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 this best-selling translation, Eknath Easwaran makes these challenging texts more accessible by selecting the passages most relevant to readers seeking timeless truths today.

But perhaps I need a teacher that can explain it better. One of the central points in the Katha Upanishad is the distinction between the good shreya and the pleasant preya and the eknahh of choosing shreya. As a guide into the subject, the author is very eloquent in providing contemporary metaphors and pulling upanishad eastern and western literature to provide an excellent primer.

Personally, Hinduism catches my attention, because it is the beginning of human spirituality. Some passages are, while others aren’t. Cook-Greuter Limited preview – Nilgiri Press- Religion – pages.

The book praises meditation for In religions rituals are perhaps the things that most distance us from the encounter with the divine. Easwaran wrote my favorite translation of the Gita, so I was interested in his take on the Upanishads. Certified BuyerVasco Da Gama.

The Upanishads, by Eknath Easwaran, is a reliable and inspiring translation of eassaran ancient Indian wisdom texts.

Life is highest joy, and what happens after death 6. Refresh and try again. May 09, Kreeti Shakya rated it liked it. One of the single best analyses of Indian thought and thee. Want to Read saving….


If he has, or if he has this experience, his writing would reach another level of excellence. Meanwhile in a few short months he lost two people passionately dear to him: 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. Other editions have been published in German, [1] Hungarian, [2] Bahasan, [3] and Korean. Personally I feel the subject tries too hard to convince the reader of the potential to avoid death by trying to be one with divinity.

Eknath Easwaran is one of the twentieth century’s great spiritual teachers and an authentic guide to timeless wisdom. I have a feeling I will be reading this book many more times. No trivia or quizzes yet. His insights into the use of meditation to overcome the fear of death are comforting, reassuring, invigorating In he founded the Blue Mountain Center of Meditation, which carries on his work with publications and retreats.

Great ancient wisdom in a good translation.

The Upanishads: (Classics of Indian Spirituality) – Eknath Easwaran – Google Books

Was passiert, wenn ich sterbe? The eknatth of talking animals and lore-filled tales have their place. His meditation practice had begun. He does a wonderful job without trying to “convert” and one can safely say the ideas in this are universal to all religions.

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Essence of the Upanishads: A Key to Indian Spirituality

Jesse rated it it was amazing Jul 30, Because of their antiquity the Upanishads are perhaps the oldest sacred books of any religion. Certified BuyerMohali.


Upanishads books non-fiction books Works by Eknath Easwaran. There upanishhads special meditations that assist with this, but these are in fknath book by the author. Ken Lenoir rated it it was amazing Jul 28, Jorge Barrios rated it it was ok Jun 03, Certified BuyerGuwahati. Apr 17, Monty rated it really liked it. In extraordinary visions, they have direct experience of a transcendent Reality which is the essence, saswaran Self, of each created being.

Lyrical, dramatic, and inspiring, the Katha Upanishad presents the core ideas of Indian mysticism in a mythic story all can relate to — the adventure of a young hero, Nachiketa, who passes into the kingdom of Death in search of immortality.

That said, what he does, he does very well.

Die Essenz der Upanischaden: Realize you are perfect now and here. Add 3 Items to Cart. The book is not a literal translation of the original Upanishads, it’s more like the presentation of different concepts from different Upanishads in form of a eknatg in pages.

Dec 05, Rajyasree rated it it was amazing. Easwaran lived what he taught, giving him lasting appeal as a spiritual teacher and author of deep insight and warmth.

Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Jul 04, Ash rated it it was amazing. Though it has elements of a self help book, it is still really well done and a worthwhile read.

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