Before exploring the Upanishads, it is recommended that students study the following texts:
- Introduction to Vedanta
- Value of Values
- The Teachings of the Bhagavad Gita
- Upadesha Saram
- Bhagavad Gita Home Study (9 volumes)
Other important texts include: Vivekachudamani, Aparoksanubhuti and Panchadasi. For those who enjoy reading books, Swami Dayananda is as good as it gets. For those who enjoy audio, I recommend Swami Paramarthananda. It can take 5 plus hours of listening to get used to his Tamil accent but once you do, you’ll find his teachings impeccable. After completing the Upanishads below, you’ll be ready for the Brahma Sutras, which Swami Paramarthananda offers via audio (350 hours).
- Mundaka, (35 YouTube Videos)
Swami Tattvavidananda, of the Arsha VidyaGurukulam, is another excellent teacher of traditional Vedanta in the lineage of Swami Dayananda.
Visit the resources page to find links to teachers and teachings.