Upadesa Sara is presented as a teaching of Lord Siva addressed to the yogins blindly following the path of purva-mimamsa. These teachings are relevant to every seeker for gaining clarity on the ultimate Goal of Realisaion and the path to be walked.
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The expression ‘upadesha’ means teaching and ‘sara’ implies essence. The title, thus, means the ‘essence of the teaching’ (of Vedanta). This lucid composition by Sri Ramana Maharshi in thirty profound verses expounds the crux of the four paths to Realisation – karma-yoga, bhakti-yoga, ashtanga-yoga and jnana-yoga.
Upadesa Sara is presented as a teaching of Lord Siva addressed to the yogins blindly following the path of purva-mimamsa. These teachings are relevant to every seeker for gaining clarity on the ultimate Goal of Realisaion and the path to be walked. The unique and direct method of self-enquiry into “Who am I?”, as expounded by Sri Ramana Maharshi, is the highlight of the text.
A total of 21 video lectures by Swami Advayananda, divided into 15 lessons are made available to the registered students.
What You will Learn
Why should I do this Course?
In just 15 lessons the entire spiritual path and the knowledge of Vedanta are presented. Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi shares his own anubhava, which is the theme of all the Upanishads and other treatises of Vedanta. Most importantly, the various paths and their role in preparing the seeker in the journey to the ultimate Truth is thoroughly yet succinctly detailed. The text concludes with the glory of Self-realisation and inspires every seeker to put their best. All who study this text and practise the teachings are sure to be blessed by Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi.
Course Details and Duration
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How do I purchase the Text?
Students are recommended to purchase a copy of Upadesa Sara published by Central Chinmaya Mission Trust (CCMT).
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The course on Upadesa Sara comprises 15 lessons.
A detailed description of the topics covered in each lesson is provided below.
Lesson 1: Introduction
Lesson 2: Role of Karma (Verses 1–2)
Lesson 3: The Means to Liberation (Verse 3)
Lesson 4: Pūjā – Practice of Worship (Verses 4–5)
Sri Anant Sarma
Sri Arvind Kannan
Br. Ved Chaitanya
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