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Website for Vedanta

Swamiji Guruparananda.

Swamiji Guruparananda.

The knowledge and maturity that we have gained, is the deciding factor in how we relate with things and people. We become wise by exposing ourselves to texts that impart wisdom. India has a rich spiritual heritage and the wisdom of our seers and saints has been passed on to us through philosophical works like the Upanishads, the Bhagavad Gita and many profound texts of Vedanta.

Every Indian language has been enriched by the writings of great saints. These Vedantic texts impart the knowledge of ethics (dharma) and the knowledge about the true nature of the individual, the world and the divine. The subject being subtle, an independent study of these texts will not give us the right comprehension of ethics and reality. A deep understanding of the true nature of things can be gained only when we listen to them as expounded by a competent teacher.

We are blessed with a systematic teaching tradition and an unbroken lineage of gifted acharyas. Swami Guruparananda is a traditional teacher of Vedanta, coming under the lineage of teachers initiated by Dayananda Saraswati. Swamiji studied Vedanta under Swami Paramarthananda.

Swamiji has been conducting regular classes in Chennai since 1992. His classes expound in detail, the Upanishads, the Gita and other Vedantic texts, in Tamil. As on date, there are more than 1,600 classes of Swamiji that explain the subject matter of Vedanta in a detailed manner. These regular classes have been meticulously recorded and a repository has been created by his devotees. These classes, in their entirety, have now been made available at the website >www.poornalayam.org ”. The ongoing classes are also being uploaded to this website, on a regular basis.

Swamiji, the guiding force behind the creation of this website, has ensured that the site enables listening to the classes directly and also facilitates free downloads. “Why don’t you make a nominal charge for enabling downloads from the net?” To this Swamiji replied, “The very knowledge has made me rich.”

The website is a source of great help to seekers at every stage of learning. A beginner, with no knowledge of spirituality, will benefit from listening to the general talks given by Swamiji. A moderately evolved seeker, can progress further by listening to the classes that introduce the subject matter of Vedanta and those that expound the Bhagavad Gita and some of the Vedantic texts. A seeker who has advanced considerably, and is now in the highest philosophical quest, will benefit from listening to the classes that explain the Upanishads, Brahma Sutra and higher Vedantic texts such as the Panchadasi.

Swamiji has authored a few books, as well. Visitors to the website can also download the pdf version of these books.


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