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Eknath Easwaran (December 17, – October 26, ) was an Indian-born spiritual Easwaran’s translations of the Bhagavad Gita, the Upanishads, and the Dhammapada (see article) have been critically acclaimed. Religion scholar. Essence of the Upanishads is a translation and commentary on the Katha Upanishad, an ancient Indian scripture. Written by Eknath Easwaran, the book was. Easwaran’s best-selling translation of the ancient wisdom texts called the Upanishads is reliable, readable, and the Upanishads, illumined sages.

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Renewal [17] [18] is a pocket book of short readings on themes such as loving relationships, raising children, living simply, and aging wisely; Patiencethe second in the pocket book series, shows how to cultivate Patience — “the ornament of the brave” — at any age.

The Upanishads have puzzled and inspired wisdom seekers from Yeats to Schopenhauer. I just wished the story that The book starts with a story from Katha Upanishad about Nachiketa and continues with the author’s elaboration on the essence of Upanishad. The book describes these attributes and proposes how one can go about deciding against the temptations of life and pursuing the true self. I just wished the story that began in the first aeswaran lessons would have continued throughout the book.

In religions rituals are perhaps the things that most distance us from the encounter with the divine. For those who seek him as a personal spiritual guide, Easwaran assured us that he lives on through his eight-point program. Gordon Melton, Religious leaders of America: His first major work was his 3-volume commentary eknah the Bhagavad Gita, the Bhagavad Gita for Daily Livingthe first volume exswaran which was upanishass in and the last in 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.


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His Indian heritage, literary gifts, and spiritual sensibilities Timeless Wisdom is a companion book to Passage Meditation and contains passages for meditation drawn from across the world’s spiritual traditions. Apr 17, Cris Walrath rated it it was amazing. Shirer book review “. IndiaUnited States.

His class on the theory and practice of meditation at UC Berkeley is believed to be the first accredited course on meditation at any Western university. Outside of the Easwarab, Easwaran’s life and teachings were profiled, along with those of a variety of other spiritual teachers, in a book published in India entitled Meditation Masters and their Insights.

In he founded Ramagiri Ashram as a community of dedicated followers in Marin County. And admittedly, there’s not a lot to the story, so what we got in the first two chapters was basically easwaan plot. The book views the key message of the Gita as how to resolve our conflicts and live in harmony with the deep unity of life, through the practice of meditation and spiritual disciplines.

Easwaran’s books, initially written in English, have also been translated into more than 20 other easwraan, and published in non-US editions by indigenous non-US publishers.

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My experience of integrating management wknath spirituality. 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?

But it is Easwaran’s understanding of the wisdom of the Upanishads that makes this edition truly outstanding. Young people, idealism — and drugs. I recommend it to anyone who wants to experience the journey of self-discovery.

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Views Read Edit View history. Classics of Indian Spirituality. Religion portal Spirituality portal Philosophy portal. The Upanishads Eknath Easwaran. 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 timeless Indian tradition offers guidance on how to live today.


Sussman Limited preview – Lists with This Book. Easwaran as a Teacher In upanishds introduction to one of his key books, Easwaran described his approach as a teacher.

A bonus is the sparkling page introduction to the Buddha’s life and teachings. Nilgiri Press- Religion – pages. Personally, Hinduism catches my attention, because it is the beginning of human spirituality.

I go with friends to the theater; I am fond of Western and Indian classical music; I like to take the children to the ice cream parlor and the dogs to the beach for a run. Other editions have been published in German, [1] Hungarian, [2] Bahasan, [3] and Korean. He is a recognized authority on the Indian spiritual classics. His book Passage Meditation originally titled Meditation has sold overcopies since it was first published in Aug 05, Prade rated it it was amazing.

That alone is a great achievement given the voluminous nature of the texts and the language of expression – Sanskrit. One of the single best analyses of Indian thought and scripture.

Preview — Essence of the Upanishads by Eknath Easwaran. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

The power of the Katha Upanishad lies not only in the relatable story with the young herobut also in the content, which continues to ring true today, thousands of years after the story was told.

In meditation, he found a deep connection between the wisdom in the passages and the way he conducted himself throughout the day.