Lecture by Pravrajika Vrajaprana (Sarada Convent, Vedanta Society of Southern California, Santa Barbara), given on October 23, 2021, at the Ramakrishna Vedanta Society, Boston, MA.
Lectures on Yoga and Vedanta given at the Boston Vedanta Society.
Vedanta is one of the world's most ancient religious philosophies and one of its broadest. Based on the Vedas, the sacred scriptures of India, Vedanta affirms the oneness of existence, the divinity of the soul, and the harmony of religions.
According to Vedanta, God is infinite existence, infinite consciousness, and infinite bliss. The term for this impersonal, transcendent reality is Brahman, the divine ground of being. Yet Vedanta also maintains that God can be personal as well, assuming human form in every age.
Vedanta further asserts that the goal of human life is to realize and manifest our divinity. Not only is this possible, it is inevitable. Our real nature is divine; God-realization is our birthright.
Finally, Vedanta affirms that all religions teach the same basic truths about God, the world, and our relationship to one another.