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I am not in either camp, I want to understand the specific writings and how they affected the ancient world. Highly recommend this book for those who have begun or trying embark on a journey of meditation.

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See all 40 reviews. Christopher D Wallis Narrated by: That which reveals – tranforms. Words to Live By. His twenty-seven books on meditation and the classics of world mysticism have been translated into twenty-six languages.

Like the texts themselves, they seek a response in our own lives.


The original edition was published by in by Nilgiri Presswhich also published subsequent US editions. He therefore co-relates the spiritual message to the everyday dilemmas faced by ordinary laity and presents the lofty Upanishad as a practical guide. He was chairman of the English department at a major Ekjath university when he came to the United States on a Fulbright fellowship in Different is the ekknath, and different, indeed, is the pleasant.

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This is where it was probably my mistake with the title ‘Essence of We soon realize the outer world has boundaries, but the mind is boundless. Rarely in a lifetime does a new spiritual classic appear that has the power to change people’s lives and transform future generations. This is truly a classic and Eknath Easwaran’s legacy as a great spiritual teacher will live on for generations to come. It is a means to create inner situations exactly the way you want them, turning you into the architect of your own joy.

In this book, he fleshes out the text of one Upanishad, the Katha, to show us how its wisdom can be useful in our everyday lives. Their stories remind us not only of what the scriptures mean but why they matter. Easwaran’s approach to the Katha is both practical and universal.

If you measure success by the quality of your life rather than just by material achievements, then the timeless wisdom of this book will speak directly to your heart and soul. Easwaran grew up in India, learned Sanskrit from a young age, and became a professor of English literature before coming to the West.


Essence of the Upanishads: A Key to Indian Spirituality

Breaking Free from Sloth. Easwaren books are always worth reading. Still, the ideas are so well communicated and impactful this book is easily 5 stars all around and I am grateful the author created it. Psychiatrist Aaron Beck and his colleagues quoted from the commentary portion of the book.

Customers who viewed this item also viewed. There are special meditations that assist with this, but upanishqds are in another book by the author. In this series Book 2. A perfect harmony of both the author and the reader.

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The Sages of Naimishiranya Brilliant as the Sun: We are all connected An excellent, very clear, insightful and inspiring presentation of the core teachings of a global spiritual classic. Indeed it is a guide to discover our true Self. Howevever, this particular way of commentary on Upanishads felt derogatory to me.

He explains key Sanskrit terms like karma and prana, illustrating them through everyday anecdotes and entertaining analogies while placing Indian spirituality into the broader context of world mysticism. I can listen to meditating I can listen to sleeping I can listen to walking meditation I can listen to awake beautiful.

But the insights of the Katha are scattered, hard to understand. This is my first book written by Easwaran.