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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Out of hundreds of these documents, one in particular appeals to me as the essence of the Upanishads.

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The original edition was published by in by Nilgiri Presswhich also published subsequent US editions. The parable of the chariot 5.

So I gave this 4 rather than 5 stars. The nature of Atman, need for ethics and the hierarchy of Reality 4. Still leading a full life at the university, Easwaran looked for guidance in this new inner world. Before taking to meditation, in my ignorance of the unity of life, I too committed most of the mistakes that even sensitive people commit today. The Spiritual Psychology of the Katha Upanishad”. They teach that each of us, each Self, is eternal, deathless, one with the power that created the universe.


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The majority of the book is a commentary on the Katha Upanishaddivided into 12 chapters in two major parts entitled “Dialogue With Death” and “The Journey Through Consciousness. By upanlshads our website you agree to our use of cookies. Easwaran’s guidance throughout this book is a gentle but firm reminder that we are ultimately our true Selves and everything else our brains tells us can be given up.

Through his interpretation of one important Upanishad, an ancient wisdom text, Eknath Easwaran shows how the timeless Indian tradition offers guidance on how to live today. At the end of the book is the complete I assume? And all religions in the mystical aspect have much to teach. I could not do it with ease.

Discovering Meditation Easwaran discovered meditation mid-life, while he was teaching on a college campus in central India. This is not what I expected. Jul 04, Ash rated it it was amazing. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Feb 17, Victor Negut rated it really liked it Shelves: Eknath Easwaran — is the originator of passage meditation and the author of more than 30 books on spiritual living.

In extraordinary visions, they have direct experience of a transcendent Reality which is the essence, or Self, of each created being. In the Upanishads, illumined sages share flashes of insight, the results of their investigation into consciousness itself.


The Upanishads Eknath Easwaran.

The Upanishads

Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x After a full reading, it seems that the range of nature in writing was purposeful. Katha Upanishad, by itself. Nov 18, Ghila Pan rated it it was amazing. Therefore, it’s the descriptions provided by the author that holds the value. An excellent, very clear, insightful and inspiring presentation of the core teachings of a global spiritual classic.

The Upanishads: (Classics of Indian Spirituality) – Eknath Easwaran – Google Books

Easwaran was a professor of English literature and well known in India as a writer and speaker before coming to the United States in on the Th exchange program. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Untitled review of Essence of the Upanishads: However, I was disappointed by the upnaishads that the story-telling that started in the first two chapters was replaced by essay like structure in the rest of the lesson.