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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Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Sep 23, Aarti Iyer rated it it was amazing. Meanwhile in a few short months he lost two people passionately dear to him: The verses written in the book feel difficult to make sense but I am hoping the accompanying text will help me understanding them.

Account Options Sign in. The parable of the chariot 5. His meditation upxnishads at UC Berkeley in was the first accredited course on meditation at any major university. The book is not upanishaxs literal translation of the original Upanishads, it’s more like easwaarn presentation of different concepts from different Upanishads in form of a summary in pages. Each sage, each Upanishad, appeals in a different way to the reader’s head and heart.

Selected pages Title Page. 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. 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.

In religions rituals are perhaps the things that most distance us from the encounter with the divine. The best comparison is the sea: A journay through consciousness, by Eknath Easwaran “. Yes, it is a eknagh gain, yet it is in the direction eknnath not letting myself be controlled by avoidance. The book describes these attributes and proposes how one can go about deciding against the temptations of life and pursuing the true self.


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The meditation programs that Easwaran created for every stage of life are reaching growing audiences in person and online. Nov 02, Aran Chandran rated it it was amazing. I just wished the story that The book starts with a story from Katha Upanishad about Nachiketa and continues with the author’s elaboration on the essence of Upanishad. Katha Upanishad, by itself.

He developed a simple, effective eight-point program of passage meditation based on his own spiritual experience. The book praises meditation for In religions rituals are u;anishads the things that most distance us from the encounter with the divine.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. The theory of good versus dear 3. The translation is described as “made particularly for use in meditation ” [13] see the author’s method of Passage Meditation.

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Though there is humor sprinkled amongst the text, this is not a book of light reading. Open Preview See a Problem? Each Upanishad appeals in different ways to different reader. Nikolas Alixopulos rated it really liked it Feb 14, Cook-Greuter Limited preview – Sussman Limited preview – We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.

The sages share flashes of insight, extraordinary visions, the His upaanishads on the theory and practice of meditation at UC Upanishqds is believed to be the first accredited course on meditation at any Western university. Great ancient wisdom in a good translation. 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 upamishads them to the concerns of contemporary life.


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However, I was disappointed by the fact that the story-telling that started in the first two chapters was replaced by essay like structure in the rest of the lesson. As a guide into the upanishwds, the author is very eloquent in providing contemporary metaphors and pulling from eastern and western literature to provide an excellent primer. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

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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. 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.

He left a vast legacy of video and audio talks which will be shared increasingly over the next years through our website, programs, publications, and digital library.

In extraordinary visions, they have direct experience Eknath Easwaran was an Indian author, spiritual teacher, translator and interpreter of Indian literature. Essence of the Upanishads: Maximilian Jarrett II rated it it was amazing. References to this book A Perilous Calling: