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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In religions rituals are perhaps the things that most distance us from the encounter with the divine. In he came to the US on the Fulbright scholarship and lectured widely on the spiritual heritage of India. Other editions – View all The Upanishads: 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. The majority of the book is a commentary on the Katha Upanishaddivided into 12 chapters in two major eknaath entitled “Dialogue With Death” and “The Journey Through Consciousness.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Dec 18, Jason rated it it was amazing. He therefore co-relates the spiritual message to the everyday dilemmas faced by ordinary laity and presents the lofty Upanishad as a practical guide.

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The nature of Atman, need for ethics and the hierarchy of Reality 4. Throughout the translation, Eknath Eswaran’s experience with spiritualism, his dedication to such a life, his knowledge and wisdom about English literature and world religions come across making the reading valuable.


For Easwaran, the Upanishads are part of India’s precious legacy, not just to Hinduism but to humanity, and in that spirit they are offered here. Want to Read saving….

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For better reading, you can go for kathopanishad by osho, and principal fknath by S Radhakrishnan. Most correspond to particular concepts from the Katha that are expounded by the author:.

But perhaps I need a teacher that can explain it better. 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. Meanwhile in a few short months he lost two people passionately dear to upanishasd Easwaran as a Teacher In the introduction to one of his key books, Easwaran described his approach as a teacher.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Easwaran is a recognized authority on the Indian spiritual classics.

People choose to relate to him today in various ways: Sep 22, Juan Rivera rated it really liked it Shelves: May 09, Kreeti Shakya rated it liked it. Published August 25th by Nilgiri Press first published He does a wonderful job without trying to “convert” and one can safely say the ideas in this are universal to all religions.


Classics of Indian Spirituality. If he has, or if he has this experience, his writing would reach another level of excellence. Essence of the Upanishads is a translation and commentary on the Katha Upanishadan ancient Indian scripture. What is life for?

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Of these two, it is well for him who takes hold of the good; but he who chooses the pleasant, fails of his aim. Sundar Nadimpalli Certified Easaran 9 Jul, Those descriptions are very good, but unlike the Bhagavad Gita, which is more intelligible though still poetic and in need of translation th, it’s harder to parse given where my head is at right now.

eknatg Apr 17, Monty rated it really liked it. 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.

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