Welcome to the Upaniṣat Mysticism Freenotes Overview

The Art of Upaniṣat Mysticism

Feel your Self as Being within the Essence of the Ultimate Reality

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My contact and involvement with the Upaniṣat in the 1980’s, apart from the more usual casual contact through teachers’ quotes and vague readings in the 1970’s, was surprisingly through neither postural practice techniques nor textual study.

I actually became exposed to the Upaniṣat through the practice of chanting. In fact, the very first chanting from the Veda that Desikachar taught me was the first verse from Chapter Two of the Taittirīyra Upaniṣat. I still have a recording of my shaky attempts in that lesson from 1984. This extended over time to chanting the entire 31 chapters of the Taittirīyra Upaniṣat and then learning to chant from and with other Upaniṣat.

Thus, it was through chanting that my relationship with the Upaniṣat deepened and the context and understanding of these texts were absorbed somewhat differently than I expected in terms of the more usual method of studying a text. To explore more resources in this area please visit the PDF & MP3 Support Resources for Veda Mantra Chanting Practice.

The Upaniṣat are a vast range of teachings and my offerings in this area are as if a pebble compared to a mountain. The Upaniṣat Freenotes aspect of the website will focus around several Upaniṣat. These will be developed over time through added notes and commentaries from my studies of these Upaniṣat with TKV Desikachar.

They are all offered with gratitude for what this aspect of my learning has helped lead me towards.