Vedanta Philosophy, the millenary wisdom of Yoga

Conscious TV

May 23, 2021

After doing several Yoga practices, curiosity is awakened and it is natural that one begins to look for more information: what are the origins of this activity? Why it is so important to breathe in a certain way and to keep the attention on a specific point?. It is then when the Vedas and Advaita Vedanta appear, the predominant Hindu philosophy that from Conscious TV we explain to you below.

What is the difference between Veda and Vedanta?

The Vedas are the four sacred texts of India and are among the oldest in the world. Vedanta philosophy is based on the last part of these books: the Upanishads and has no religious status because it does not revolve around any deity. Advaita Vedanta is also known as the yoga of knowledge, Jnana Yoga.

Does Vedanta believe in God?

According to Advaita Vedanta, we all have a Divine and Infinite Soul, the Atman, which is in all people and all things. The Atman is infinite and is one with the universe: You are it, all the souls that exist are your soul and all the bodies that exist are your body. Thus, what you do to others you do to yourself.

This concept of Individuality is based on the life cycle. When considering matter, it is important to remember one of the laws of thermodynamics elaborated by Mikhail Lomonosov and Antoine Lavoisier in which they explain that "Nothing is destroyed, everything is transformed".

The matter of my body has always been in the universe, taking different forms, and this is what Advaita Vedanta affirms.

In most religions it is taught that we should all be treated with respect because regardless of sex, race or creed, we have an infinite and immortal soul and when our death comes, we will transcend this plane of life and meet God. This is the main premise on which the philosophy of human dignity is based. But the Vedanta philosophy goes a step further, for we will not actually meet God, because we are already God. The understanding of this precept is, therefore, the fundamental axis of this system: that we are all exactly the same is obtained when one reaches the highest state of Oneness with the Infinite Spirit.

If you want to deepen your knowledge of this millenary wisdom and be initiated into Advaita Vedanta, Conscious Television has prepared a course on Vedanta Philosophy and Bhagavad-Gita where expert teachers from India address fundamental questions about personal identity, the consistency and nature of the cosmos and the Divine.