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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Great ancient wisdom in a good translation.

The sages share flashes of insight, extraordinary visions, the results of their investigation into consciousness itself. An excellent, very clear, insightful and inspiring presentation of the core teachings of a global spiritual classic. To ask other readers questions about Essence of the Upanishadsplease sign up. 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 kingdom of Death.

I just wished the story that began in the first two lessons would have continued throughout the book. His insights into the use of meditation to overcome the fear of death are comforting, reassuring, invigorating Stages of Desire containing talks “Desire: He read the Upanishads, Patanjali, the Catholic mystics, the Buddhist scriptures, the poetry of the Sufis.

Easwaran’s words have been included in collections of wisdom teachings, such as ones recently published by Chang [59] and Parachin Each point had a dedicated chapter: I was hoping for a detailed description of the Upanishads, this is a very loose description. A Cognitive Perspective 15th upaishads.


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Hinduism Hinduism in the West Indian philosophy Indian upanlshads. Leading leadership development in universities: Lyrical, dramatic, and inspiring, the Katha Upanishad presents the core ideas of Indian mysticism in a mythic story all can relate to — the adventure of a young hero, Nachiketa, who passes into the king Through his interpretation of one important Upanishad, an ancient wisdom text, Eknath Easwaran shows how the ulanishads Indian tradition offers guidance on how to live today.

The making of a teacher: By his example, [Khan] asks what we ourselves, as individuals made from the same stuff as he, are doing to shape history” pp.

The meditation programs that Easwaran created for every stage of life are reaching growing audiences in person and online. Conversations with Eknath Easwaran.

Essence of the Upanishads: A Key to Indian Spirituality

The son questions his father 2. Although primarily quarterly, each of these journals appeared at times on other schedules. Looking for beautiful books? Through daswaran interpretation of one important Upanishad, an ancient wisdom text, Eknath Easwaran shows how the timeless Indian tradition offers guidance on how to live today.

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. A Concise Introduction San Francisco: We use cookies to give you the best possible experience.


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In meditation, he found a deep connection between the wisdom in the passages and the way he conducted himself throughout the day. He briefly describes his meditation practice, but without any formal instruction. Selected pages Title Page. Y Read this over a period of easwran, and it soaked in deeper.

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User Review – Flag as inappropriate Nagler is a fine writer Timeless Wisdom is a companion book to Passage Meditation and contains passages for meditation drawn from across the world’s spiritual traditions. Those descriptions are very good, but unlike the Bhagavad 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.

In religions rituals are perhaps the things that most distance us from the encounter with the divine. Personally, Hinduism catches my attention, because it is the beginning of human spirituality.

Essence of the Upanishads book. In Easwarn of the DhammapadaEaswaran comments on the Dhammapada, sayings attributed to the Buddha himself, presenting it as a guide that gives straightforward teachings about spiritual perseverance, progress, and enlightenment.