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

He does a wonderful job without trying to “convert” and one can safely say the ideas in this are universal to all religions. 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. He read the Upanishads, Patanjali, the Catholic mystics, the Buddhist scriptures, the poetry of the Sufis.

After a full reading, it seems that the range of nature in writing was purposeful. A gifted teacher, he moved from education for degrees to education for living, and gave talks on meditation and spiritual living for 40 years.

Easwarsn was a professor of English literature and well known in India as a writer and speaker before coming to the United States in on the Fulbright exchange program. What is life for? Tue book brings out the essence of Katha Upanishad, one of the primary Upanishads eknatb the most read one.


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Paperbackpages. I have to lick my finger every time to do it. About Eknath Easwaran Eknath Thhe was an Indian author, spiritual teacher, translator and interpreter of Indian literature. His perspective seems to focus on the “problem” of the spiritual path — how we can’t be truly happy following ou This is a good book, but didn’t seem to be quite what I thought it was going to be.

There is a vast world waiting within the mind, and time and space have very little meaning in its realms.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. In the midst of a successful career he found himself haunted by age-old questions: I 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 Upanishads can guide the reader in all aspects of life. Trivia About Essence of the Up This title includes an overview of the cultural and historical setting, with chapter introductions, notes, and a Sanskrit glossary.

In he founded the Blue Mountain Center of Meditation, a nonprofit organization that publishes his books, videos, and audio talks, and offers retreats and online programs. His book Passage Meditation originally titled Meditation has sold overcopies since it was first published in 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.

At the end of the book is the complete I assume? I am not so interested in implementing them in my own life. Some of his other notable books are: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. All in all, the book is a good read – simple to understand and filled with humor and metaphors. To ask other readers questions about Essence of the Upanishadsplease sign up.


One of the single best analyses of Indian thought and scripture.

His dog stood for death itself, for all who had passed away. Easwaran understands the relevance of the Upanishads to the modern reader. Eknath Easwaran is one of the twentieth century’s great spiritual teachers and an authentic guide to timeless wisdom. Lyrical, dramatic, and inspiring, the Fhe 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.

I was hoping for a detailed description of easswaran Upanishads, this is a very loose description.

Easwaran is a recognized authority on the Indian spiritual classics. Unlike the Vedas, hhe are about religious rites and practices, the Upanishads discuss only fundamental questions. Sundar Nadimpalli Certified Buyer 9 Jul, So when a person dies, the self continues and typically joins with a new body around the time of its birth.

Sep 11, Collin Reynolds rated it it was amazing.