Vedānta is not Mere Intellectual Pleasure

By Swami Chidananda

Spiritual wisdom is intimately related to the inmost and the deepest desire in our human life – to be free of suffering, and to clear our bosom of all guilt and shame. Sorrow, pride, low self-esteem and a host of negativities belong to the ego, our misconceived identity. Upon knowing Brahman, our true nature, all of them – lock, stock, and barrel – pack up and leave us.

The knower of Brahman goes beyond sorrow and is freed from all sin!

 tarati shokam, tarati pāpmānam 

Mundaka Upanishad – 3.2.9

(Mundaka 3, Khanda 2, mantra 9)

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