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In the whole world...there is no study...so beneficial and so elevating as that of the Upanishads. They are products of the highest wisdom. They are destined sooner or later to become the faith of the people." Schopenhauer.

"We have to remember that the highest religion of the Upanishads, which insists on meditation and morality and worship of God in spirit and in truth, is not encumbered by such traditional dogmas and miracles as still hang upon the skirts of other religions. Its central principle that there is one supreme reality that manifests itself in the universe is not asserted as a dogma. It is the ultimate truth at which it is possible for human understanding to arrive. The progress of science and philosophy does not conflict with it but only confirms it." S.Radhakrishnan

The Upanishads are at once profound religious scriptures, - for they are a record of the deepest spiritual experiences, - documents of revelatory and intuitive philosophy of an inexhaustible light, power and largeness and, whether written in verse or cadenced prose, spiritual poems of an absolute, an unfailing inspiration inevitable in phrase, wonderful in rhythm and expression. Sri Aurobindo

The Upanishads have the potential to ignite the flame of knowledge in the minds of seekers of knowledge. If you are in-terested in becoming a spiritual person and develop higher knowledge, wisdom and sensitivity towards the world and yourself, then the Upanishads are the best choice for you. Jayaram V

Upanishad Translations

Upanishad Translations

Translations of all major Upanishads: Isa Upanishad, Kena Upanishad, Mandukya Upanishad, Aitareya Upanishad, Svetavatara Upanishad, Prasna Upanishad, Vajrasuchika Upanishad, Taittiriya Upanishad, Kaivalya Upanishad, Katha Upanishad and more.

Upanishad Essays

Upanishad Essays

Essays on the introduction, meaning, significance, historical background, philosophy and concepts of Upanishads with detailed exposition of subjects such as Atman and Brahman, the dvaita and advaita views on Brahman, lists of Upanishads, manifestations of Brahman and so on.

Essays on Brahman

Essays on Brahman

You will find here information on Brahman, the Supreme Self and the Highest God of Hinduism, extolled in the Vedas, who is without a beginning and end and who is the creator of all and who exists in us as our inner-self or Atman.

Minor Upanishads


Translation of 22 minor Upanishads are presented here each with an introduction. Minor Upanishads are an important part of Hindu philosophical thought. They are very useful to know the depth and development of Upanishadic philosophy.



Vedanta is another name of the Upanishads. It also represents a school of philosophy based upon them. Hinduwebsite has many essays on Vedanta, some of which are listed here. They will help you understand the significance of creation and our place in it.

Upanishad Wisdom

Wisdom of the Upanishads

This section contains a series of expositions on the Upanishadic teachings and philosophy by Jayaram V, who has translated several Upanishads and written extensively about the truths of the Upanishads and advanced concepts.



Mahavakyas means great sayings. They are useful in meditation, contemplations and to gain insight into the knowledge and wisdom of the Upanishads. This section lists well known mahavakyas and presents a few articles explaining their meaning and significance.

Essays on Atman

Atman, the Inner Self

Atman means the Self, or the breathing one. He also goes by other names and one of the constant and recurring themes of the Upanishads. The knowledge of Atman leads to liberation. We have presented some very thoughtful essays on the nature and significance of Atman in Hindu spirituality.

Bhagavadgita Wisdom

Bhagavadgita Wisdom

The Bhagavadgita is also considered an Upanishad since it also speaks about Atman, Brahman and liberation. This section contains several articles about the truths, concepts, symbolism, and philosophy found in the scripture.

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The 12 Upaniahds

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