The first of a series of 17 talks on Vedanta by Vedanta Scholar Ira Schepetin, one of the great Experts on Vedanta. He was the first western disciple of Swami Dayananda and the only western disciple of Swami Satchidanandendra. He focusses especially on the views of Shankaracharya based on his original texts: bhasya on the Bhagavad Gita, bhasya on Brahma Sutras, bhasyas on the 10 main Upanishads and Upadesha Sahasri.
These talks were given in August 2019 in the Yoga VidyaAshram in Bad Meinberg in Germany. The talks are based on the Bhasya of Shankaracharya on the Bhagavad Gita. Mainly chapter 13. It is an extraordinary opportunity to learn the original views of Shankaracharya.
In this first talk the subject is: Introduction. Definitions. One without a second. You are sat chid ananda. The witness.
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Advaita Vedanta is the Philosophy of Oneness. It is unconditional non-dualism. It is supposed to be the zenith of all philosophies. Chandra Cohen explains in this short podcast what Advaita is. He gives insights into why everything in this manifested universe is nothing but a manifestation of the One, the Brahman. This Vedanta Podcast is taken from an Interview conducted by Sukadev, founder of Yoga Vidya, and Chandra, during a Vedanta Seminar in Germany at Yoga Vidya Ashram Meinberg.
Vedanta is considered the most important of the Philosopical Systems of India, both by Western scholars as well as in India itself. Vedanta is the foundation of Jnana Yoga, the Yoga of wisdom. In this short podcast, Chandra Cohen, disciple of Swami Vishnu-devananda, Swami Brahmananda and Swami Dayananda, describes the meaning of Vedanta. He mentions Sankara (probably 788-820 C.E.) as the most important Vedanta Philosopher. Chandra explains how Vedanta refers to the Vedas, the most ancient Indian scriptures. Chandra is teaching Vedanta Courses at Yoga Vidya Germany. This short talk is part of interview that Sukadev, founder of Yoga Vidya, conducted with Chandra.