This is the first of a series of books titled 'Exploring Vedanta', where some significant sentences from any one Upanishad are taken for inquiry. The first sentence is from Kaivalya Upanishad, where the first line of the teaching is 'Know [Brahman] through sraddha, faith; bhakti, devotion; and dhyana, meditation'. The second sentence which is from Brhadaranyaka Upanishad begins with 'Suppose this person were to know about Brahman' and reveals the fulfillment of a person who has the knowledge of the self.
"The sentence revealing the equation between energy and matter does not mean anything to the one who is not prepared. The sentences in Vedanta are no exception; they need to be analyzed for understanding. The process of analysis implies negation of all possible but wrong meanings leaving the intended vision of the sentence like daylight. This is what we call Vakyavicara." - Swami Dayananda
About the Author:
Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati likes to call himself a traditional teacher of Vedanta, a link in a long unbroken tradition, from Adi Shankara to the present day. Rooted in the richness of tradition, yet contemporary in his thinking and approach, he continuously edits his teaching style to ensure that the vision of Vedanta is communicated with clarity. Impeccable logic, brilliant analysis, erudition, precise use of language, together with a child like humour, make him the greatest living master of Advaita Vedanta. There is none to match his ability to make the audience see as clearly as he does.