Query: Please explain
to me the origin of Vedanta? Is it Another religion? Or Did Brahma... Shiva impart these teachings to
I deeply appreciate your clarity of expression. Vedanta in Hinduism is
also termed as Bhagavad Gita... the doctrine preached to mankind by Lord Krishna in the battle of
Mahabharata. Vedanta in Hindi means the end of Veda. In Hinduism we have four Vedas... the Rig Veda, the Sama
Veda, the Atharva Veda and the Yajur Veda.
All the four Vedas are voluminous documents... treatises on various
subjects! For an individual human being... a commoner to digest the knowledge contained in four Vedas is
simply impossible. To ease out the problem for the common man... God Almighty squeezed through all the Vedas
into one simple document... the sacred Bhagavad Gita!
Vedas... the spoken word were directly invoked from God Almighty... they
are direct words from God Almighty! The essence of all the four Vedas... the wisdom necessary to reach the
stage of enlightenment (kaivalya jnana) and finally salvation (moksha) is contained in Vedanta (also termed
as the sacred Bhagavad Gita)!
In present times one need not refer the voluminous Vedas. One single
document... one single scripture... Vedanta (aka the sacred Bhagavad Gita) is sufficient to reach the end of
cosmic life... the 8.4 millionth manifestation when human beings gain enlightenment and finally salvation.
For all practical purposes Vedanta is the end of all... the end of the Vedas!
The doctrine of Vedanta... the message of Bhagavad Gita was given to the
masses by Lord Krishna when he
preached the doctrine of Bhagavad Gita to Arjuna in the battle field of Mahabharata. Vedanta summarizes the
gist of life from the first manifestation (the form of an amoeba) to the last... the 8.4 millionth
Vedanta is all about knowing our real self... our soul atman within that
seems to reside within our heart! The seekers of spiritual path require the wisdom of Vedanta at each and
every stage of life. In absence of Vedanta... it is not only difficult nay impossible to cross the ocean of
Samsara (worldly life). Vedanta teaches how continuing in Grihastha ashram (family life) one can still pursue
the spiritual goal of life!
There has never been one like Brahma or Shiva ever on Mother Earth!
Brahma is the creative attribute of God Almighty... the Creator of all Cosmos! Shiva (aka Mahesh) is the
destroyer... the maintainer of balance in the cosmic system. Bhagwan Vishnu is the preserver... one who runs
the system... the entire Cosmos amicably!
There has never been one like Brahma, Vishnu or Shiva. All these three
entities form the Trinity in Hinduism. All Wisdom available on Mother Earth was invoked by one or the other
Saint! Vedanta... the teachings contained in the sacred Bhagavad Gita was imparted to the humanity by Lord
Krishna in Mahabharata.
It must be clearly understood that the wisdom of Vedanta... the sacred
Bhagavad Gita was known to Lord Krishna for he was an Avatar of the era (God manifest in human form)!
Whenever conditions on Mother Earth deteriorate beyond control of mankind... the world witnesses the advent
of an Avatar who re-establishes Dharma (righteousness) over adharma (lawlessness)!
Vedanta for all practical purposes is a doctrine closely followed by
walkers of the spiritual path. One who needs knowing God Almighty and his domain... ventures into the wisdom
contained in Vedanta... the sacred Bhagavad Gita! For living the physical manifest part of life... the 70 to
80 years span of life... the sacred Ramayana is sufficient!
For knowing the real self of us... for realizing self... for gaining
enlightenment... for reaching the stage of god realization... the wisdom of Vedanta is absolutely essential!
The teachings contained in the Vedanta are not meant for the common man... one who never desires pursuing the
cosmic goal of life!
I was born in a Jain family yet... the wisdom of Vedanta is foremost for
me! Lord Krishna came about thousand years earlier to Bhagwan Mahavira... the 24 preceptor Tirthankara of
Jainism! The teachings of Vedanta contain absolute purity. One who can infer the wisdom contained in the 700
verses (shlokas) of Vedanta ultimately realizes self!
Vedanta can never be literally understood. One has to read between the
lines to digest the wisdom contained in the sacred Vedanta. For a serious seeker of spirituality... to
understand the wisdom contained in Vedanta one needs following the path of absolute truthfulness! Practicing
absolute celibacy for a minimum period of 12 years is also a must.
Following the Shavasana path of yoga and the path of Neti (not this, not
this) as preached and advocated by Maharishi Ramana... one finally transcends the barriers of physical
manifest life. When young 11 years of age I started in search of God. By 13 my desire turned into firm
conviction... come whatever may in this life I would see and meet God!
As I neared the goal of my life... the wisdom of the sacred Bhagavad Gita
unfurled before me gradually. The moment I realized God on third of August 1993... The gist of life... the
wisdom of Vedanta became clear to me like ABCD. It was as if I had dictated the doctrine of Vedanta in one of
my earlier manifestations.
The moment my family responsibilities complete... I shall be writing a
4000 page commentary on Vedanta. This one document shall make the essence of Vedanta reach the masses! This
is how God Almighty ordained my life. I have reached the Mount Everest of spiritual pursuit. Nowhere else to
go further... I am imparting the wisdom of Vedanta through various articles and essays on my various web
Awakening of the Kundalini is an essential requirement for understanding
the gist of Vedanta. The full awakening of the Kundalini requires our practicing absolute celibacy
voluntarily for a minimum period of 12 years in a go. They are no short cuts on the spiritual path! Mahavira,
Gautama Buddha, Jesus Christ and Prophet Mohammed... all did it!
In the past about 150 years only two persons have gained enlightenment...
Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa and Maharishi Ramana! Both these spiritual stalwarts practiced absolute celibacy
for a minimum period of 12 years before their Kundalini awakened fully.
We must also remember that every religion is a following of an
enlightened master... something totally different from doctrines and treatises! The sacred Vedanta is a
doctrine whereas various Upanishads are treatises by enlightened sages of their era! The doctrine of Vedanta
and the wisdom contained in Upanishads is not meant for the ordinary mortal. Those who seek spirituality need
pursue the doctrine of Vedanta and the Upanishads.
More Vedanta related links...
Albert Einstein and Bhagavad
Gita - Bhagavad Gita Essence Wisdom Quotes
Teachings - Bhagavad Gita Sacred Scriptures
Hinduism Holy Book - Kali Yuga Bhagavad Gita - Sacred Bhagavad
May God bless all!
Always there to clarify your queries (send your query),
Vijay Kumar "Atma Jnani" ... The Man who Realized God in 1993!
A to Z of Vedanta explained in words everyone can easily understand and
fathom. More on sacred bhagavad gita can be found at : The Bhagavad Gita
... Vijay Kumar - 5 June 2010.
Full text of query: Can you explain to me the origin of Vedanta?
Is it another product of the human mind? Another religion? Or
Did Brahma incarnate (as Shiva…….) who imparted these teachings to
humankind? Please elaborate, explain and give sources. In my opinion Vedanta or Sanatan Dharma is NOT a
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