In a broad sense, Vedanta is any tradition or methodology that provides knowledge of the true nature of the self. Based on the profound wisdom of the Upanishads, the most ancient and authoritative scriptures of India, this book is a simple, insightful, and contemporary introduction to the vital teachings of Vedanta. It reveals what Vedanta is, what it is not, and how to begin understanding its beauty and perennial truth.
Excerpts from the Upanishads and other ancient Sanskrit scriptures provide insight on the origins of Vedanta, and chapters on traditional methods of study supply essential background for anyone seeking liberation from a sense of incompleteness. The essence of any great truth should be simple, and its discovery should unfold with joy.
This straightforward introduction will bring the ancient and uncommon wisdom of Vedanta alive for you in the spirit of today.