Tag Archives: Kaivalya Upanishad


Taitreya Upanishad, Class 4

Greetings All, Chapter 1,Shikshavalli. Paragraph # 1: Continuing his teaching of the Upanishad, Swami Paramarthananda said, Taittiriya Upanishad is written in prose. The first chapter that we are getting into is called Shikshavalli and it has 12 anuvakaha’s. Anuvakaha means a paragraph. It can also sometimes mean a chapter. Shikshavalli’s first and the last or […]

Kaivalya Upanishad

Namaste: Please click on the link below for my notes on Kaivalya Upanishads.  These notes are based on the teachings of Swami Paramarthananda. Notes-KaivalyaUpanishad (more…)

Kaivalya Upanshad, Class 13 – Summary

Greetings, Swamiji summarized the Kaivalya Upanishad’s teachings today. This Upanishad is known by its name as it gives Kaivalyam or Moksha or non-duality to the seeker. There is no second thing in the cosmos to limit me, not space, nor time nor object to limit me. Spatial, temporal and objectal limitations do not exist for […]

Kaivalya Upanisahd, Class 12

Greetings All, Shloka’s 22 & 23: Continuing his teaching on Kaivalya Upanishad,  Swamiji says, from shloka’s 15-22, the teacher is revealing the nature of Brahman via a subtle method called Adhyaroopa Apavada Gyanam. This method is an important method in Vedanta. Example of this method is given below: A man has a pot in hand. […]

Nirupadhika and Sopadhika

This post is to explain Shloka 21, of Kaivalya Upanishads Adhyasa is of two kinds. When a rope is mistaken for a snake, the snake alone is seen. The existence of the rope is not known at all. Here the snake is said to be superimposed on the rope. This is known as Svarupa-Adhyasa. The […]

Kaivalya Upanishad, Class 11

Greetings All, Shloka # 19: Continuing his teaching on Kaivalya Upanishad, recapping last week’s lessons, Swamiji says, in all these mahavakya mantras the Jivatma-paramatma aikyam is revealed. Jiva and Parama are not intrinsic properties of Atma. Their manifestation depends upon the medium. Just as a face appears different in a convex or concave mirror so […]

Kaivalya Upanishad, Class 10

Shloka # 16: Continuing his teaching on Kaivalya Upanishad, recapping last week’s lessons, Swamiji says, All these mantras are known as maha-vakyas. They reveal Jivatma-paramatma aikyam. They are not two separate entities. They are essentially one and the same. The Atma manifests itself through Vyashti (micro) and Samashthi (macro) mediums. The mediums are known as […]

Kaivalya Upanishad, Class 9

Greetings All, Continuing his teaching on Kaivalya Upanishad, Swamiji says, after talking about nidhidhyasanam, Brahmaji has come to sravanam and mananam in reverse order. Sri Krishna also does the same when he reverses the order in chapter 2 of the Gita dealing with Gyana yoga first and then coming to Karma yoga. It is the […]