Essence of the Upanishads - A Key to Indian Spirituality (Revised edition of Dialogue with Death, with new series preface and introduction - 19 new pages from transcripts of Easwaran's talks) Easwaran shows how the Katha Upanishad can help us understand our lives today Easwaran takes one of India's classic wisdom texts, the Katha Upanishad, and explains how it embraces all the key ideas of Indian spirituality within the context of a powerful mythic quest - the story of a young hero who ventures into the land of death in search of immortality. Illustrating the insights of the Katha through analogies and everyday examples, Easwaran shows how these ancient teachings help us gain a deeper understanding of our world and ourselves today.
Author: Ravindra Dhaval
Publisher: Dreamstairway Books
Author: Eknath Easwaran
Publisher: Nilgiri Press
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. Widely featured in philosophy courses, the Upanishads have puzzled and inspired wisdom seekers from Yeats to Schopenhauer. Eknath Easwaran makes this challenging text more accessible by selecting the passages most relevant to readers seeking timeless truths today. His accessible, highly readable translation and lively foreword place the teachings in a contemporary context for students and general readers alike.
10 GRT UPANISHADS
Author: Dr Giridhar Boray
Publisher: Yogi Impressions Books Pvt. Limited (India)
Lessons for all humankind from the Upanishads The greatness of the Upanishads lies in the fact that many of the passages appearing in them find mention in the Bhagavad Gita - the very essence of Indian thought and wisdom renowned the world over. Of the 108 Upanishads recognised and accepted as genuine by scholars, these 10 essential Upanishads have been extensively studied and interpreted upon by leading theologians including Mahatma Gandhi, Dr. Radhakrishnan, Rabindranath Tagore and Albert Einstein to name just a few. An invaluable gift to humanity, the teachings contained in the Upanishads are relevant for all time. Since they are often in the form of lectures delivered by a teacher to a student, they inspired the 'Question-Answer' format for this concise book. Easy to read, easier to understand - The 10 Great Upanishads is a must read for those who want to benefit from the lessons the Upanishads have for everyone.
In this companion to his best-selling translation of the Bhagavad Gita, Easwaran explores the essential themes of this much-loved Indian scripture. Placing the Gita in a modern context, Easwaran shows how this classic text sheds light on the nature of reality, the illusion of separateness, the search for identity, and the meaning of yoga. The key message of the Gita is how to resolve our conflicts and live in harmony with the deep unity of life, through the principles of yoga and the practice of meditation. Easwaran grew up in the Hindu tradition and learned Sanskrit from an early age. A foremost translator and interpreter of the Gita, he taught classes on it for forty years, while living out the principles of the Gita in the midst of a busy family and community life. In the Gita, Sri Krishna, the Lord, doesn’t tell the warrior prince Arjuna what to do: he shows Arjuna his choices and then leaves it to Arjuna to decide. Easwaran, too, shows us clearly how these teachings still apply to us – and how, like Arjuna, we must take courage and act wisely if we want our world to thrive.
Author: Vernon Katz, Thomas Egenes
"This is a new translation of the core work of ancient Indian literature, The Upanishads, with a new introduction"--
Author: Juan Mascaró
The Upanishads, The Earliest Of Which Were Composed In Sanskrit Between 8 And 4 Bce By Sages And Poets, Form Part Of The Vedas - The Sacred And Ancient Scriptures That Are The Basis Of The Hindu Religion. Each Upanishad, Or Lesson, Takes Up A Theme Ranging From The Attainment Of Spiritual Bliss To Karma And Rebirth, And Collectively They Are Meditations On Life, Death And Immortality. The Essence Of Their Teachings Is That Truth Can By Reached By Faith Rather Than By Thought, And That The Spirit Of God Is Within Each Of Us - We Need Not Fear Death As We Carry Within Us The Promise Of Eternal Life.
Author: M. P. Pandit
Publisher: Lotus Press
After a general overview of the Upanishads and the role they play in Indian philosophical development, Panditji provides detailed commentaries on some of the major Upanishads, such as the Isha, Kena, Taittiriya, and Brihadaranyaka, following the lead of Sri Aurobindo and Sri T.V. Kapaly Sastry. One of the finest introductions to the Upanishads anywhere.
Why am I here? Is there a purpose to my life? What happens when I die? These deep questions are addressed with clear wisdom, vivid images and memorable stories.
Swami-narayani commentary on the Upanishads.
In this companion to his best-selling translation of The Dhammapada, Eknath Easwaran explains how The Dhammapada is a perfect map for the spiritual journey. Said to be the text closest to the Buddha’s actual words, The Dhammapada is a collection of short teachings that his disciples memorized during his lifetime. Easwaran presents The Dhammapada as a guide to spiritual perseverance, progress, and ultimately enlightenment — a heroic confrontation with life as it really is, with straight answers to our deepest questions. We witness the heartbreak of death, for instance — what does that mean for us? What is love? How does karma work? How do we follow the spiritual life in the midst of work and family? Does nirvana really exist, and if so, what is it like to be illumined? In his interpretation of Buddhist themes, illustrated with stories from the Buddha’s life, Easwaran offers a view of the concept of Right Understanding that is both exhilarating and instructive. He shares his experiences on the spiritual path, giving the advice that only an experienced teacher and practitioner can offer, and urges us to answer for ourselves the Buddha’s call to nirvana — that mysterious, enduring state of wisdom, joy, and peace.
The Yoga Tattwa Upanishad, an ancient treatise on early yogic practices leading to higher meditation, is one of twenty Yoga Upanishads. There is no known commentary on it and there has been no published English translation for over 100 years. There are 142 verses translated from Sanskrit into English. A separate translation of each word or short phrase is also given. Many important topics are dealt with, such as mantra yoga, laya yoga, hatha yoga, raja yoga, which include the philosophy, systems and practices of yoga. The text also discusses the five tattwas, or elements of creation: earth, water, fire, air and ether, and provides detailed instructions on how to meditate upon and realise these elements and their associated powers. Swami Satyadharma, a world-renowned teacher of yogic meditation and allied philosophies, has also written the commentary on the Yoga Chudamani Upanishad, available on Amazon. Born in Connecticut USA, she lived in India for over 30 years imbibing the traditional yogic teachings, and becoming Director of the Department of Undergraduate Studies at Bihar Yoga Bharati. Ruth Perini (Srimukti) is a Sanskrit scholar, linguist and yoga teacher.
Conquest of Mind
Author: Eknath Easwaran
Publisher: Nilgiri Press
Combines meditation practice with day-to-day mindfulness to help readers conquer unwanted thoughts and choose more wisely. By the author of Meditation and Timeless Wisdom. Original.