On the Isha Upanishad: Sraddhalu Ranade: DVD-Video

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On the Isha Upanishad: Sraddhalu Ranade: DVD-Video

In this series, we approach the Isha Upanishad in the spirit in which it was orginally meant as "a vehicle of illumination and not of instruction". Led by Sri Aurobindo's commentary, we meditate on the words and the verses to draw out their deeper spiritual, philosophical and scientific insights.

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In this series, we approach the Isha Upanishad in the spirit in which it was orginally meant as "a vehicle of illumination and not of instruction". Led by Sri Aurobindo's commentary, we meditate on the words and the verses to draw out their deeper spiritual, philosophical and scientific insights. We immerse our minds and hearts in the higher revelatory vision and experience that the Isha Upanishad seeks to lead us towards. Our study becomes a means for spiritual growth and experience.

 

Sri Aurobindo on the Isha Upanishad:

The twelve great Upanishads are written round one body of ancient knowledge; but they approach it from different sides. Into the great kingdom of the Brahmavidya each enters by its own gates, follows its own path or detour, aims at its own point of arrival. The Isha Upanishad and the Kena are both concerned with the same grand problem, the winning of the state of Immortality, the relations of the divine, all-ruling, all-possessing Brahman to the world and to the human consciousness, the means of passing out of our present state of divided self, ignorance and suffering into the unity, the truth, the divine beatitude. As the Isha closes with the aspiration towards the supreme felicity, so the Kena closes with the definition of Brahman as the Delight and the injunction to worship and seek after That as the Delight. Nevertheless there is a variation in the starting-point, even in the standpoint, a certain sensible divergence in the attitude.

For the precise subject of the two Upanishads is not identical. The Isha is concerned with the whole problem of the world and life and works and human destiny in their relation to the supreme truth of the Brahman. It embraces in its brief eighteen verses most of the fundamental problems of Life and scans them swiftly with the idea of the supreme Self and its becomings, the supreme Lord and His workings as the key that shall unlock all gates. The oneness of all existences is its dominating note.

The Upanishads, being vehicles of illumination and not of instruction, composed for seekers who had already a general familiarity with the ideas of the Vedic and Vedantic seers and even some personal experience of the truths on which they were founded, dispense in their style with expressed transitions of thought and the development of implied or subordinate notions.

Every verse in the Isha Upanishad reposes on a number of ideas implicit in the text but nowhere set forth explicitly; the reasoning also that supports its conclusions is suggested by the words, not expressly conveyed to the intelligence. The reader, or rather the hearer, was supposed to proceed from light to light, confirming his intuitions and verifying by his experience, not submitting the ideas to the judgment of the logical reason.

In this series, we approach the Isha Upanishad in the spirit in which it was orginally meant as "a vehicle of illumination and not of instruction". Led by Sri Aurobindo's commentary, we meditate on the words and the verses to draw out their deeper spiritual, philosophical and scientific insights. We immerse our minds and hearts in the higher revelatory vision and experience that the Isha Upanishad seeks to lead us towards. Our study becomes a means for spiritual growth and experience.

To the modern mind this method is invalid and inapplicable; it is necessary to present the ideas of the Upanishad in their completeness, underline the suggestions, supply the necessary transitions and bring out the suppressed but always implicit reasoning.

The central idea of the Upanishad, which is a reconciliation and harmony of fundamental opposites, is worked out symmetrically in four successive movements of thought.

The first eight DVD sets are available now. They cover the first thirty two lectures. Each DVD set consists of 2 DVD disks / 4 lectures. Price of one DVD set: Rs.295.00/-.

DVD setDVD disksLecturesIsha Upanishad
11-21-4Introduction, Verse 1 Line 1
23-45-8Verse 1 Lines 1,2
35-69-12Verses 1-3 Lines 1,2
47-813-16Verses 3-4 Lines 1,2
59-1017-20Verses 4-5 Lines 1,2
611-1221-24Verses 4-5 Lines 1,2
713-1425-28Verses 4-5 Lines 1,2
815-1629-32Verses 4-5 Lines 1,2
On the Isha Upanishad: Sraddhalu Ranade: DVD-Video
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Data sheet

  • Format - DVD-Video
  • Video System - PAL
  • Disk - 2
  • Duration - 121min
  • Produced by - Wisdom-Splendour, Auroville Universal City
  • Year - 2008
  • Language - English

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