Order Of Study

Of course, there are many ways up the mountain. Here is a list of texts with an order of study influenced by both Swami Paramarthananda and Swami Dayananda. The second section below, which contains the Upanishads, is a specific order of study from Swami Paramarthananda. From my own experience, I have enjoyed reading Swami D and listening to Swami D.

  1. The Self, Swami Paramarthananda (book)
  2. Introduction to Vedanta, Swami Dayananda
  3. The Teachings of the Bhagavad Gita, Swami Dayananda
  4. Tattvabodhah, Swami Dayananda
  5. Value of Values, Swami Dayananda
  6. Bhagavad Gita Home Study, Swami Dayananda (nine volumes)
  7. Atmabodha, Swami Dayananda
  8. Vivekachudamani, Swami Paramarthanda (audio)
  9. Rama Gita, Swami Paramarthananda (video/audio).

Once the previous texts have been studied, continue with the Upanishads.

Upanishads: Swami Paramarthananda offers excellent audio commentaries of each Upanishad.

  1. IMG_0031Mundaka
  2. Kena
  3. Katha
  4. Kaivalya
  5. Taittiriya
  6. Mandukya
  7. Aiteraya
  8. Prashna
  9. Isha
  10. Brihadranyaka
  11. Chandogya

Following your Upanishadic study, consider Swami P’s Brahma Sutras. You will need basic understanding of Sanskrit to track the audios. Unlike the Upanishads and the Bhagavad Gita, the Brahma Sutras is not a moksha (liberation) shastra (teaching) but rather an opportunity to refine and deepen your understanding of the various logical arguments which support the Vedantic methodology. The Brahma Sutras is a text often studied for those who teach Vedanta and a text that is studied much later in the learning process.

For a complete resource of Swami Paramarthananda’s offerings visit: YogaMalika. I have also been able to download all of Swami P’s audios through https://archive.org/ and then doing a search for the text with his name.


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