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Talks on Vedanta given by Swami Sarvapriyananda at the Vedanta Society of New York (founded by Swami Vivekananda in 1894).

Vedanta is one of the world’s most ancient religious philosophies and one of its broadest. Based on the Vedas, the sacred scriptures of India, Vedanta affirms the oneness of existence, the divinity of the soul, and the harmony of religions.

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Talks on Vedanta given by Swami Sarvapriyananda at the Vedanta Society of New York (founded by Swami Vivekananda in 1894).

Vedanta is one of the world’s most ancient religious philosophies and one of its broadest. Based on the Vedas, the sacred scriptures of India, Vedanta affirms the oneness of existence, the divinity of the soul, and the harmony of religions.

Web: http://www.vedantany.org
iTunes Podcast: http://bit.ly/vedanta-talks-itunes
Google Play: http://bit.ly/vedanta-talks-google-play

► Donations to support Vedanta Society of New York gratefully accepted via Paypal
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All Original Content © Vedanta Society of New York

    The Yoga Of Love | Swami Sarvapriyananda

    The Yoga Of Love | Swami Sarvapriyananda

    Swami Sarvapriyananda speaks on the path of devotion inspired by Swami Vivekananda's book, Bhakti Yoga, with a special emphasis on the chapter on "Triangle of Love".

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Ask Swami 06/13/2021

    Ask Swami 06/13/2021

    Q&A session lead by Swami Sarvapriyananda at the Vedanta Society of New York on June 13th, 2021. List of questions with timestamps:
    00:00 - Intro
    02:05 - How can realization occur in the mind, if the mind is actually false?
    06:51 - If I am pure consciousness, why do unwanted situations appear to me?
    15:43 - Is it true that the "ego" consciousness sets the wheel of karma in motion?
    20:28 - How can we make the leap from the individual to the universal consciousness?
    40:33 - How is bliss the same as existence and consciousness?
    50:00 - If Brahman through Maya becomes God, why surrender to God?
    57:15 - How can I turn intellectual realization into a living reality?
    01:07:27 - Can science lead us to the ultimate truth?
    01:19:07 - The path of Raja Yoga allows us to "turn off" the world and see the ultimate reality. Is this superior to the path of Jnana Yoga?

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Non-Dual Awakening | Swami Sarvapriyananda

    Non-Dual Awakening | Swami Sarvapriyananda

    How does one go from an intellectual understanding of the ‘Self’ to a living realization? Through the aid of Vedantic Meditation, Swami Sarvapriyananda shares methods that can be used to reach this ultimate spiritual goal. This discourse is inspired from a verse from the Brihadharanyaka Upanishad (Mantra 4.4.12) as taught in the book, Pancadasi by Vidyaranya:
    "If a man knows the Self as ‘I am this,’ then desiring what and for whose sake will he suffer in the wake of the body?"

    Mantra 4.4.12:
    आत्मानं चेद्विजानीयादयमस्मीति पूरुषः ।
    किमिच्छन्कस्य कामाय शरीरमनुसंज्वरेत् ॥ १२

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Direct Knowledge | Swami Sarvapriyananda

    Direct Knowledge | Swami Sarvapriyananda

    Swami Sarvapriyananda speaks on the fifth stage of knowledge (Direct Knowledge - Aparoksha-Jnana) as taught in the 7th chapter of Pancadasi (by Vidyaranya). This discourse is inspired by a verse from the Brihadharanyaka Upanishad (Mantra 4.4.12): "If a man knows the Self as ‘I am this,’ then desiring what and for whose sake will he suffer in the wake of the body?"

    Mantra 4.4.12:
    आत्मानं चेद्विजानीयादयमस्मीति पूरुषः ।
    किमिच्छन्कस्य कामाय शरीरमनुसंज्वरेत् ॥ १२

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Analysis Of The Great Teaching | Swami Sarvapriyananda

    Analysis Of The Great Teaching | Swami Sarvapriyananda

    Sage Uddalaka asks his son Svetaketu: What is that knowledge by which we hear the unhearable, perceive what cannot be perceived and know what cannot be known? Inspired from this story from the Chandogya Upanishad, Swami Sarvapriyananda teaches the great saying (mahavakya) - Tat Tvam Asi (That Thou Art).

    This discourse is also inspired from a verse from the Brihadharanyaka Upanishad (Mantra 4.4.12) as taught in the book, Pancadasi by Vidyaranya: "If a man knows the Self as ‘I am this,’ then desiring what and for whose sake will he suffer in the wake of the body?"

    Mantra 4.4.12:
    आत्मानं चेद्विजानीयादयमस्मीति पूरुषः ।
    किमिच्छन्कस्य कामाय शरीरमनुसंज्वरेत् ॥ १२

    • 1 hr 10 min
    The Tenth Man | Swami Sarvapriyananda

    The Tenth Man | Swami Sarvapriyananda

    “The tenth man counts the other nine, each of whom is visible to him, but forgets himself, though his Self is ever known to him”. Swami Sarvapriyananda expands on the allegory of “the Tenth Man” as taught in Chapter 7 of the book, Pancadasi by Vidyaranya.

    This chapter is inspired from a verse from the Brihadharanyaka Upanishad (Mantra 4.4.12):
    "If a man knows the Self as ‘I am this,’ then desiring what and for whose sake will he suffer in the wake of the body?"

    Mantra 4.4.12:
    आत्मानं चेद्विजानीयादयमस्मीति पूरुषः ।
    किमिच्छन्कस्य कामाय शरीरमनुसंज्वरेत् ॥ १२

    • 1 hr 10 min

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Where ideals meet pragmatism, via erudition

What I like most about the pravachans by Swami Sarvapriyananda ji is that he brings rigour and analysis to every topic. Not merely philosophising.

Starting with setting the context right, then explaining literal meaning of shlokas word-for-word, and finally delving into their inner meaning is the framework for most sessions. This is most suitable for novices like me.

Finally, the chaste language and joyous tone keep me coming back for more insights!

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