Swami Chinmayananda - early photo
I suppose this is a sufficient introduction to give us the necessary picture of the layout of the extensive fields of Veda and to indicate in it the exact place occupied by the sacred Temple of our Knowledge - the Upanishad.
Tomorrow we shall directly go into the text-book.
At this moment I would request you not to bring any text-book into the Yajnasala.
We have read sufficiently and to all of you there are endless libraries of books available to read all through your life.
But here the transaction is not to play with mere academical knowledge but we shall try to walk hand-in-hand step by step, through the unlit corridors of this neglected temple into the very presence of the Mighty Self that reigns Supreme in Eternal Silence!
To be continued ...