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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What happens to me when I die? Kelly James Clark I recommend it to anyone who wants to experience the journey of self-discovery.

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He developed a simple, effective eight-point program of passage meditation based on his own spiritual experience. A bonus is the sparkling page introduction to the Buddha’s life and teachings that precedes the translation.

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 upanihads be quite what I thought it was going to be. Jesse rated it it was amazing Jul 30, Classics of Indian Spirituality. An oceanographic vehicle is used to descend deep into the sea, to seek out its secrets easwarna instruments and searchlights.

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Essence of the Upanishads – Wikipedia

Some of the Upanishads are fanciful and metaphysical, while others seem more practical. Transcendence and Mature Thought in Adulthood: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. And all religions in the mystical aspect have much to teach. As we explore our personalities and the factors we think make us “who we are,” meditation removes the illusions and reminds us how to live in the essence of our true Selves.


In religions rituals are perhaps the things that upanishwds distance us from the encounter with the divine. In he founded the Blue Mountain Center of Meditation, which carries on his work with publications and retreats.

The Upanishads [Audiobook on Cassette]. Eknath Easwaran was born in in a village in KeralaIndia. Still leading a full life at the university, Easwaran looked for guidance in this new inner world.

We soon upanishadds the outer world has boundaries, but the mind is boundless. I was hoping for a detailed description of the Upanishads, this is a very loose description.

I couldn’t agree more with the author – reading the Upanishads is such education, essential for every one. We should remember that the text is thousands of years old and has a strong inclination towards flowery, verbose and at times redundant expresssions. As he states of professor William James, the great American psychologist, ‘The faculty of voluntarily bringing back a wandering attention over and over again is the very root of judgement, character and will. For those who seek him as a personal spiritual guide, Easwaran assured us that he lives on through his eight-point program.

Finally he came home one day to find his dog had been killed by a passing truck, and his sense of loss would not subside. The Upanishads Eknath Easwaran. Obama looked at me and said, ‘Aren’t you the woman who gave me the Gandhi book?


User Review – Flag as inappropriate copied from amazon. Though it has elements of a self help book, it is still really well done and a worthwhile read. Feb 17, Victor Negut rated it really liked it Shelves: I go with friends to the eaewaran I am fond of Western and Indian classical music; I like to take the children to the ice cream parlor and the dogs to the beach for a run.

The Upanishads have puzzled and inspired wisdom seekers from Yeats to Schopenhauer. Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days When will my order arrive? A Cognitive Perspective 15th anniv.

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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. Leading leadership development in universities: An adventure in Asian and Australian writing. Easwaran wrote my favorite translation of the Gita, so I was interested in his take on the Upanishads.

Basically, it comes A new favorite. Foreign non-English editions have also been published in several languages. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies.

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