196 Indian sūtras (aphorisms) that constitute the foundational text of Ashtanga Yoga, also called Raja Y...
46,295 words | author: Patañjali |
The English translation of the Yoga-vasistha: a Hindu philosophical and spiritual text written by sage Valmiki from an Advaita-vedanta persp...
1,121,132 words | author: Vihari-Lala Mitra |
The Sanskrit edition of the Yoga-vasistha including English translation and grammatical analysis. The Yogavasistha is a Hindu spiritual text...
223,437 words |
This is the English translation of the Yoga-kundalini Upanishad (belonging to the Krishna-Yajurveda): a minor Sanskrit treatise selected amo...
4,927 words | author: K. Narayanasvami Aiyar |
This is the English translation of the Yogatattva Upanishad (belonging to the Krishna-Yajurveda): a minor Sanskrit treatise selected amongst...
3,651 words | author: K. Narayanasvami Aiyar |