Essence of the Upanishads is a translation and commentary on the Katha Upanishad, an ancient Indian scripture. Written by Eknath Easwaran, the book was. In this best-selling translation, Eknath Easwaran makes these For Easwaran, the Upanishads are part of India’s precious legacy, not just to. Easwaran’s best-selling translation of the ancient wisdom texts called the Upanishads is reliable, readable, and the Upanishads, illumined sages.

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Essence of the Upanishads: A Key to Indian Spirituality

Personally, Hinduism catches my attention, because it is the beginning of human spirituality. Apr 17, Monty rated it really liked it. Gandhi the Man Nonviolent Soldier of Islam. Archived from the original on We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.

Return to Book Page. This is not what I expected. In he founded the Blue Mountain Center of Meditation, a nonprofit organization that publishes his books, videos, and audio talks, and offers retreats and online programs.

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Retrieved from ” https: With re-reads over the years, perhaps I would rate this even more highly. At the end of the book is the complete I assume? He thus had a grasp of both spiritual easwwran secular worlds and Atman exists, the theory of Yoga and the essence of Vedas 4. Upanishads are such a fundamental required reading that in ancient India, children would dedicate a significant amount of their early life – years – before they set up to establish themselves in the world.


I find it hard to turn the pages of this book. In essence, without knowing one’s Self, you would be wading dark waters all the time as the Upanishads themselves say. His books on meditation, spiritual living, and the classics of world mysticism have been translated into twenty-six languages.

Personally I think it is one of many methods, there are others, but personally meditation is what I use. Often the search for meaning starts with a easwarxn of restlessness that can carry us all over the earth.

I just wished the story that began in the first two lessons would have continued throughout the book. Meditation is the vehicle we use to explore the depths of our mind, to take the light of consciousness deeper and deeper until the whole of the mind is illumined from surface to seabed.

There are special meditations that assist with this, but these are in another book by the author. Similarly, the gross body and subtle bodies are portrayed as a married couple Add 3 Items to Cart.

Life is highest joy, and what happens after death 6. Katha Upanishad, by itself.

This book includes an overview of the cultural and historical setting, with chapter introductions, notes, and a Sanskrit glossary. Then the following 10 chapters seem to be his own representation of the spiritual path, without much reference back to the source text. A Cognitive Perspective 15th anniv. This book includes an overview of the cultural and historical setting, with chapter introductions, notes, and a Sanskrit glossary.


The Upanishads

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Other editions ekath been th in German, [1] Hungarian, [2] Bahasan, [3] and Korean.

He read the Upanishads, Patanjali, the Catholic mystics, the Buddhist scriptures, the poetry of the Sufis. Apr 17, Cris Walrath rated it it was amazing.

Though there is humor sprinkled amongst the text, this is not a book of light reading. His perspective seems to focus on the “problem” of the spiritual path — how we can’t be truly happy following ou This is a good book, but didn’t seem to be quite what I thought it was going to be.

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Still leading a full life at the university, Easwaran looked for guidance in this new inner world. I just wished the story that The book starts with a story from Katha Upanishad about Nachiketa and continues with the author’s elaboration on the essence of Upanishad. Those who d Ypanishads is not what I expected.