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The Hindu scriptures reflect the evolution of man's search for higher thought and philosophy – the journey in search of our spiritual identity.

Swami Tattwamayananda

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Mon 19 Oct 2020

6:30 AM - 8:00 AM

Event Type: Weekly

Introduction to Hindu Scriptures and Classical Texts

Swami Vivekananda used to say: “‘Truth’ is of two kinds: (1) that which is perceivable by the five senses of human beings and is deducible therefrom by inference and (2) that which is perceivable by the subtle powers arising from Yoga.  The knowledge acquired by the first means is called science and that acquired by the second method is the Veda … The person in whom that power of intuition is manifested is called a Rishi and the infinite knowledge that he comprehends through that power is called the ‘Veda’. ”

In the Vedas, you find five stages in man’s search for Truth: pantheism, polytheism, monotheism, henotheism, and monism.  The Upanishads tell you that what God is can never be explained in words, it can only be experienced.

The classes can be watched live at- www.youtube.com/SFVedanta

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Swami Tattwamayananda

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Swami Tattwamayananda, currently the Minister- in -charge of the Vedanta Society of Northern California, San Francisco, served in various centers of the Ramakrishna Order in India as editor, publisher,and teacher of Sanskrit and Indian philosophy before coming to the United States in January, 2012. He had traditional training in Hindu scriptures, Sanskrit and Vedic literature from his early days. He served in various centers of the Ramakrishna Order in India as editor, publisher, and teacher of Sanskrit, Advaitic texts such as Sri Shankaracharya’s commentaries on the Prasthanatraya and Indian philosophy.