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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I have a feeling I will be reading this book many more times. The parable of the chariot 5. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. From what I gather, the goal in life is to join with the eternal self, which is no easy matter since there is ego, mind, earthly pleasures and more that serve to get us off course.

This is such a book. Yoga International stated that the author “often personifies philosophical and spiritual principles, thus removing them from the realm of the abstract.

Essence of the Upanishads : A Key to Indian Spirituality

The Upanishads are probably the oldest body of wisdom literature in the world This is not what I expected. User Review – Flag as inappropriate “None else can know the omnipresent Self, whose glory sweeps away the rituals of the priest and the prowess of the warrior and puts death itself to death. A good writer and a good spiritual book to be read over and over; as is the Bhagavad Gita. Then the following 10 chapters seem enath be his own representation of the spiritual path, without much reference back to the source text.

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The King of Death tests his resolve, but the teenager stands firm, demanding answers to the age-old questions, What is the purpose of life?

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. The King of Death tests his resolve, but the teenager stands firm, demanding answers to the age-old questions, “What is the purpose of life? 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. The Law of Attraction: The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali By: 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.

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. As the title suggests, this volume distills and illuminates the universal meaning of what are the most penetrating spiritual texts created in any human civilisation – the Upanishads.

His insights into the use of meditation to overcome the fear of death are comforting, reassuring, invigorating Learn more about Amazon Giveaway.

The Yoga of Truth. His twenty-seven books on meditation and the classics of world mysticism have been translated into twenty-six languages.

This classic Buddhist scripture is a collection of vivid, practical verses gathered from direct disciples who wanted to preserve what they had heard from the Buddha himself. Oct 05, Pinar rated it really liked it Shelves: Some are fanciful and storylike featuring talking animals!

Audible Audiobook Verified Purchase. Ratings and Reviews 0 1 star ratings 0 reviews. The narrator has a good voice for this type of material. English Choose a language for shopping. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Showing of 40 reviews. Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev Length: Get to Know Us. Wonderful synthesis of one of the Upanishads. And this was given to her in the words and writings of the Swami Vivekananda. I would highly recommend this to those interested in gaining useful knowledge in the Vedic tradition.


This is writen by a man who was born in the Eastern philosphy culture but understand the dificulty others from the West would have with the original text symbolism, identities, etc.

Essence of the Upanishads

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It doesn’t reproduce the Upanishads to any degree but passes on the messages beautifully. A gifted teacher, he was able to anticipate the problems that Western readers have with the concepts underlying Indian spirituality, and to explain them in fresh, contemporary, and profoundly simple ways.

There are special meditations that assist with this, but these are in another book by the author. Start reading Essence of the Upanishads on your Kindle in under a minute.

I read and it truly is one of the greatest books I have encountered.

The original edition was published by in by Nilgiri Presswhich also published subsequent US editions. Essence of the Upanishads: The translation is described as “made particularly for use in meditation ” [13] see the author’s method of Passage Meditation. Sep 23, Aarti Iyer rated it it was amazing.