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 book is written in captivating prose and gives a high-level but sufficiently detailed overview of the wisdom contained in the upanishqds Principal Upanishads. One of the best books I have read. Personally I think it is one of many methods, there are others, but personally meditation is what I use.

Easwaran goes through the story of the Katha Upanishad in the first two chapters, with commentary and spiritual interpretation, which is more or less what I expected. A gifted teacher, he moved from education for degrees to education for living, and gave talks on meditation and spiritual living for 40 years.

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

Through his interpretation of one important Upanishad, an ancient wisdom text, Eknath Easwaran shows how the timeless Indian tradition offers guidance on how to live today. Atman exists, the theory of Yoga and the essence of Vedas 4. I thought the problem was with my hands, but I can easily turn the pages of other books and why not this book!

The Spiritual Psychology of the Katha Upanishad”. Jul 04, Ash rated it it was amazing.

So when a person dies, the self continues and typically joins with a new body around the time of upanishds birth. Amazingly, man found out the answer and had the vision and genorosity to share such findings in the Upanishads. Throughout the translation, Eknath Eswaran’s experience with spiritualism, his dedication to such a life, his knowledge and wisdom about English literature and world religions come across making the reading valuable.


Essence of the Upanishads: A Key to Indian Spirituality

His book Passage Meditation originally titled Meditation has sold overcopies since it was first published in Though it has elements of a self help book, it is still really well done and a worthwhile read. This book includes an overview of the cultural and historical setting, with chapter introductions, notes, and a Sanskrit glossary.

This book includes an overview of the cultural and historical setting, with chapter introductions, notes, and a Sanskrit glossary. The book describes these attributes and proposes how one can go about deciding against the temptations of life and pursuing the true self.

Sep 22, Juan Rivera rated it really liked it Shelves: Feb 17, Victor Negut rated it really liked it Shelves: Thousands of people of all ages and backgrounds now follow this program all around the world. His books on meditation, spiritual living, and the classics of world mysticism have been translated into twenty-six languages. With re-reads over the years, perhaps I would rate this even more highly. Nagler Snippet view – I find it hard to turn the pages of this book. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

The majority of the book is a commentary on the Katha Upanishaddivided into 12 chapters in two major parts entitled “Dialogue With Death” and “The Journey Through Consciousness. This book is pirated at least the one I got. Eknath Easwaran — is the originator of passage meditation and the author of more than 30 books on spiritual living. I have to lick my finger every time to do it. These two, with different purposes, bind a man.


I was hoping for a detailed description of the Upanishads, this is a very loose description. After all, how else to appeal to upanishadd many people with varying tastes?

Apr 17, Cris Walrath rated it it was amazing. There are in total a know Upanishads many more have been lost in timethat were composed eknatu a period ranging between BC and BC.

Dec 18, Jason rated it it was amazing. Archived copy as title Pages to import images to Wikidata.

Easwaran understands the relevance of the Upanishads to the modern reader. Views Read Edit View history. Trivia About Essence of the Up I made a small yet significant gain last week when I started going against the eknarh of procrastination and taking care of some things that I had been putting off.

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 upanishwds of Death. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Y Read this over a period of time, and it soaked in deeper. Fknath, 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.