How can I read Vedas easily

What is the Best Way to Learn the Upanishads for Beginners, and in What Order? [Duplicate]

Well I can only tell about the method that helped me. There could be other ways too. It's a subjective choice. It might or might not help you.

As I did so, I realized that reading the Upanishads directly was not very helpful straight away. The Upanishads are relatively difficult to understand for a newcomer. But the best part is that the concept of the Upanishads is explained in an organized way to Vedantins later, which is more accessible to newbies. So my roadmap was this -

  1. First, read the central concept of the Upanishads. I've read this book. Advaita Vedanta: a philosophical reconstruction by Eliot Deutsch. This book is exceptionally well organized and provides a brief introduction to the subject. He was Professor Emeritus at the University of Hawaii in Indian Philosophy. Link - Advaita Vedanta: a philosophical reconstruction

  2. Next, I read the Upanishads with commentaries. Without comment it would be impossible to make anything meaningful out of it. One of the best translations and commentaries on all the major Upanishads is "The Major Upanishads" by Prof. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. He was Professor of Eastern Religion and Ethics at Oxford University. When it comes to the order of the Upanishads, read the shortest Start with Isha Upanishad Link - The Most Important Upanishads

  3. Next, I would suggest that you read the "Philosophy of the Upanishads" written by Paul Deussen, professor of philosophy. This book is long, but explains the concepts in detail. It's one of the classics. You can get the book from this link - The Philosophy of the Upanishads

Just do it

Did you need a guru's help to get started?

Amritendu

In short, NO. Well, some may disagree with me, but the fact is that without guru initiation one cannot go on a spiritual journey, it is not the Upanishad point of view. It is the point of view of tantra. Tantra and Vedas are a completely different stream of thoughts, and only Vedas have authority. In Upanishad there are cases where the disciple learned about Brahman without the help of his teacher. I am not denying the importance of the guru. You cannot go any further without a guru, I firmly reject this statement. Vedanta suggests three methods of self-realization: reading, reflecting, and applying.

Rick ross

In short, NO --- The Vedic journey itself begins with the initiation of Savitri or Gayatri Diksha, and one who initiates is called the Vedic Guru. The only difference from tantras in this regard is that there are many mantras in tantras. But in Vedas the mantra is only one thing (namely the Gayatri mantra). "Without a guru one cannot go any further, I definitely reject this statement." Who should you do this with first? When reading books by the uninitiated and non-practitioners, you may get not 1 but 1000 such misunderstandings about Hinduism. @ Amritendu

Rick ross

Read the Sukta of Atharva Veda, which describes how the disciple receives the new birth by staying in the Guru's house for three nights and then receiving the Gayatri Diksha. There is the same thing in tantras or agamas and there it is called "Adhivasa" ... So, without a guru no knowledge of Hinduism, whether Vedic or tantric .. @Amritendu

Amritendu

@ Rick Ross. Relax!! Take a rest! Why are you so sad??? He asked me and I gave my opinion! That's it. Easy. I said it's subjective. I don't tell anyone to follow what I think is right. Do what you want. Let Swami Om and Asharam Bapu initiate you. Nobody is stopping you! Of course, if someone asks me, I'll tell them what I think, not the answer you expect. I have every right to have my opinion. If you don't like my idea, just ignore it. Well this is not the place for debate. But don't preach me, especially if you're not asked to. Period.