(Upadeśa): Spiritual instruction. Silent teachings, the most direct means to reveal the Transcendent Reality. Ramana Maharshi affirmed: “Silence is the true upadesha. It is the perfect upadesha. It is suited only for the most advanced seeker. The others are unable to draw full inspiration from it. Therefore they require words to explain the Truth. But Truth is beyond words. It does not admit of explanation. All that is possible to do is only to indicate It.”