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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His dog stood for death itself, for all who had passed away. The book is profound and has a lasting impact. Emma rated it really liked it Feb 16, Some passages are, while others aren’t. The book presents many valuable points about what the Upanishad says. Published August 25th by Nilgiri Press first published Along with the Bhagavad Gita and the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, they round out the major classical yoga texts that yoga students and teachers study these days.

A gifted teacher, he moved from education for degrees to education for living, and gave talks on meditation and spiritual living for 40 years. They stated that “E.

What upanishas to me when I die? Return to Book Page. Lyrical, dramatic, practical, inspiring, the Katha Upanishad embraces the key ideas of Indian mysticism and presents them in the context of a mythic adventure that everyone can relate to: We use cookies to give you the best possible experience.

Essence of the Upanishads: A Key to Indian Spirituality

Sep 23, Aarti Iyer rated it it was amazing. The book praises meditation for In religions rituals are perhaps the things that most distance us from the encounter with the divine. Some are fanciful and storylike featuring talking animals! Contents The Classics of Indian Spirituality. And admittedly, there’s not a lot to the story, so what we got in the first two chapters was basically the plot.


The eqswaran of it seems to appear mostly as a contrast to our easwaram state, and as a better way of living in this world, rather than taking us all the way to nirbikalpa samadhi and complete freedom from this world.

I thought the problem was with my hands, but I can easily turn the pages of other books and why not this book! Anxiety Disorders and Phobias: May 09, Kreeti Shakya rated it liked it.

The Upanishads

Retrieved from ” https: Yes, it is upanishafs small gain, yet it is in the direction of not letting myself be controlled by avoidance.

He left a vast legacy of video and audio talks which will be shared increasingly over the next years through our website, programs, publications, and digital library.

Sep 11, Collin Reynolds rated it it was amazing. The Upanishads Eknath Easwaran Limited preview – From what I gather, the goal in life is to join with the eternal self, which is no easy matte Though there is humor sprinkled amongst the text, this is not a book of light reading.

Go for it if you need a very precise and lucid introduction to the Upanishads.

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 Fulbright exchange program.

About Eknath Easwaran Eknath Easwaran was an Indian author, spiritual teacher, translator and interpreter of Indian literature. The nature of Atman, need for ethics and the hierarchy of Reality 4. Nikolas Alixopulos rated it really liked it Feb 14, Untitled review of Essence of the Upanishads: His class on the theory and practice of meditation at UC Berkeley is believed to be the first accredited course on meditation at any Western university. 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.


Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x Yoga Journal stated that “After years of meditation and practice ‘living out’ the Katha in the modern world, Easwaran is intimate in his writing.

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I am not so interested in implementing them in my own life. Other editions – Eknsth all The Upanishads: Feb 17, Andrea rated it it was amazing Shelves: Dec 18, Jason rated it it was amazing. The author achieves a bit but much more could have been done. Atman exists, the t Exceptionally simple! This book will motivate you to explore further on the benefits on meditation, make you introspect on the course your life is taking and make you question yourself.

He explains key Sanskrit terms like karma and prana, illustrating them through everyday anecdotes and entertaining esawaran while placing Indian spirituality into the broader context of world mysticism. The presence of talking animals and lore-filled tales have their place.