Deeper into Yogic Wisdom: Teachings from the Upanishads

Paul Sherbow


Discover gems of yogic wisdom and explore the meaning of life and death. Join Paul Sherbow, a Vedanta and Sanskrit scholar, who will teach specific yogic practices and the ultimate goal of spiritual liberation.

The Isa or Isavasya Upanisad, although one of the shortest Upanisads with only eighteen mantras, has always been held in the highest reverence. Its very first verse is considered to hold the essence of religion and ethics.

The Katha Upanisad, with its background of Naciketas’ vital questions on the meaning of life and death, and containing a number of well-known passages, is a classic example of Upanisadic wisdom.

Both texts bring us gems of yogic wisdom, precisely indicating aspects of practice and the ultimate goal of liberation.

Study significant verses in both texts, illuminated by the traditional Sanskrit commentaries of the great Vedantic schools of Sankara, Ramanuja and Madhva, as well as reference to the Bhagavad Gita, Bhagavata Purana, the Yoga-sutra, and other classic spiritual texts of India.