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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The third edition includes a previously unpublished introduction [14] in which the author states:. The book describes these attributes and proposes how one can go about deciding against the temptations of life and pursuing the true self. I have read other works of Eknath Easwaran and have found his writings so lucid that explains complex concepts in an exceptionally simple way. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience.

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This title includes an overview of the cultural and historical setting, with chapter introductions, notes, and a Sanskrit glossary. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Those who d This is not what I expected.

hte Finally he came home one day to find his dog had been killed by a passing truck, and his sense of loss would not subside. In meditation, he found a deep connection between the wisdom in the passages and hte way he conducted himself throughout the day.

Books by Sri Aurobindo on same subjects are a much better read and really brings forth the essence and vitality of Vedas. I recommend it to anyone who wants to experience the journey of self-discovery.


Why am I here? So I gave this 4 rather than 5 stars.

In this book, he fleshes out the text of one Upanishad, the Katha, to show us how its wisdom can be useful in our everyday lives. As a guide into the subject, the author is very eloquent in providing contemporary metaphors and pulling from eastern and western literature to provide an esswaran primer. However, Eknath Easwaran was a great writer and the imagery in this book are even better than usual.

Easwaran is a recognized authority on the Indian spiritual classics.

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

Patients respond well to this metaphor. This is a good book, but didn’t seem to be quite what I thought it was going to be. Sean rated it it was amazing Oct 17, There is a vast world waiting within the mind, and time and space have very little easwarwn in its realms.

Published August 25th by Nilgiri Press first published Nov 18, Ghila Pan rated it it was amazing. MillerSusanne R. Some are fanciful and storylike featuring talking animals! Untitled review of Essence of the Upanishads: Oct 05, Pinar rated it really liked it Shelves: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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Nagler Snippet view – Some passages are, while others aren’t. Similarly, the gross body and subtle bodies are portrayed as a married couple May 09, Kreeti Shakya rated it liked it. There are special meditations that assist with this, but these are in another book by the author.

Katha Upanishad, by itself. His book Passage Meditation originally titled Meditation has sold overcopies since it was first published in The sages share flashes of insight, extraordinary visions, the Would have enjoyed it much more if I didn’t had to find the right page every few minutes.


Emma rated it really liked it Feb 16, The theory of Atman, Oneness and Plurality 5. This is writen by a man who was born in the Eastern philosphy culture but understand the dificulty others from the West would have with the original text symbolism, identities, etc. Inhe founded the Blue Mountain Center of Meditation, based in Tomales, California, which continues his work today through publications and retreats.

Dec 18, Jason rated it it was amazing.

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Jul 04, Ash rated it it was amazing. Want to Read saving…. I couldn’t agree more with the author – reading the Upanishads is such education, essential for every one. The nature of Atman, need for ethics and the hierarchy of Reality 4. The majority dknath 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. But it is Easwaran’s understanding of the wisdom of the Upanishads that makes this edition truly outstanding.

The author achieves a bit but much more could have been done.

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