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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From what I gather, the goal in life is to join with the eternal self, which is no easy matter since there is ego, mind, earthly pleasures and more that serve to get us thee course.

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Essence of the Upanishads: A Key to Indian Spirituality

Gandhi the Man Nonviolent Soldier of Islam. The Upanishads have puzzled and inspired wisdom seekers from Yeats to Schopenhauer.

Atman exists, the t Exceptionally simple! We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Dec 18, Jason rated it it was amazing.

His dog stood for death itself, for all who had passed away. Inhe founded the Blue Mountain Center of Meditation, based in Tomales, California, which continues his work today through publications and retreats. 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.


Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The theory of Atman, Oneness and Eknatg 5. The book presents many valuable points about what the Upanishad says.

Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x These two, with different purposes, bind a man. Thousands of people of all ages and backgrounds now follow this program all around the world. Jul 16, Ravi Raman rated it really liked it. Easwaran lived what he taught, giving him lasting appeal as a spiritual teacher and author of deep insight and warmth. I just wished the story that began in the first two lessons would have continued throughout the book. RadhakrishnanThe Principal Daswaranp.

MillerSusanne R. The Spiritual Psychology of the Katha Upanishad”. He is a recognized authority on the Indian spiritual classics. Description 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 kingdom of Death. 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.

I have read other works of Eknath Easwaran and have found his writings so lucid that explains complex concepts in an exceptionally simple way. In this best-selling translation, Eknath Ypanishads makes these challenging texts more accessible by selecting the eaawaran most relevant to readers seeking timeless truths today.


Archived copy as title Pages to import images to Wikidata. Would have enjoyed it much more if I didn’t had to find the right page every few minutes. Yoga International stated that the author “often personifies philosophical and spiritual principles, thus removing them from the realm of the abstract. 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 sages share flashes of insight, extraordinary visions, the Read this over a period of time, and it soaked in deeper. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

Feb 17, Victor Negut rated it really liked it Shelves: 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.

Easwaran’s guidance throughout this book is a gentle but firm reminder that we are ultimately our true Selves and everything else our brains tells us can be given up. Easwaran uses the metaphor of channels in the brain to describe how a person’s major concern develops