Hinduism : Oldest Religion : Best Documentary 2017





Sadhguru tells us about one of the fundamental facts of our life, that the seat of our experience is within us. Only if we take charge of our mind and emotion can we explore other dimensions of life.


Answering a question on controlling thoughts that are going non-stop, Sadhguru looks at it how thoughts work. What is the basis of this thoughts being just going on and how can we stop it.


Sri Sri founded The Art of Living as an international, non-profit, educational and humanitarian organization in 1982. Its educational and self-development programs offer powerful tools to eliminate stress and foster a sense of well-being through powerful breathing techniques such as Sudarshan Kriya and Yoga. Appealing not only to a specific population, these practices have proven effective globally at all levels of society

Balance in life – Questions and answers with H.H. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar




Swami Chinmayanda was one of the greatest, most dynamic spiritual leaders from India over the past century.  Known as the “Lion of India” for his oratory power, Gurudev was known for teaching the Bhagavad Gita, the Upanishads, and other Vedanta texts such as Adi Shankara’s Vivekachudamani. From 1951 onward, Gurudev spearheaded a global Hindu spiritual and cultural renaissance that popularised the religion’s esoteric scriptural texts, teaching them in English all across India and abroad.

Gurudev founded Chinmaya Mission, a worldwide nonprofit organisation, to spread the knowledge of Advaita Vedanta, the nondual system of thought taught in the Upanishad, which epitomise the essence of the Vedas.

This is a series of 17 classic talks on various topics including the Bhagavad Gita and Vivekachudamani by H. H. Swami Chinmayananda Saraswati.


For details about Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda’s life and more on Chinmaya Mission, visit His Spirit Lives On…


Since undergoing intensive monastic training and an exhaustive study of the scriptures at the Chinmaya Mission ashram in Mumbai, Swami Swaroopananda has spent 25 years traversing the globe, sharing the wisdom of Vedanta with hundreds of thousands of people.  Swamiji has been the regional head of the Chinmaya Mission UK, Australia and Far East and is Director of the prestigious Chinmaya Mission International Residential School in Coimbatore, India. He now takes over as the Head of Chinmaya Mission Worldwide in January, 2017.

The following is a series of 56 discourses by Swamiji on various facets of life generated by Swamiji’s knowledge of the Upanishads and other sacred texts of Vedanta.


Swami Sarvapriyananda is a dynamic young monk of the Ramakrishna Order. He joined the order in 1994. Since then he has served the Ramakrishna Mission in various capacities including Vice Principal of the Deoghar Vidyapith Higher Secondary School, Principal of the Sikshana Mandira Teachers’ Training College at Belur Math, and as the first Registrar of the Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University at Belur Math. At present he is an archarya at the Hollywood Temple of the Vedanta Society of Southern California.

The Ramakrishna Order, with headquarters in Kolkata,India, is one of the largest and most respected religious orders in India today. The Order was inspired by the great Bengali saint, Sri Ramakrishna. Shortly before his death in 1886, Ramakrishna encouraged his young disciples to formally renounce the world by giving them the ochre cloth of renunciation. He entrusted the care of these young men to his foremost disciple, Swami Vivekananda who later, in 1897, founded the Ramakrishna Order.


In the following Swami Sarvapriyananda lucidly unfolds the path to direct “Self-Realization” presented by Adi Shankaracharya in Aparokshanubhuti, a major work on Advaita philosophy. The central theme is the identity of the Individual self as the Universal Self. In other words, we as individuals are the Universal Self. These are the first nine lectures in the series.  There are more to come.

Aparokshanubhuti translation by Swami Vimuktananda

Aparokshanubhuti translation by P.R.Ramachander

In a series of 12 talks, Swami Sarvapriyananda lucidly unfolds the fundamentals of Advaita Vedanta presented in Drg Drsya Viveka.A question of the utmost importance for the understanding of higher Vedanta Philosophy is that which wishes to distinguish the ‘Seer’ from the ‘Seen’. The central theme of Drg Drysa Viveka is that Brahman is realized through various samadhi.

Drg Drysa Viveka, English Translation

For more on Swami Sarvapriyananda and the Ramakrishna Order, visit Vedanta Society of So. California


Swami Bhoomananda Tirtha is an Indian Sannyasin and social reformer. He is known for his talks and discourses on Vedanta, Bhagavad Gita, Upanishads and Srimad Bhagavatam, and their practical application in daily life. He has also organized and conducted various movements for abolition of certain offensive and unlawful rituals and practices that were followed by some Hindu temples. Prominent among these are the practice called Thookkam at the Elavur Puthankavu Temple in Ernakulam District, and the practice of singing obscene songs during the Bharani festival at the Kodungallur temple.

Narayanashrama Tapovanam, the headquarters of Swami Bhoomananda Tirtha, is located at Venginissery village, 10 km South-West of Thrissur city in the stae of Kerala. The Centres for Inner Resource Development (C.I.R.D), which are remote centres of the Ashram, are located in Delhi and Jamshedpur in India, Vienna, Virginia in the U.S.A and the Society for Inner Resources Development (S.I.R.D) is based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Swami Bhoomananda’s 7-Part series on Adi Shankara’s Vivekachudamani, which teaches that God alone is the all-pervading reality; the individual soul is none other than the universal soul. According to Shankara, it is the ignorance of our real nature that causes suffering and pain. The desire for happiness is essentially a longing to awaken to who and what we truly are.

Yoga Vaasishtha
This 3-day discourse series by Swami Bhoomananda Tirtha is based on the Upashama Prakarana of Yoga Vaasishtha Ramayana. Swamiji clarifies that that our mind is the source of all conflicts, and for the dissolution of the conflicts also we must work on the mind. Though the conflict producing factors are external, the impact is internal. Conflicts are not generated by the external object-world, but generated in our minds.

For more information on Swami Bhoomananda Tirtha and his teachings, visit Center For Inner Resources Development (CIRD)