word Upanishad means learnings directly from a guru, sitting near guru. Upanishads are the sacred texts in Sanskrit
language that had been written to explain the spiritual meanings of various Vedas.
Many of the Upanishads are written by
Rishi Yagnyawalka. Upanishads emphasize
the spiritual life and correct ways of living as an individual and in society.
Upanishads explain Self-realization, Yoga, Meditation,
Karma, Sanyasa (renunciation) and Reincarnation. They explain the procedure do perform these. These were implicit in Hindu religion and in
Vedas. These are explicitly explained
through Upanishads. They are more like
Hindu Vedanta or philosophy.
supposed to be the form of metaphysics and highest category of philosophy. They are the results of great sages who
thought of great ideas in the middle of forests and meditated deeply about
humans and their lives.