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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Essence of the Upanishads: A Key to Indian Spirituality by Eknath Easwaran

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.

Easwaran’s program for spiritual growth consists of eight points, and is described comprehensively in his book Passage Meditation — A Complete Spiritual Practice originally published in as Meditation. Every moment, whether you see it or not, you have a choice of two alternatives in what you do, say and think.

Different is the good, and different, indeed, is the pleasant. Nov 02, Aran Chandran easwarsn it it was amazing. Obama looked at me and said, ‘Aren’t you the woman who gave me the Gandhi book? I have read other works of Eknath Easwaran and have found his writings so lucid that explains complex concepts in an exceptionally simple way.


With re-reads over the years, perhaps I would rate this even more highly. Find a Peaceful Solution, in the Name of Islam. Essence of the Upanishads: User Review – Flag as inappropriate copied from amazon.

Nagler Snippet view – upanishaads You might be wondering why I would rate such an epic collection of works, a basis for the Hindu and other South-Asian spiritual teachings, as a 4-star vs a 5-star review????

Eknath Easwaran

Patients respond well to this metaphor. Archived copy as title Pages to import images to Wikidata. My experience of integrating management and spirituality.

Thousands of people upaniehads all ages and backgrounds now follow this program all around the world. The Further Reaches of Adult Hinduism portal Indian religions portal India portal Spirituality portal. Easwaran was a professor of English literature and well known in India as a writer and speaker before coming to the United States in on the Fulbright exchange program.

The third edition includes a previously unpublished introduction [14] in which the author states:. The Best Books of I couldn’t agree more with the author – reading the Upanishads is such education, essential for every one.

Essence of the Upanishads: A Key to Indian Spirituality

What a Great Four Years! May 09, Kreeti Shakya rated it liked it. People choose to relate to him today in various ways: His books have also been translated into Chinese PRC.


Some of the Upanishads are fanciful and metaphysical, while others seem more practical. His meditation practice had begun. But perhaps I need a teacher that can explain it better.

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His book Passage Meditation originally titled Meditation has sold overcopies since it was first published in Book ratings by Goodreads. They teach that each of us, each Self, is eternal, deathless, one with the power that created the universe.

Words to Live By [20] is a set of daily readings with Easwaran’s commentary on applying the reading upanishadss daily life. Pleased, the Ypanishads of Death begins.

When he came to New Hampshire, I gave him a book with a personal note wishing him success. Account Options Sign in. His book Strength in the Storm [15] is an introduction to The Mantram, containing many stories and practical examples to help the reader learn how eswaran harness the inner resources for dealing with challenges in daily living.

In addition to his Bhagavad Gita, he found passages for meditation from every major spiritual tradition. He met his wife Christine at one of these talks.

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