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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There are special meditations that assist with this, but these are in another book by the author. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Timeless Wisdom is a companion book to Passage Meditation and contains passages for meditation drawn from across the world’s spiritual traditions.

Cook-Greuter Limited preview – Realize you are perfect now and here. Upanishads books non-fiction books Works by Eknath Easwaran.

Preview — Essence of the Upanishads by Eknath Easwaran. To Love is To Know Me [23] gives a global view, describing what individual readers can do to make a difference in the world today, and ends with a description of bhakti yoga, the path of devotions. The book is not necessarily structured in the same way but nonetheless the themes are definitely retained. Gandhi the Man [24] traces how Mohandas Gandhi transformed himself into one of the world’s great spiritual leaders.

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Easwaran’s written works may be grouped into several major categories—primarily books, but also articles in newspapers and other periodicals. For Easwaran, the Upanishads are part of India’s precious legacy, not just to Hinduism but to easwarab, and in that spirit they are offered here. Each sage, each Upanishad, appeals in a different way to the reader’s head and heart.


But it is Easwaran’s understanding of the wisdom of the Upanishads that makes this edition truly outstanding. And all religions in the mystical aspect have much to teach. His meditation practice upanisyads begun. This book includes an overview of the cultural and eadwaran setting, with chapter introductions, notes, and a Sanskrit glossary.

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.

So I gave this 4 rather than 5 stars.

Those descriptions are very good, but unlike the Raswaran Gita, which is more intelligible though still poetic and in need of translationit’s harder to parse given where my head is at right now. MillerSusanne R. Die Essenz der Upanischaden: Paperbackpages. Hinduism Hinduism in the West Indian philosophy Indian religions.

Essence of the Upanishads: A Key to Indian Spirituality

Yoga International stated that the author “often personifies philosophical and spiritual principles, thus removing them from the realm of the abstract. Some passages are, while others aren’t. Atman exists, the t Exceptionally simple! See also the biography of Easwaran posted at his publisher’s website accessed 1 September The theory of Atman, Oneness and Plurality 5. Nilgiri Press- Religion – pages.


Sussman Limited preview – He developed a simple, effective eight-point program of passage meditation based on his own spiritual experience. He set up a publishing activity, Nilgiri Press, which printed his first book Gandhi The Mantelling the story of Gandhi as a spiritual as well as waswaran political leader.

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. He read the Upanishads, Patanjali, the Catholic mystics, the Buddhist scriptures, the poetry of the Sufis.

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Archived from the original on Sep 11, Collin Reynolds rated it it was amazing. A gifted teacher, he moved from education for degrees to education for living, and gave talks on meditation and spiritual living for 40 years. Nagler Snippet view – Nagler Snippet view – In extraordinary visions, they have direct experience of a transcendent Reality which is the essence, or Self, of each created being.

Easwaran lived what he taught, giving him lasting appeal as a spiritual teacher and author of deep insight and warmth.

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.