We begin our journey on the studies of the principle Upanishads with a 10-week course on Sri Aravindopanishad, Isha Upanishad and Kena Upanishad and the Aim of Creation. This self-paced course is the first in a 7-part series on the following major Upanishads.
Course 1: Sri Aravindopanishad, Isha and Kena Upanishads – the Aim of Creation
Course 2: Aitareya and Kaushitaki Rigvediya Upanishads – Purusha Sacrifice and Brahma Chatushpad
Course 3: Katha Upanishad – the Knowledge of Immortality granted by Yama to Nachiketas
Course 4: Prashna, Mundaka and Mandukya Upanishad, Fundamentals of Five Pranas and Brahma Vidya, and planes of Consciousness, in the light of Sri Aurobindo
Course 5: Brihadaranyaka Upanishad – The Myths of Creation
Course 6: Chandogya Upanishad – Pancha Agni Vidya – The King’s Knowledge
Course 7: Shvetashvatara and Maitrayani, Kaivalya and other Upanishads in the light of Sri Aurobindo.
“The seers of ancient India had, in their experiments and efforts at spiritual training and the conquest of the body, … discovered down to its ultimate processes the method of Yoga and by the method of Yoga they rose to three crowning realisations.
They realised first as a fact the existence under the flux and multitudinousness of things of that supreme Unity and immutable Stability which had hitherto been posited only as a necessary theory, an -inevitable generalisation.
At the same time they realised one truth more, surprising truth; they found that the transcendent absolute Self of things was also the Self of living beings, the Self too of man, that highest of the beings living in the material plane on earth.
Finally at the base of these two realisations was a third the most important of all to our race, that the Transcendent Self in individual man is as complete because identically the same as the Transcendent Self in the Universe.” (Sri Aurobindo)