The Upanishads reveal to us that in truth we are beyond life and death, good and bad; that we are the supreme Brahman, the highest Reality. Inclusive of all, excluding nothing, this ultimate Reality of life when realized through the triple means of shravana, manana and nididhyasana (listening, reflection and meditation) reveals the Self as source of all Bliss and Knowledge within. The entire universe becomes one’s own abode, and comes to be experienced as a glorious expression of the Self. Come revel in the Upanishads, bask in its knowledge, discover yourself and become fulfilled. What are you waiting for?
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The Course has been authored by Pujya Guruji Swami Tejomayananda. Pujya Guruji is a master of Indian spiritual literature. He is a renowned teacher of Vedanta and an author of many commentaries as well as independent texts on Vedanta and Bhakti literature. This course indeed offers the crystallised, experiential wisdom and insightfulness of Guruji, in a style characterised by clarity, depth, and profundity couched in the comforting style of simplicity, compassion, and accessibility. It bears the same mark of understated elegance and excellence of which Pujya Guruji is a living embodiment.
Being an advanced study that demands a deeper understanding of Vedanta applicants will benefit well if they have been already introduced to Vedanta, or must have studied at least a few prakarana-granthas or basic texts of Vedanta. Since the Course is in English, the knowledge of Sanskrit is not a pre-requisite. A sincere longing for Truth is however a significant eligibility and nothing betters it!
Course Objectives and Rewards
We are able to see, hear, taste, smell and touch. What is that which makes this body, essentially inert, sentient? What makes our senses, mind and intellect function? Rarely we wonder and ask about this Cosmic Phenomenon that provides us with life and its many and varied gifts. Some rare individuals wonder and for them begins the journey towards the Self. The Upanishads reveal to us that in truth we are beyond life and death, good and bad; that we are the supreme Brahman, the highest Reality. Inclusive of all, excluding nothing, this ultimate Reality of life when realized through the triple means of shravana, manana and nididhyasana (listening, reflection and meditation) reveals the Self as source of all Bliss and Knowledge within. This Realization when once owned by us, even for a moment (sakṛd api), then there is no turning back to our old ignorant state of living. The entire universe becomes one’s own abode, and comes to be experienced as a glorious expression of the Self. Come revel in the Upaniṣads, bask in its knowledge, discover yourself, and become fulfilled. What are you waiting for?
Discussion Forum / Chat Blog
We recommend students of the Upanishad Course to discuss, share and exchange notes with fellow students through the CIF Online Discussion Forum.
Guidance notes for the students to use the ‘Discussion Forum’, will be available on the course dashboard.
Access to Lessons
In the Online mode, the lessons are to be downloaded from the website and answers should be submitted; followed by an online evaluation process. In addition, the students of the Online Mode will have access to the Video Recordings of each lesson which they can watch and learn simultaneously. Grades can be viewed online.
Home Study Course Scholarship Initiative
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Frequently Asked Questions
You may enrol for the course. But a basic knowledge of Vedanta will help in an easy understanding of the concepts. It is adviced that you may first complete the Foundation and Advanced Vedanta Courses and then join for the Upanishad Course.
Yes. The Upanishads reveal to us that we are one with the supreme Brahman, the highest Reality. This realisation will help us discover ourself and become fulfilled.
The basic knowledge of Sanskrit may be an added advantage, however, it is not a pre-requisite to enrol for the course.
The course content is based on the ten major Upanishads. You may refer to individual texts though it is not a must.
Your queries can be solved through an online Discussion Forum. If your queries are left unanswered, you may email them to email@example.com