Vedanta or Upanishad are the end of the Vedas.
The end of the learning of the Vedas.
In Sanskrit the Upanishad "upa -ni -shad" means....
is the" go closer to", to move nearer to. The understanding
of being closer to the Universe,
last syllable, "
shad", means 'to sit.' When you sit down, it means that you
are ready to listen.
The word "ni" which is in between, which connects "upa" and "shad" - indicates the level of sitting. "Ni" means sitting down at a level lower than that of the teacher. It literally means at the feet of the teacher, with humility, listening and imbibing. With an awareness that one does not know it all. Sitting voluntarily, with the intention of understanding the Supreme Truth.