Upanishads have been at the center of Indian Philosophy ever since their existence. His discourse on Upanishads reveals spiritual ideas that are inspiring for a seeker and encourage him to make enhanced personal efforts in his quest for the ultimate truth. The rituals of self-introspection, mentioned in the various Upanishads, are discussed in great detail during the discourse. Two key concepts - Brahma (ultimate reality) and Aatma (the soul of the self)- which are of paramount importance for a seeker are well elucidated by Swami ji in His pontification on the Upanishads.
The Upanishads are a collection of multiple scriptures and texts that contain key ideas which lie at the heart of Hinduism. There are about 200 known Upanishads, and they are believed to have been authored across different eras in history. All the Upanishads have an association with one of the four Vedas i.e. Rigveda, Samaveda, Yajurveda, and Atharvaveda. The Upanishads detail a multitude of ideas like philosophy, the existence of an ultimate reality, the individual soul, self-introspection etc. The philosophical wealth embodied by the Upanishads can be gauged from the fact that they have been translated into various languages including English, Persian, French, Latin, German, Japanese, Russian, etc. Various mystical and spiritual aspects of the Upanishads have found great acceptance and appreciation among the scholars in the West also.
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