Wisdom of the Isha Upanishad


We want to enjoy life—to experience love and fulfillment and to be free from suffering. The teachings of the Upanishads, the later part of the Vedas, can help us, but these secret teachings cannot be learned from a book. Only a teacher can reveal their true meaning, as Swami Rama does in this video series on the Isha Upanishad. Discover how the fear of death and all other fears prevent us from fully enjoying life, and what the best remedy is for fear. Learn how embracing non-attachment opens the door to both love and freedom.

Swami Rama also explains how the universe came into existence, how the Vedas were revealed, and whether it is possible for us today to receive revelations just as the Vedic sages did. Join him as he unveils the secrets of the Isha Upanishad.

11-Part Series

Introduction to the Upanishads

What are the Upanishads and why are they important? Can the wisdom contained in their Vedic mantras help us free ourselves from suffering? Swami Rama answers these questions and comments on the large number of...

Isha Upanishad: An Introduction

The beautiful Isha Upanishad is complete in itself. Learn what it tells us about the source and nature of all that exists, and how that knowledge can help us enjoy life in a better way.

Secret Teachings of the Upanishads

The secret teachings of the Upanishads cannot be learned from a book. Why? Swami Rama explains the traditional way of learning the Upanishads from a teacher, which he followed in his own life, and why...

Revelation and Rishis

The rishis of ancient India—the seers who received the revelations recorded in the scriptures—had to thoroughly purify themselves in heart, mind, and soul in order to transmit this divine wisdom without distortion or incompleteness. With...

Bridging Thought and Emotion

Thinking and emotion are our instruments—powers within us. But there is a higher power, Ishvara, that governs all others. How can our awareness of this great power help us to use our own powers to...