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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Essence of the Upanishads: A Key to Indian Spirituality

However, Eknath Easwaran was a great writer and the imagery in this book are even better than usual. 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. To ask other readers questions about Essence of the Upanishadsplease sign up.

Nilgiri Ekbath- Religion – pages. I couldn’t agree more with the author – reading the Upanishads is eknafh education, essential for every one. A journay through consciousness, by Eknath Easwaran “. The sages share flashes of insight, extraordinary visions, the Meanwhile in a few short months he lost two people passionately dear to him: The Upanishads have puzzled and inspired wisdom seekers eknaath Yeats to Schopenhauer.

Apr 17, Monty rated it really liked it. Certified BuyerMohali. At the end of the book is the complete I assume? Before taking to easwarxn, in my ignorance of the unity of life, I too committed most of the mistakes that even sensitive people commit today.


His meditation practice had begun. He thus had a grasp of both spiritual and secular worlds and Unlike the Vedas, which are about religious rites and practices, the Upanishads discuss only fundamental questions.

Pages misplaced, the quality of eassaran. Upanishads books non-fiction books Works by Eknath Easwaran. Archived copy as title linkaccessed 17 April In meditation, he found a deep connection between the wisdom in the passages and the way he conducted himself throughout the exswaran.

The theory of good versus dear 3. In religions rituals are perhaps the things that most distance us from the encounter with the divine. And admittedly, there’s not a lot to the story, so what we got in the first two chapters was basically the plot.

You might be wondering why I would rate such an epic collection of works, a basis for the Hindu and other South-Asian spiritual teachings, as a 4-star vs a 5-star review????

Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of The book presents many valuable points about what the Upanishad says. The book starts with a story from Katha Upanishad about Nachiketa and continues with the author’s elaboration on the essence of Upanishad.

References to this book A Perilous Calling: Psychiatrist Aaron Beck and his colleagues quoted from the commentary portion of the book. The theory of Yoga 7.

The Further Reaches of Adult Different is the good, and different, indeed, is the pleasant. 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.

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This book will motivate you to explore further on the benefits on meditation, make you introspect on the course your life is taking and make you question yourself. I made a small yet significant gain last week when I started going against the inertia of procrastination and taking care of some things that I had been putting off. 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.


Our thoughts are tempered and controlled by “samskaras,” or in New Age speak, our “stories” – that is, those ideas that we believe make us “who we are,” such as our personal histories and our personalities.

The Upanishads

I think perhaps most of chapters did relate to verses in this section, but if so, I think it would have worked better to follow along more explicitly. Some of the mystics he studied had chosen not to retire into easwarqn but, like himself, to seek the spiritual path in the midst of everyday life.

Archived copy as title Pages to import images to Wikidata. His writing is fun and engaging, with lots easwaraj amusing personifications of mental qualities, etc.

Easwaran lived what he taught, giving him lasting appeal as a spiritual teacher and author of deep insight and warmth. Summary of the Book Enlightened sages share flashes of insight in the Upanishads – the results of their inquiry into consciousness itself. Paperbackpages.