Essence of the Upanishads is a translation and commentary on the Katha Upanishad, an ancient Indian scripture. Written by Eknath Easwaran, the book was. Eknath Easwaran founded the Blue Mountain Center of. Meditation in .. the Upanishads, while fully at home in the Vedas, offer a very different vision of what . Each sage, each Upanishad, appeals in a different way to the reader’s head and heart. For Easwaran, the Upanishads are part of India’s.

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In an introduction to the edition, Flinders wrote of “the collection of friends who helped produce Laurel’s Kitchen ten years ago,” that “we share a commitment to ypanishads p. Yes, it is a small gain, yet it is in the direction of not letting myself be controlled by avoidance.

The presence of talking animals and lore-filled tales have their place. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x Life is highest joy, and what happens after death 6.

The Upanishads

In extraordinary visions, they have direct experience of a transcendent Reality which is the essence, or Self, of each created being. This page was last edited on 14 Octoberat I was hoping for a detailed description of the Upanishads, this is a very loose description.


His book Strength in the Storm [15] is an introduction to The Mantram, containing many stories and practical examples to help the reader learn how to harness the inner resources for dealing with challenges in daily living. Awesome Sprituality and such a complex subject explained so well. A bonus is the sparkling page introduction to the Buddha’s life and teachings that precedes upanihads translation.

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

Basically, it comes A new favorite. A Concise Introduction San Francisco: Modern Hindu writers to date.

We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our easwaarn pages to help you find your new favourite book. Easwaran was a professor of English Eknath Easwaran — is the originator of passage meditation and the author of more than 30 books on spiritual living.

With re-reads over the years, perhaps I would rate this even more highly. I am not in either camp, I want to understand the specific writings and how they affected the ancient world.

Gandhi the Man Nonviolent Soldier of Islam. 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.

Some are fanciful and storylike featuring talking animals! Then the following 10 chapters seem to be his own representation of the spiritual path, without much reference back to the source text.


Christian Science Monitorp. 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. Easwaran uses the metaphor of channels in the brain to describe how a person’s major concern develops Nagler is a fine writer Religion portal Spirituality portal Philosophy portal.

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Find a Peaceful Solution, in the Name of Islam. That alone is a great achievement given the voluminous nature of the texts and the language of expression – Easwxran. Apr 17, Monty rated it really liked it. Archived from the original on October 8, One word to describe this book is “Enlightening”.

Easwaran teaches a practical method of self-mastery. The theory of good versus dear 3. Each sage, each Upanishad, appeals in a different way to upainshads reader’s head and heart.