Classic Vedic & Hindu texts

Isha Upanishad | Isopanisad

Īśa Upanishad derives its title from the opening words “Īśa- Vāsya, “God-covered.” The use of Īśa (Lord)—a more personal name of the Supreme Being than Brahman, Ātman or Self, the names usually found in the Upanishads - constitutes one of its peculiarities. It forms the closing chapter of the Yajur-Veda, known as Śuklā (White). The Īśa-Vāsya Upanishad is that which gives Brahma-Vidyā or knowledge of the All-pervading Deity.

Mandukya Upanishad

The Māṇḍūkya Upanishad is so named, probably after its seer Rishi Mundaka. It belongs to the Atharva Veda group of Upanishads. In a short compass of only 12 mantrams, Māṇḍūkya Upanishad speaks of the entire range of human consciousness, beginning from the awakened state and ending in the Supreme Absolute state of super-consciousness where all objective relations and perceptions of duality are completely negated.

Kena Upanishad - english-sanskrit

This Upanishad is called Kena Upanishad, because it begins with the inquiry: “By whom” (Kena) willed or directed does the mind go towards its object? From whom comes life? What enables man to speak, to hear and see? And the teacher in reply gives him the defi­nition of Brahman, the Source and Basis of existence. The spirit of the Upanishads is always to show that no matter where we look or what we see or feel in the visible world, it all proceeds from one Source.

Katha Upanishad

Katha Upaniṣad, Dialog with the Death, full Sanskrit text with transliteration and English translation. Katha Upanishad represents an ancient conversation between an ancient sage Nachikētas and Yama, the lord of kingdom of Death.

Sanatkumara Samhita

Śrī Sanatkumāra-saṃhitā is an ancient collection of Vedic teachings from Vaiṣṇavite Āgamas, known as Pāñcarātrāgamas. Written in a beautiful Sanskrit poetics Śrī Sanatkumāra-saṃhitā narrates in great detail the symptoms and characteristics of forthcoming dark age of Kali, the Age of sorrows, disasters and suffering, the Age in which we live now, and also presents a method how to safely overcome all above mentioned suffering.

Brahma Sutras – According to Shankara

Brahma Sūtras according to Shankara is the fundamental work of Vedānta Sūtras of Bādarāyaṇa with commentaries of Śaṅkarācārya, the famous Advaita Vedanta teacher and saint of 8th...

Ramanuja Bhagavad Gita Bashya

Here you can read online full text of Gītā Bhāṣya of Bhagavad Rāmānujācārya or commentaries of the great spiritual leader, teacher and philosopher of 11th century - Rāmānuja on Bhagavad Gītā – the famous ancient dialog about the most important questions of human life, duties, bonds and Liberation, between the great warrior Arjuṇa and Divine incarnation – Śrī Kṛṣṇa.

Yoga Vasistha

What is the best way to rid oneself of birth and death? In reply, Vālmīki narrated to him the dialogue between Rāma and Vāsiṣṭha. Vālmīki said: He is qualified to study this scripture (the dialogue between Rāma and Vāsiṣṭha) who feels “I am bound, I should be liberated", who is neither totally ignorant nor enlightened.

Bhagavad Gita with Commentaries of Shankara

Bhagavad Gītā with Commentaries of Śrī Ādi Shankara Āchārya (788–820), the famous Hindu teacher and philosopher, the great teacher of Advaita Vedānta. It was due to him that Hinduism witnessed a great revival of spirituality and Hinduism and many returned to the path of God-realization.Below you can read full text of Bhagavad Gītā with Shankarāchārya’s commentaries online.

Matri Vani | Teachings of Anandamayi Ma

Teachings of our beloved God-realized Śrī Anandamayi Ma (30 April 1896 - 27 August 1982) as they were given while dictating answers to letters of devotees and during public talks concerning different topics of spiritual growth and God realization. The message of Anandamayi Ma is both timeless and timely, for a world filled with tensions and confusion needs to be constantly reminded that the cause all our sufferings is alienation from God.