Brahman can be known through the Upanishads alone. Shruti says that knower of Brahman verily becomes Brahman. Brahma Vidya expounded in the Upanishads grants Kaivalya Mukti and makes one fearless. According to Advaita Philosophy the Self is ever free and therefore to seek its liberation is only an illusion. Bondage arises because of false identification of the Self with the body. Liberation consists of removing this false identification of the Self with the body. The Upanishads expound the pristine glory of the Self and reveals the unity of the Self and Brahman. This book presents the English rendering of eight Minor Upanishads which remove this false identification of the Self with the body and thus grants liberation.
An earnest seeker who has inculcated four-fold qualifications of Viveka (discriminative knowledge), Vairagya (detachment), Sad Sampada (six-fold virtues) and Mumukshutvam (longing for liberation) will find these minor Upanishads very valuable in the direct realisation of the Self.