About Us

We are two Vedantic students coming from different cultures, professional and religious backgrounds who once found ourselves in the same class in Tiruvannamalai, India, where well known western teacher James Swartz (Ramji) was teaching the reality of oneself in the form of Vedantic inquiry, explaining the real meaning of the word “I”.

Since that time we continue to discover and assimilate the knowledge that the unchanged self, “I”, am absolute love, am free from any limitations, am the wholeness by itself.

On this stage of broadening and deepening our understanding of the Truth we became inspired by the idea to develop a Basics of Vedanta Online Course to help fellow spiritual seekers like us. Naturally the question came: “We are not the gurus or teachers of Vedanta. So how can we do it?”

And it looks like Arunachala, the holy hill in Tiruvannamalai, where the great Indian sage Ramana Maharshi lived, and where we contemplated on Sat-Chit-Ananda after our class, encouraged us, saying : “This ancient knowledge has huge significance for everyone who is struggling with their mundane problems in daily life. Explain it to others!”

And here we are.. And we are absolutely certain of one thing: we are the people we are today only because some years ago Isvara brought us our teachers – James Swartz, Swami Dayananda and Swami Paramarthananda. We remain forever grateful.

We also want to mention the contribution of our friend Soma in designing this website.

Join us and realize that on this path for Self-Knowledge and Self-Mastery you are not alone!

Vinay & Lidija (Samadhi)