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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I could not do it with ease. This title includes an overview of the cultural and historical setting, with chapter introductions, notes, and a Sanskrit glossary. He left a vast legacy ezswaran video and audio talks which will be shared increasingly over the next years through our website, programs, publications, and digital library.

Essence of the Upanishads: A Key to Indian Spirituality by Eknath Easwaran

Eknath Wknath is one of the twentieth century’s great spiritual teachers and an authentic guide to timeless wisdom. Each sage, each Upanishad, appeals in a different way to the reader’s head and heart. Yes, it is a small gain, yet it is in the direction of not letting myself be controlled by avoidance.

But if repetition gets the message across, so does reading such texts! Nagler is a fine writer Upanishads books non-fiction books Works by Eknath Easwaran.


Read this over a period of time, and it soaked in deeper. Psychiatrist Aaron Beck and his colleagues quoted from the commentary portion of the book. The theory of Yoga jpanishads.

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The author achieves a bit but much more could have been done. Archived copy as title linkaccessed 17 April The bulk of it is a monologue by Death, rather along the lines of Krishna’s teachings in the Bhagavad Gita. The verses written in the book feel difficult to make sense but I am hoping the accompanying text will help me understanding them.

His insights into the use of meditation to overcome the fear of death are comforting, reassuring, invigorating Dec 18, Jason rated it it was amazing. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Personally I think it is one of many methods, there are others, but personally meditation is what I use. Maximilian Jarrett II rated it it was amazing. He is a recognized authority on the Indian spiritual classics.

From what I gather, the goal in life is to join with the eternal self, which is no easy matte Though there is humor sprinkled amongst the text, this is not a book of light reading. Classics of Indian Spirituality. They stated that “E. Realize you are perfect now and here. 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.

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. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.

Upanishds 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 Eknatth can guide the reader in all aspects of life. What is life for? This book includes an overview of the cultural and historical setting, with chapter introductions, notes, and a Sanskrit glossary. Still leading a full life at the university, Easwaran looked for guidance in this new inner world. Some of his other notable books are: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.


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 summary in pages. As a guide into the subject, the author is very eloquent in providing contemporary metaphors and pulling from eastern and western literature to provide an excellent primer.

Sep 23, Aarti Iyer rated it it was amazing. Basically, it comes A new favorite. The book presents many valuable points about what the Upanishad says.

Katha Upanishad, by itself. User Review – Flag as inappropriate Nagler is a fine writer Some are fanciful and storylike featuring talking animals! There are special meditations that assist with this, but these are in another book by the author. I have read other works of Eknath Easwaran and have found his writings so lucid that explains complex concepts in an exceptionally simple way. Different is the good, eaewaran different, indeed, is the pleasant.

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