This programme is an introduction to the Upanishads and Vedantic Metaphysics and Psychology in the light of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. It maps all major concepts of the Vedantic paradigm and their interpretation in the perspective of Integral Yoga of Sri Aurobindo. Besides the commentaries of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother the traditional commentaries of Shankara, Sayana and other scholars are widely used.
Course Image Course 1: Isha and Kena Upanishads
This course is the first part of the PG Certificate Programme: The Upanishads in the Light of Sri Aurobindo.
The Study Units are:
1. The Structure and the general content of the Upanishads. Sri Aurobindo on the Epistemology of Upanishadic literature
2. The Vision of the Isha Upanishad
3. The Four movements of the Isha Upanishad in the light of Sri Aurobindo
4. The Kena Upanishad 1-2. Knowledge about Brahman
5. The Kena Upanishad 3-4. The Parable of the Gods
6. Assimilation & Assessment
Course Image Course 2: Aitareya & Taittiriya Upanishads
This course is the second part of the PG Certificate Programme: The Upanishads in the Light of Sri Aurobindo. The Study Units are:
1. The Aitareya Upanishad. The Myth of Creation. Purusha Sacrifice
2. The Aitareya Upanishad. The Myth of a Primeval Death and the embodiment of the Spirit in Matter
3. The Aitareya Upanishad on the knowledge of Consciousness. Samjnana, Ajnana, Vijnana, Prajnana in the light of Sri Aurobindo
4. The Taittiriya Upanishad, Bhrigu Valli. Knowledge about Brahman
5. The Taittiriya Upanishad, Brahmananda Valli. Knowledge of the Five Purushas
6. Assimilation & Assessment