Insights Into Existence - Essays On The Upanisads
It is generally opined-though erroneously, that the Vedanta or Upanisads are beyond the reach of common lot of people, and are meant for only the recluses dedicated to the spiritual quest. Swami Vivekananda not only introduced them to the general public, but also tried to convince them that the Upanisads have solutions to our common problems, The essays presented in this book attempt to give a glimpse into the Upanisadic methodology or Vicara as it is called, which makes use of doubt and inquiry.
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Ācārya achieve action activity Agni Ānanda Antarmukhatā approach asked Asuras Ātman awareness becomes behaviour Bhagavadgītā Bhrgu bliss body Brahmacarya Brahman Buddha Buddhiḥ called Chāndogya consciousness death deep sleep desires Devas dimension disciple discovered Divine doubt dream everything existence experience experienced external world father fear feeling fulfillment gives Guru Gurukula happiness hints human identified immortal Indra indulgence infinite inner intellect involvement Kaṭhopaniṣad Kenopaniṣad king knower knowledge live Mahābhārata Mahāvākya Manas Maṇḍala manifest Master means meditation mental merge misery Naciketa nature never observation ocean one’s perceived perception person pleasure Prajāpati Prāṇa problems questions Ramakrishna Math realised Reality religion Rṣis sage Śankara Śankarācārya Śānti Mantra Satyakāma says seek seeker sense objects senses and mind Śloka spiritual Sri Ramakrishna started subtler survival Suṣupti Swami Vivekananda Tapas things thought totally transcends truth unconscious understand Upaniṣads Varuṇa Vedānta Vedas verse Vicāra wakeful wisdom words worry Yakṣa Yama Yoga शकरभाष्यम