The Advaitham Spiritual Services is a non-profit organization devoted to awaken society to the unique spiritual science behind Hindu Dharma Spiritual concepts and practices, to motivate people to live and preserve them and to facilitate the spiritual progress of humanity.

The aim and the objective of this website are to educate anyone interested in Hinduism, regardless of their religion, ethnicity or nationality.

❖ Unique spiritual science underlying Hinduism
❖ Misconceptions regarding Hinduism concepts and practices
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The essence of Vedanta is that there is but one being and that every soul is that being in full, not a part of that Being. All the sun is reflected in each dewdrop. Appearing in time, space and causality, this Being is man, as we know him, but behind all appearance is the one Reality. Unselfishness is the denial of the lower or apparent self. We have to free ourselves from this miserable dream that we are these bodies. We must know the truth, “I am He”. We are not drops to fall into the ocean and be lost; Each one is the whole, infinite ocean, and will know it when released from the fetters of illusion. Infinity cannot be divided, the “One without a second” can have no second, and all is that One. The Vedanta says that the Soul is in its nature Existence absolute, Knowledge absolute, Bliss absolute.

Therefore in Advaitha philosophy, the whole universe is all one in the Self which is called Brahman. That Self when it appears behind the universe is called God. The same Self when it appears behind this little universe, the body, is the soul. This very soul, therefore, is the Self in man. There is only one Purusha, the Brahman of the Vedanta; God and man, analyzed, are one in It. The universe is you yourself, the unbroken you; You are throughout the universe. “In all hands you work, through all mouths you eat, through all nostrils you breathe, through all minds you think.” The whole universe is you; The universe is your body; You are the universe both formed and unformed. You are the soul of the universe and its body also. You are God, you are the angels, you are man, you are animals, you are the plants, you
Are the minerals, you are everything; The manifestation of everything is you. Whatever exists are you? You are the Infinite. The Infinite cannot be divided. It can have no parts, for each part would be infinite, and then the part would Be identical with the whole, which is absurd. Therefore the idea that you are Mr. So and so can never is true; It is a daydream. Know this and be free. This is the Advaitha conclusion.

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Advaitam is non-dualism or monism, the doctrine that declares that there is but one reality, that the individual Self and the Brahman are one.

Brahma Satyam Jagan Mithya
Jivo Brahmaiva Napara

Brahman is the Reality, the universe is an illusion, and the living being is Brahman alone, none else.

❖ Brahma Satyam (“Brahman is the Reality”): In Vedanta, the word “Satyam” (Reality) is very clearly defined and it has a specific significance. It means, “That which exists in all the three periods of time (past, present and future) without undergoing any change; and also in all the three states of consciousness (waking state, dream state and deep-sleep state).” This is therefore the absolute Reality — birthless, deathless and changeless — referred to in the Upanishads as “Brahman.”

❖ Jagan Mithya (“the world is an illusion”): The world appears “real” only in the “waking state;” but it is negated (it disappears) in the dream and deep-sleep states. Hence, it is not real, according to the definition above. Therefore, the world is said to be Mithya by the Acharya.

❖ However, many people seem allergic to the word, “Mithya,” when it is used to refer to the perceptible world. For this reason, perhaps, the Acharya, in his later works, like Brahmasutra Bhashya, calls it “vyavaharika satta” (relative reality) or “pratibhasika satta” (apparent reality), as if to accommodate them.

❖ Jiva brahmaiva napara (“the jiva is Brahman alone, none else”): “Jiva” refers to the sentient principle in all living beings, including human beings. In the deep-sleep state, the body, senses, mind and intellect are all negated (rendered totally ineffective or insentient). Hence, the jiva is one with the sentient, inner life-principle, which revives the body, senses, mind and intellect after sleep. This life-principle is the pure consciousness that is the same in all beings. The all-pervading Brahman of the Upanishads is that pure consciousness present in all jivas as their antaryami (inner spirit).

It’s really simple; Search within.

Search beyond the Senses; You would reach the Mind.

Search beyond your Mind; You would reach the Intellect.

Go beyond your Intellect; You would reach the Ego.

Go beyond your Ego; You would reach your Self.

Realize your Self; Be in it; That’s you!

You become the Eternal Truth called Sanaatana Dharma.

This is beyond religion; This is the Goal of Life.

And, this is the Truth; The One and Only Truth.