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"The Upanishads" by Eknath Easwaran
𝕿𝖍𝖊 𝖀𝖕𝖆𝖓𝖎𝖘𝖍𝖆𝖉𝖘 offers the taste of the good nectar of ancient Indian spirituality. The Principal 𝖀𝖕𝖆𝖓𝖎𝖘𝖍𝖆𝖉𝖘 includes an overview of the cultural and historical setting, with chapter introductions, notes, and a Sanskrit glossary. But it is Easwaran’s understanding of the wisdom of the Upanishads, and their relevance to the modern reader, that makes this edition truly outstanding. ➥ Easwaran's 22-page introduction places 𝕿𝖍𝖊 𝖀𝖕𝖆𝖓𝖎𝖘𝖍𝖆𝖉𝖘 in its setting, and brings out the 𝚞𝚗𝚒𝚟𝚎𝚛𝚜𝚊𝚕𝚒𝚝𝚢 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚝𝚒𝚖𝚎𝚕𝚎𝚜𝚜𝚗𝚎𝚜𝚜 of its teachings. Chapter introductions clarify key concepts, and notes and a glossary explain Sanskrit slokas. ✤ 𝗔𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗔𝘂𝘁𝗵𝗼𝗿 ✤ Easwaran grew up in the Hindu tradition in India, and learned Sanskrit from a young age. He was a professor of English literature and he was recognized as an authority on the Indian classics and world mysticism. ✱ 𝗜𝗻𝘁𝗿𝗼𝗱𝘂𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 ✱ In the Upanishads, illumined sages share flashes of insight, the results of their investigation into consciousness itself. In extraordinary visions, they experience directly a transcendent Reality which is the essence, or Self, of each created being. They teach that each of us, each Self, is eternal, deathless, one with the power that created the universe. Each sage, each Upanishad, appeals in different ways to the reader’s head and heart. As Easwaran writes, “The Upanishads belong not just to Hinduism. They are India’s most precious legacy to humanity, and in that spirit they are offered here.” Easwaran shows the Gita’s relevance to us today as we strive, like Arjuna, to do what is right.
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scripture, spirituality, soul awakening
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