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There are four Vedas: the Rigveda (oldest), the Yajurveda, the Samaveda and the Atharvaveda.
Each Veda is subclassified into four major text types – the Samhitas (mantras and benedictions), the Aranyakas (text on rituals, ceremonies, sacrifices and symbolic-sacrifices), the Brahmanas (commentaries on rituals, ceremonies and sacrifices), and the Upanishads (text discussing meditation, philosophy and spiritual knowledge). Some scholars add a fifth category – the Upasanas (worship).
The more than 200 Upanishads are considered by Hindus to contain utterances (śruti) concerning the nature of ultimate reality (brahman) and describing the character of and path to human salvation (moksha or mukti).
The Upanishads are commonly referred to as Vedānta, variously interpreted to mean either the "last chapters, parts of the Veda" or "the object, the highest purpose of the Veda".
Gaudapada: Mandukya Karika;
Katha Upanishad - Death as Teacher
The term veda means "knowledge" and anta means "end," and originally referred to the classical Upanishads.
Vedanta also refers to various philosophical traditions based on the three basic texts of Hindu philosophy, namely the Principal Upanishads, the Brahma Sutras and the Bhagavad Gita.
There are at least ten schools of Vedanta, of which Advaita Vedanta is one.
Scriptural authority of the nonduality (Sanskrit; not-two, "no second") of Atman (Self) and Brahman (Highest Reality).
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Advaita Bodha Deepika;
V. Krishnamurthy - Advaita, a Dialogue^;
Advaita for Beginners;
Zen of Advaita;
Ashtavakra Gita - Purest Expression of Truth;
Avadhuta Gita - Ever Free;
Atma Sakshatkara - Direct Awareness of the Self;
Bhagavad Gita - Essence;
Bhagavad Gita - Song Celestial;
Devikalottara - Supreme Wisdom;
Ellam Ondre - All Is One;
Ribhu Gita - Heart;
Ribhu Gita - Wisdom;
Vichara Mani Mala - Jewel Garland of Enquiry
The "Great Sayings" of the Upanishads, as characterized by the Advaita school of Vedanta.
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Essays on the Upanishads^;
Mundaka Upanishad^; Philosophy of the Bhagavadgita^; Yoga System^
Sri Swami Shankaracharya:
Drik Drisya Viveka;
Sri Swami Sivananda: Brahma Sutras^;
Lord Krishna His Lilas & Teachings^;
Lord Siva & His Worship^
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Some Hindu Deities
Deity. The ultimate formless conscious metaphysical reality and cosmic soul.
Deity. Associated with Kali and Parvati. Mother Goddess. She is pure energy (referred to as "Shakti" in Sanskrit).
Deity of meditation, aka Ganapati. Son of Shiva & Parvati. Widely revered as the remover of obstacles, the patron of arts & sciences and the deva of intellect and wisdom.
Garuda: Eternal sworn enemy of the Nāga serpent race and known for feeding exclusively on snakes. The Vahana of Lord Vishnu.
Supreme Soul and/or Highest Reality.
Hanuman: Monkey God.
Deity. Associated with Durga and Parvati. She represents Time, Change, Power, Creation, Preservation and Destruction.
Blue skinned Avatar (complete and absolute incarnation) associated with Vishnu.
Deity. Goddess of wealth and prosperity. Along with Saraswati and Parvati, she forms the trinity of Hindu goddesses.
Deity. Vedic Supreme God in his infinite all pervading form, associated with Vishnu.
Deity. Along with Lakshmi and Saraswati, she forms the trinity of Hindu goddesses. Associated with Durga and Kali. Mother Goddess of fertility, love and devotion; as well as of divine strength and power. Wife of Shiva.
Avatar associated with Lakshmi and consort of Krishna, who together represent absolute Truth.
Rajani \r(a)-ja-ni\ as a girl's name is pronounced rah-ZHAH-nee. It is of Hindi and Sanskrit origin, and the meaning of Rajani is "night". Hindu mythology: one of the names of the wife of Shiva
7th avatar of Vishnu.
Deity of conveying truth through words. Goddess of knowledge and learning. Along with Lakshmi and Parvati, she forms the trinity of Hindu goddesses.
Attributes of Lord Shiva, 3/12/12;
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Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada: Hare Krishna Book Archive;
Beyond Birth and Death^;
Bhagavad-Gita As It Is^;
Easy Journey to Other Planets^;
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Perfect Questions, Perfect Answers^;
Perfection of Yoga^;
Science of Self Realization^; Sri Isopanishad^