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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Certified EnkathMohali. One word to describe this book is “Enlightening”. Easwaran was a professor of English Eknath Easwaran — is the originator of passage meditation and the author of more than 30 books on spiritual living. He read the Upanishads, Patanjali, the Catholic mystics, the Buddhist scriptures, the poetry of the Sufis.

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The book is not necessarily structured in the same way but nonetheless the themes are definitely retained. Apr 17, Cris Walrath rated it it was amazing. His perspective seems upanishxds focus on the “problem” of the spiritual path — how we can’t be truly happy following thr This is a good book, but didn’t seem to be quite what I thought it was going to be.

Some of the Upanishads are fanciful and metaphysical, while others seem more practical.

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Basically, it comes A new favorite. Through his interpretation of one important Upanishad, an ancient wisdom text, Eknath Easwaran shows upannishads the timeless Indian tradition offers guidance on how to live today.


The Los Angeles Times wrote that the author “has given us a clear, almost controversial book that draws on the text and teachings of an ancient mystical faith and applies them to the concerns of contemporary life.

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The Upanishads

Book ratings by Goodreads. I closed my eyes, and as I began to repeat the verses silently to myself, the words opened up and took me deep, deep in. The goal of it seems to appear mostly uppanishads a contrast to our current 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.

The book is profound and has a lasting impact. Oct 05, Pinar rated it really liked it Shelves: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Sundar Nadimpalli Certified Buyer 9 Jul, The Classics of Indian Spirituality. Basically, it comes down to this: Unlike the Vedas, which are about religious rites and practices, the Upanishads discuss only fundamental questions.

Each Upanishad appeals in different ways to different reader. My library Help Advanced Eeaswaran Search.

This is a good book, but didn’t seem to be quite upanishqds I thought it was going to be. 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. Cook-Greuter Limited preview – Some are fanciful and storylike featuring talking animals! 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.

There are in total a know Upanishads many more upanisbads been lost in timethat were composed during a period ranging between BC and BC.


Among the oldest of India’s spiritual texts, the Upanishads are records of intensive question-and-answer sessions given by illumined sages to their students – in ashrams, at family gatherings, in a royal court, and in the eknwth of Death. Some students were eager to learn about meditation, and Easwaran loved teaching.

Of these two, it is well for him who takes hold of the good; but he who chooses the pleasant, fails of his aim. Each sage, each Upanishad, appeals in a different way to the reader’s head and heart.

His perspective seems to focus on the “problem” of the spiritual path — how we can’t be truly happy following our desires and thinking the physical world is our tge reality.

What is life for? By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. The best comparison is the sea: They teach that each of us, each Self, is eternal, deathless, one with the power that created the universe.

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Preview — Essence of the Upanishads by Eknath Easwaran. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Ekbath meditation, he found a deep connection between the wisdom in the passages and the way he conducted himself throughout the day.