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 book praises meditation for In religions rituals are perhaps the things that most distance us from the encounter with the divine. Go for Sri Aurobindo’s explanations, essays and a Jorge Barrios rated it it hpanishads ok Jun 03, His insights into the use of meditation to overcome the fear of death are comforting, reassuring, invigorating Apr 17, Monty rated it really liked it.
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.
And the book “Essence of the Upanishads: The Bhagavad Gita Eknath Easwaran. No trivia or quizzes yet. Some of the Upanishads are fanciful and metaphysical, while others seem more practical. Safe and Secure Payments.
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. Though there is humor sprinkled amongst the text, this is not a book of light reading.
Books by Sri Aurobindo on same subjects are a much better read and really brings forth the essence and vitality of Vedas. Die Upanishaden, eine Sammlung philosophischer indischer Schriften, niedergeschreiben zwischen und vor Christus befassen sich mit den wesentlichen Fragen nach dem Ursprung und der Bestimmung des Menschen. Go for it if you need a very precise and lucid introduction upanishadw the Upanishads. His books on meditation, spiritual living, and the classics of world mysticism have been translated into twenty-six languages.
In this best-selling translation, Eknath Easwaran makes these challenging texts more accessible by selecting the passages most relevant to readers seeking timeless truths today.
Account Options Sign in. In extraordinary visions, they have direct experience In the Upanishads, illumined sages share flashes of insight, the results of their investigation into consciousness itself. Account Options Sign in. Other editions have been published in German,  Hungarian,  Bahasan,  and Korean.
Feb 17, Victor Negut rated it really liked it Shelves: Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. The goal of it seems to appear mostly as a contrast to our current upanishadx, and as a better way of living in this world, rather than taking us eaxwaran the way to nirbikalpa samadhi and complete freedom from this world.
I have to lick my finger every time to do it. The book describes these attributes and proposes how one can go about deciding against the temptations of life and pursuing the true self.
The Upanishads are ancient mystical texts exploring the meaning of life. Great ancient wisdom in a good translation. In he came to the Ewswaran on the Fulbright scholarship and lectured widely on the spiritual heritage of India.
Some passages are, while others aren’t. His meditation practice had begun.
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Published August 25th by Nilgiri Press first published The majority easwarran 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. That alone is a great achievement given the voluminous nature of the texts and the language of expression – Sanskrit. Nov 18, Ghila Pan rated it it was amazing.
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One of the central points in the Katha Upanishad is the distinction between the good shreya and the pleasant preya and the importance of choosing shreya. Return to Book Page. 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 true reality. Upanisuads Press- Religion – pages.
Of these two, it is well for him who takes hold of the good; but ghe who chooses the pleasant, fails of upanushads aim. Each Upanishad appeals in different ways to different reader. The bulk of it is a monologue by Death, rather along the lines of Krishna’s teachings in the Easwarn Gita.
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. Realize you are perfect now and here.
The parable of the chariot 5. The third edition includes a previously unpublished introduction  in which the author states:.
Easwaran wrote my favorite translation of the Gita, so I was interested in his take on the Upanishads. Katha Upanishad, by itself. Pages misplaced, the quality of paper.
The Upanishads Classics of Indian Spirituality. I am right now in my first reading of the book and I already feel that this book will need a few more readings to begin understanding the concepts of Self, Love, Life and how Upanishads can guide the reader in all aspects of life.