Revealed to the Sage Aitareya, the Aitareya Upanishad is the only one that is taken from Rig Veda for the study in the 10 Upanishads. The 33 mantras of this Upanishad present to us the teaching of Advaita based on ‘Adhyaropa and Apavada’.
This Upanishad deals with the ‘Srishti’ (Loka srishti, Devata srishti, Shareera srishti & Anna srishti), Anupravesha (the entry of Ishwara as Jeeva), the three abodes and three janmas of Jeeva, the statement of Vamadeva rishi who attained liberation while in the womb itself. In the 3rd chapter comes the Rigveda Mahavakya, ‘PRAJNANAM BRAHMA’ at the conclusion of Atma-Vicharana.
In these 11 classes, Pujya Acharya Sri Prem Siddharth ji has presented an in-depth analysis of every mantra of this Upanishad including the Mahavakya. Some of the very important teachings presented in these classes are:
#The Superimposition & it’s Negation #Limitations of Upasana #Importance of Human birth #A critical analysis into Iswara ‘becoming’ Jeeva(bhokta)! #Jeeva’s Samsara #The journey of an Anjnani & Liberation of Jnani #Atma vicharana – the means & the methodology #The nature of Jnana #Enquiry of TAT & TVAM #The three differences (sajateeya, vijateeya & swagata) # ‘Prajnanam Brahma’ mahavakya vicharana…
These classes demand a rapt attention and a committed pursuit of Sravanam. Highly recommended for the seekers of Upanishads and Vedanta.