Traditional Advaita Vedanta
VIDYA MATHA is Sri Ramana’s contribution to society. The school teaches Adi Shankaracharya Traditional Advaita Vedanta, which is a school of Hindu philosophy and religious practice, and one of the classic Indian paths to Self-realization. One searches for the identity of Atman and Brahman. Liberation is attainable after preparation and training under the guidance of the guru. It emphasizes Jivanmukta, the belief that moksha (freedom, liberation) is achievable in this life. Traditional Advaita Vedanta centers on the study of the Sruti, revealed texts, especially the Upanishads. The main texts Sri Ramana advocates to be studied are the Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita and Brahma Sutras. Every school has traditionally had a high reverence for Guru, and recommends that a competent Guru be sought in one’s pursuit of spirituality. This reflects the Advaita tradition, which holds a competent teacher as important and essential to gaining correct knowledge, freeing oneself from false knowledge, and to self-realization.
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VIDYA MATHA provides education and information about Hindu Philosophy and Practices. We publish books, literature and courses for the public. We provide talks, seminars, and videos educating society about our beliefs, and work to bridge the gap and eradicate ignorance in western society. Our current projects include the development of an Information pack in Partnership with Hindu Council UK for Individuals and Organisations outlining Hindu Philosophical ideas, practices and rituals.