Arsha Vijnana Gurukulam

The Arsha Vijnana Gurukulam is a non-profit institution dedicated to the study of Vedanta and Sanskrit. Vedanta is the knowledge of the self as limitless, whole and free of sorrow and fear. Visit our website www.arshavg.org for more information on classes and retreats. Check out our youtube channel: youtube.com/user/Svatmavidyananda

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Episodes

Chandogyopanishad 7-5

Friday Jan 19, 2024

Friday Jan 19, 2024

Not satisfied with mere meditation on names as Brahman, Narada wants to know if there is anything greater than names. To this Sanatkumara gives an elaborate explanation. listen to find out more.

Chandogyopanishad 7-4

Monday Jan 15, 2024

Monday Jan 15, 2024

The whole jagat is nothing but a series of cognition of word and its meaning, and not knowing the content of it gives rise to suffering. Sanatkumara advises Narada to meditate upon the name as Brahman so as to resolve duality and be free from suffering. listen to learn more.

Chandogyopanishad 7-3

Thursday Jan 11, 2024

Thursday Jan 11, 2024

Nārada presents to Sanatkumāra an exhaustive list of everything he has studied, but despite of it, he says, he still does not know the Self.  He has heard great persons say 'tarati śokamātmavit'- only those who know the Self are able to overcome sorrow, however, he still suffers.

Chandogyopanishad 7- 2

Monday Jan 08, 2024

Monday Jan 08, 2024

In this episode, Swaminiji expounds in detail the meaning behind the two Shanti mantras associated with this upanishad. We are then introduced to Narada, who despite being erudite in the shastras seeks and approaches  Sanatkumara, the teacher.

Chandogyopanishad Intro 7-1

Thursday Jan 04, 2024

Thursday Jan 04, 2024

Listen to this 10 part episode from Chandogya Upanishad chapter 7, where Swaminiji explains the meaning of Shokam Taratyatmavit.
Narada says to Sanatkumāra  ‘True, I have learned much, but I know only the word meaning. I do not know the Self. Sir, I have heard from great persons like you that only those who know the Self are able to overcome sorrow. I am suffering from sorrow. Please take me across the ocean of sorrow.’ 

2024 blessings from Swaminiji

Wednesday Jan 03, 2024

Wednesday Jan 03, 2024

Listen to Swamini's New Years blessings for everyone. 

Wednesday Sep 27, 2023


The final qualification in the six pack of Samadi Shatka Sampatti is Samādhānam, which is the other component of Śrāddha.
 
 

Tuesday Sep 26, 2023

Why is Śrāddha one of the most important qualification without which self knowledge cannot be gained? Listen to find out!

Monday Sep 25, 2023


Uparama and Titiksha, the next qualifications in the six pack of Samadi Shatka Sampatti is explained in this episode.
 

Sādhana-Catuṣṭayam (Dama)

Saturday Sep 23, 2023

Saturday Sep 23, 2023

Dama, the second qualification in the six pack of Samadi Shatka Sampatti is explained beautifully as being appropriate responses in different situations.

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