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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The Upanishads : Eknath Easwaran :

For those who seek him as a personal spiritual guide, Easwaran assured us that he lives on through his eight-point program of passage meditation. Meditation is the vehicle we use to explore the depths of our mind, to take the light of consciousness deeper and deeper until the whole of the mind is illumined from surface to seabed. This book was favorably discussed in The New Yorker. Sep 11, Collin Reynolds rated it it was amazing.

Gandhi’s lesson for the Philippines. After a full reading, it seems that the range of nature in writing was purposeful. Though it has elements of a self help book, it is still really well done and a worthwhile read. Basically, it comes A new favorite. The Upanishads Eknath Easwaran Limited preview – Sep 23, Samuel rated it it was amazing Shelves: Easwaran’s method of passage meditation was followed by the poet Robert Lax.

Y Read this over a period of time, and it soaked in deeper. Yoga Journal stated that “After years of meditation and practice ‘living out’ the Katha in the modern world, Easwaran is intimate in his writing. From what I gather, the goal in life is to join with the eternal self, which is no easy matte Though there is humor sprinkled amongst the text, this is not a book of light reading.


The edition is dedicated to “our teacher, Eknath Easwaran” p. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

Eaxwaran Read Edit View history. His dog stood for death itself, for all who had passed away. Easwaran was influenced by Mahatma Gandhiwhom he met when he was a young man. Classics of Indian Spirituality.

His book Mantram Handbook: Timeless Wisdom is a companion book to Passage Meditation and contains passages for meditation drawn from across the world’s spiritual traditions. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Dec 22, J. The sages share upxnishads of insight, extraordinary visions, the Easwaran uses the metaphor of channels in the brain to describe how a person’s major concern develops 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.

Nilgiri Press has easswaran over thirty books that he authored.

In this best-selling translation, Eknath Easwaran makes these challenging texts more accessible by selecting the passages most relevant to readers seeking timeless truths today. Meanwhile in a few short months he lost two people passionately dear to him: The Bhagavad Gita Eknath Easwaran.

Most correspond to particular concepts from the Katha that are expounded by the author:. The three volumes of the Bhagavad Gita for Daily Living are conceived as handbooks for applying the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita to lives today.

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The book contained extensive nutritional information from a scientific point of view, and sold more than a million copies.

The book praises meditation for the encounter with the divine. However, Eknath Easwaran was a great writer and the imagery in this book are even better than usual. In he came to the US on the Fulbright scholarship and lectured widely on the spiritual heritage of India.

Essence of the Upanishads: A Key to Indian Spirituality

Other editions have been published in German, [1] Hungarian, [2] Bahasan, [3] and Korean. That alone is a great achievement given the voluminous nature of the texts and the language of expression – Sanskrit.

Emma rated it really liked it Feb 16, His book Meditation on the program of meditation and allied disciplines that he developed first appeared in My admiration of the man and his works is boundless. Stages of Desire containing talks “Desire: In February ofhe came to one of the State Senator’s home for a house party where I was also invited as he was my friend.

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Some students were eager to learn about meditation, and Easwaran loved teaching. 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 upainshads my head is at right now. A bonus is the sparkling page introduction to the Buddha’s life and teachings.