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Purpose of the advanced ongoing Advaita Vedanta program is to align the student's vision to the vision of Oneness (all is one without a second). Precisely as taught by traditional Sanskrit Vedanta teachers of non-duality.

Qualifier: Class has nothing to do with modern Advaita (commonly named neo-advaita), relying on basic English language. Hundreds of such presenters in this category ironically attract thousands, even though the teachings are partial/incomplete.

For example, student ultimately longs for down-to-earth answers about: Īśvara (God), karma, objective reality all share, psychology, dharma, 5 elements (what makes up universe), how universe is created, what was "before" creation, why does Māyā exist, what happens after death for ignorant/Enlightened one, what is incarnation, how do we define God, who am I NOT, etc...

Such sincere questions DO NOT deserve to be brushed off with typical: "Whose asking the question! Just abide in the Self".

Original Advaita Vedanta tradition is a vast, intelligent and perfected pramāṇa (means of knowledge), which reveals both how to live in harmony with all, but also reveals the ultimate nature of Reality (Consciousness/Awareness) and solves the equation "How is it there is only ONE, when I see many?"

That's exactly the mission of these Melbourne weekly step-by-step systematic classes. They present time-tested Advaita Vedanta knowledge (ultimate Truth) to permanently remove one's false notions causing mistaken notion of separateness between self, world and God.

In other words, it's job is to shift "I" from apparent Body-Mind to Ātman (Self/Awareness), while still operating in the world as down-to-earth human being amidst your family and work.

Class schedule and qualifications to attend can be seen here: http://www.yesvedanta.com/events/

Program is not for those hoping from guru-to-guru, comparing various philosophies. Nor who excessively glorify worldly pursuits (chasing money accumulation, relationships, being someone important who others look up to, etc). Such types are not yet ready to let go of illusionary ego "I".

It is for serious, sincere and patient types. Because original Advaita uses mixture of English and Sanskrit to present the verses from it's source texts, Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita and Brahma Sutras.

Most of all, a burning, unstoppable desire for Liberation (moksha) is required. Curiosity seekers expecting a quick-fix "Liberation pill", won't last even 1 session. Thus know your intentions before coming.

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Vedanta's purpose is Self-Knowledge. Direct unverbalized knowledge (parokṣa-jñāna), "I AM Awareness and not this body-mind complex".

Advaita Vedanta is also referred to as Knowledge that ends the search for ALL knowledge. Meaning, after assimilating knowledge of Self, nothing else remains to be known, because Self (Consciousness) is all-pervading.

When one assimilates the teachings taught in class, the spiritual search/seeking gradually ends permanently. Because the Supreme Truth (Brahman/Consciousness) is directly understood as YOU (aham brahmasmi).

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SCHEDULE & COST:
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Tradition of Vedanta has always remained free. Teacher has own job and doesn't depend on classes for financial support.

See calendar for dates (https://www.meetup.com/vedanta-bhagavad-gita-upanishads-advaita-melbourne/events/).

Can also see schedule on Yes Vedanta Melbourne website: http://www.yesvedanta.com/events/

Address: 4 Rosalind Cres, Blackburn, VIC. (0 4 1 3 6 8 1 4 2 9. SMS only. No calling).

Come sharp everytime! Program lasts 3+ years.

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Who and What is this "I"? Non-duality, Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita COURSE

This is an advanced ongoing Advaita Vedanta classroom (running in Melbourne, Australia) - unfolding the highest knowledge (brahmavidya). It precisely unfolds the essence of all Upanishads (source of non-duality teachings) and all 18 chapters of Bhagavad Gita, verse-by-verse in thorough detail. Teacher translates each Sanskrit verse into detailed English, as non-duality was originally expounded by Adi Shankara/rishis (sages), in Sanskrit. If presented in English alone, as is 99% the case today in non-dual world, the teachings simply don't get captured as originally intended. Thus student misses the true essence of Oneness. The Gita is both a dharma-śāstra and mokṣa-śāstra. Meaning, an instruction manual on how to correctly and happily live in harmony with self, world and God. And also the most precise step-by-step methodology to Liberation (moksha). Both are apparent when taught by qualified ācāryaḥ. Thus, course is based on both also. Course rests on actualized living understanding of the non-dual nature of Reality (Consciousness/Awareness/Brahman). Hence each class builds upon the previous, based on this vision of Oneness. So student is taken through the entire vision of form/formless (matter/spirit). Every single doubt is cleared about every imaginable topic of life. Throughout student's self-enquiry in light of teachers explanations, one's apparent body-mind "I" is gradually and organically shifted to Self (Ātman/ultimate non-negatable truth pervading the universe). Meaning, that which is unchanging (witness/sākṣī/Awareness/satcitananda/Atman), is one's permanent living reality/experience. In Advaita we call this moksha (Liberation). Or 'Enlightenment' (a word we RARELY use, because it carries a mystical and unrealistic expectation due to negligent spiritual marketplace). You can see detailed description of Tuesday classes, which you may attend for free if qualify: https://www.yesvedanta.com/events-meetup Program is video recorded. Although any serious student recognizes value of physical attendance, because it gives one option to focus intently amidst class environment and ask teacher directly. This is how Self-Knowledge has been traditionally passed. QUALIFICATIONS for Advaita Vedanta (uncontaminated, undistorted original source of non-dualism) are high. Certain intellectual maturity is required. Meaning it requires you to THINK deeply (self-inquiry), and not merely emote. It is for those who recognize the limitation of all spiritual practices (sadhana). The benefit reaped comes and goes. The happiness subsides. It's like the stock market. However, Advaita Vedanta results in permanent happiness as one's "I" shifts from limited and changing body-mind complex... to unchanging Truth whose nature is ananda (limitlessness). Meaning, Vedanta is not interested in anything implying temporary band-aids or superficial highs (like transcendental meditation, psychedelics, breathing, etc). Such disciplines do NOT solve the eternal problem of saṃsāra, nor help recognize one's eternal freedom from creation (māyā). In summary, a qualified student is one whose ego can gently admit: "I can't do everything by myself. I need help please." Because the teachers duty is to systematically lead such student step-by-step to ultimate Truth, exactly as was done for thousands of years in this perfected Advaita Vedanta methodology. Ready to attend? :-) See here class dates and details: https://www.yesvedanta.com/events-meetup -- Must watch at least 5-10 videos (see website "COURSE") to get accustomed to teacher style and establish rapport. This way teacher won't have to deal with trust issue ("Who is he!") when you soon come to class. ====================== Advaita Vedanta (Nondualism) Course Logistics: ====================== Schedule also at: https://www.yesvedanta.com/events-meetup Address: 4 Rosalind Cres, Blackburn, VIC. Come sharp everytime! Program lasts 3+ years. You're never too late to come...

Who and What is this "I"? Non-duality, Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita COURSE

This is an advanced ongoing Advaita Vedanta classroom (running in Melbourne, Australia) - unfolding the highest knowledge (brahmavidya). It precisely unfolds the essence of all Upanishads (source of non-duality teachings) and all 18 chapters of Bhagavad Gita, verse-by-verse in thorough detail. Teacher translates each Sanskrit verse into detailed English, as non-duality was originally expounded by Adi Shankara/rishis (sages), in Sanskrit. If presented in English alone, as is 99% the case today in non-dual world, the teachings simply don't get captured as originally intended. Thus student misses the true essence of Oneness. The Gita is both a dharma-śāstra and mokṣa-śāstra. Meaning, an instruction manual on how to correctly and happily live in harmony with self, world and God. And also the most precise step-by-step methodology to Liberation (moksha). Both are apparent when taught by qualified ācāryaḥ. Thus, course is based on both also. Course rests on actualized living understanding of the non-dual nature of Reality (Consciousness/Awareness/Brahman). Hence each class builds upon the previous, based on this vision of Oneness. So student is taken through the entire vision of form/formless (matter/spirit). Every single doubt is cleared about every imaginable topic of life. Throughout student's self-enquiry in light of teachers explanations, one's apparent body-mind "I" is gradually and organically shifted to Self (Ātman/ultimate non-negatable truth pervading the universe). Meaning, that which is unchanging (witness/sākṣī/Awareness/satcitananda/Atman), is one's permanent living reality/experience. In Advaita we call this moksha (Liberation). Or 'Enlightenment' (a word we RARELY use, because it carries a mystical and unrealistic expectation due to negligent spiritual marketplace). You can see detailed description of Tuesday classes, which you may attend for free if qualify: https://www.yesvedanta.com/events-meetup Program is video recorded. Although any serious student recognizes value of physical attendance, because it gives one option to focus intently amidst class environment and ask teacher directly. This is how Self-Knowledge has been traditionally passed. QUALIFICATIONS for Advaita Vedanta (uncontaminated, undistorted original source of non-dualism) are high. Certain intellectual maturity is required. Meaning it requires you to THINK deeply (self-inquiry), and not merely emote. It is for those who recognize the limitation of all spiritual practices (sadhana). The benefit reaped comes and goes. The happiness subsides. It's like the stock market. However, Advaita Vedanta results in permanent happiness as one's "I" shifts from limited and changing body-mind complex... to unchanging Truth whose nature is ananda (limitlessness). Meaning, Vedanta is not interested in anything implying temporary band-aids or superficial highs (like transcendental meditation, psychedelics, breathing, etc). Such disciplines do NOT solve the eternal problem of saṃsāra, nor help recognize one's eternal freedom from creation (māyā). In summary, a qualified student is one whose ego can gently admit: "I can't do everything by myself. I need help please." Because the teachers duty is to systematically lead such student step-by-step to ultimate Truth, exactly as was done for thousands of years in this perfected Advaita Vedanta methodology. Ready to attend? :-) See here class dates and details: https://www.yesvedanta.com/events-meetup -- Must watch at least 5-10 videos (see website "COURSE") to get accustomed to teacher style and establish rapport. This way teacher won't have to deal with trust issue ("Who is he!") when you soon come to class. ====================== Advaita Vedanta (Nondualism) Course Logistics: ====================== Schedule also at: https://www.yesvedanta.com/events-meetup Address: 4 Rosalind Cres, Blackburn, VIC. Come sharp everytime! Program lasts 3+ years. You're never too late to come...

Who and What is this "I"? Non-duality, Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita COURSE

This is an advanced ongoing Advaita Vedanta classroom (running in Melbourne, Australia) - unfolding the highest knowledge (brahmavidya). It precisely unfolds the essence of all Upanishads (source of non-duality teachings) and all 18 chapters of Bhagavad Gita, verse-by-verse in thorough detail. Teacher translates each Sanskrit verse into detailed English, as non-duality was originally expounded by Adi Shankara/rishis (sages), in Sanskrit. If presented in English alone, as is 99% the case today in non-dual world, the teachings simply don't get captured as originally intended. Thus student misses the true essence of Oneness. The Gita is both a dharma-śāstra and mokṣa-śāstra. Meaning, an instruction manual on how to correctly and happily live in harmony with self, world and God. And also the most precise step-by-step methodology to Liberation (moksha). Both are apparent when taught by qualified ācāryaḥ. Thus, course is based on both also. Course rests on actualized living understanding of the non-dual nature of Reality (Consciousness/Awareness/Brahman). Hence each class builds upon the previous, based on this vision of Oneness. So student is taken through the entire vision of form/formless (matter/spirit). Every single doubt is cleared about every imaginable topic of life. Throughout student's self-enquiry in light of teachers explanations, one's apparent body-mind "I" is gradually and organically shifted to Self (Ātman/ultimate non-negatable truth pervading the universe). Meaning, that which is unchanging (witness/sākṣī/Awareness/satcitananda/Atman), is one's permanent living reality/experience. In Advaita we call this moksha (Liberation). Or 'Enlightenment' (a word we RARELY use, because it carries a mystical and unrealistic expectation due to negligent spiritual marketplace). You can see detailed description of Tuesday classes, which you may attend for free if qualify: https://www.yesvedanta.com/events-meetup Program is video recorded. Although any serious student recognizes value of physical attendance, because it gives one option to focus intently amidst class environment and ask teacher directly. This is how Self-Knowledge has been traditionally passed. QUALIFICATIONS for Advaita Vedanta (uncontaminated, undistorted original source of non-dualism) are high. Certain intellectual maturity is required. Meaning it requires you to THINK deeply (self-inquiry), and not merely emote. It is for those who recognize the limitation of all spiritual practices (sadhana). The benefit reaped comes and goes. The happiness subsides. It's like the stock market. However, Advaita Vedanta results in permanent happiness as one's "I" shifts from limited and changing body-mind complex... to unchanging Truth whose nature is ananda (limitlessness). Meaning, Vedanta is not interested in anything implying temporary band-aids or superficial highs (like transcendental meditation, psychedelics, breathing, etc). Such disciplines do NOT solve the eternal problem of saṃsāra, nor help recognize one's eternal freedom from creation (māyā). In summary, a qualified student is one whose ego can gently admit: "I can't do everything by myself. I need help please." Because the teachers duty is to systematically lead such student step-by-step to ultimate Truth, exactly as was done for thousands of years in this perfected Advaita Vedanta methodology. Ready to attend? :-) See here class dates and details: https://www.yesvedanta.com/events-meetup -- Must watch at least 5-10 videos (see website "COURSE") to get accustomed to teacher style and establish rapport. This way teacher won't have to deal with trust issue ("Who is he!") when you soon come to class. ====================== Advaita Vedanta (Nondualism) Course Logistics: ====================== Schedule also at: https://www.yesvedanta.com/events-meetup Address: 4 Rosalind Cres, Blackburn, VIC. Come sharp everytime! Program lasts 3+ years. You're never too late to come...

Who and What is this "I"? Non-duality, Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita COURSE

This is an advanced ongoing Advaita Vedanta classroom (running in Melbourne, Australia) - unfolding the highest knowledge (brahmavidya). It precisely unfolds the essence of all Upanishads (source of non-duality teachings) and all 18 chapters of Bhagavad Gita, verse-by-verse in thorough detail. Teacher translates each Sanskrit verse into detailed English, as non-duality was originally expounded by Adi Shankara/rishis (sages), in Sanskrit. If presented in English alone, as is 99% the case today in non-dual world, the teachings simply don't get captured as originally intended. Thus student misses the true essence of Oneness. The Gita is both a dharma-śāstra and mokṣa-śāstra. Meaning, an instruction manual on how to correctly and happily live in harmony with self, world and God. And also the most precise step-by-step methodology to Liberation (moksha). Both are apparent when taught by qualified ācāryaḥ. Thus, course is based on both also. Course rests on actualized living understanding of the non-dual nature of Reality (Consciousness/Awareness/Brahman). Hence each class builds upon the previous, based on this vision of Oneness. So student is taken through the entire vision of form/formless (matter/spirit). Every single doubt is cleared about every imaginable topic of life. Throughout student's self-enquiry in light of teachers explanations, one's apparent body-mind "I" is gradually and organically shifted to Self (Ātman/ultimate non-negatable truth pervading the universe). Meaning, that which is unchanging (witness/sākṣī/Awareness/satcitananda/Atman), is one's permanent living reality/experience. In Advaita we call this moksha (Liberation). Or 'Enlightenment' (a word we RARELY use, because it carries a mystical and unrealistic expectation due to negligent spiritual marketplace). You can see detailed description of Tuesday classes, which you may attend for free if qualify: https://www.yesvedanta.com/events-meetup Program is video recorded. Although any serious student recognizes value of physical attendance, because it gives one option to focus intently amidst class environment and ask teacher directly. This is how Self-Knowledge has been traditionally passed. QUALIFICATIONS for Advaita Vedanta (uncontaminated, undistorted original source of non-dualism) are high. Certain intellectual maturity is required. Meaning it requires you to THINK deeply (self-inquiry), and not merely emote. It is for those who recognize the limitation of all spiritual practices (sadhana). The benefit reaped comes and goes. The happiness subsides. It's like the stock market. However, Advaita Vedanta results in permanent happiness as one's "I" shifts from limited and changing body-mind complex... to unchanging Truth whose nature is ananda (limitlessness). Meaning, Vedanta is not interested in anything implying temporary band-aids or superficial highs (like transcendental meditation, psychedelics, breathing, etc). Such disciplines do NOT solve the eternal problem of saṃsāra, nor help recognize one's eternal freedom from creation (māyā). In summary, a qualified student is one whose ego can gently admit: "I can't do everything by myself. I need help please." Because the teachers duty is to systematically lead such student step-by-step to ultimate Truth, exactly as was done for thousands of years in this perfected Advaita Vedanta methodology. Ready to attend? :-) See here class dates and details: https://www.yesvedanta.com/events-meetup -- Must watch at least 5-10 videos (see website "COURSE") to get accustomed to teacher style and establish rapport. This way teacher won't have to deal with trust issue ("Who is he!") when you soon come to class. ====================== Advaita Vedanta (Nondualism) Course Logistics: ====================== Schedule also at: https://www.yesvedanta.com/events-meetup Address: 4 Rosalind Cres, Blackburn, VIC. Come sharp everytime! Program lasts 3+ years. You're never too late to come...

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