“There are many texts on Yoga and Yoga is found in one form or another in the Upaniṣat.
Yoga for them is the means to realise God and OM is the key to that process.
So many Upaniṣad mention OM because most Upaniṣat
are involved with Vedānta or the movement towards God.”
– TKV Desikachar “The use and abuse of OM”,
Lecture on September 5th 1983 in Zinal, Switzerland
“In each one of us there is
something that experiences.”
– TKV Desikachar Introduction `
to the Taittirīya Upaniṣad 2001
“The request for learning must come from the aspirant.
Only then can be the process be step by step.
First one question which is understood, then the next.
For example Annam is Brahma,
then Prāṇa is Brahma.
This was the traditional approach by the aspirant.”
– TKV Desikachar France 1983
“The self-born creator bored the sense openings outwards,
so the self looks out at the world rather than inwards.
A wise person, wanting to taste the state of immortality,
stops the senses from moving outwards and turns within to the essence.”
– Kaṭha Upaniṣaṭ 2.1.1.
– Last Updated 10th October 2022