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The author, which one I’m not sure, makes powerful and deep revelations and simultaneously misses deeper perceptions.

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Ir would hard to believe anyone, with eve nthe slightest appropriate mindset, would upqnishads profit from reading this book. I got this book wanting to listen to the Upanishads – It starts off with the story and gives interpretation which is useful, however the interpretation then seemed to take up the majority of sections rather than focusing on the story. Different is the good, and different, indeed, is the pleasant.

Lyrical, dramatic, aeswaran 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.

A good book on its own; as well as a companion book to his Upanishads book. Jorge Barrios rated it it was ok Jun 03, You choose the passages that appeal to you, so this universal method stays fresh and inspiring, prompting you to live out your highest ideals.


But the insights easwarab the Katha are scattered, hard to understand.

Beautiful book Very deep beautiful book beautifully narrated full upanisahds spiritual insights very easy to understand but hard to apply. The nature of Atman, need for ethics and the hierarchy of Reality 4. But the insights of the Katha are scattered, hard to understand.

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But most of all it risks giving you a deeper, more positive understanding of just what death is really all about, debunking it of the misconceptions heaped upon it over the centuries. The dialogue that follows constitutes the entire Katha Upanishad and allows Easwaran to explain to us, along the way, life’s great questions in the light of Indian spirituality.

The bulk of it is a monologue by Death, rather along the lines of Krishna’s teachings in the Bhagavad Gita. I understand why the author did this, but would have preferred a less comparative approach and a stricter focus on the title content.

Rich Elgin rated it it was amazing Nov 12, Anecdotal, entertaining, challenging, inspiring narration of a journey every human being should know about and take upon. The Law of Attraction: Living with the Himalayan Masters By: What They Don’t Want You to know. I have a feeling I will be reading this book many more times.

God Makes the Rivers to Flow. His translation of The Upanishads is the best-selling edition in English. The book is not necessarily structured in easwaraan same way but nonetheless the themes are definitely retained.



We soon realize the outer world has boundaries, but the mind is boundless. I only listened to 6 chapters easwqran cannot comment on the book as a whole but as I wanted to hear the original teachings I will seek another source and this book was not for me.

Feeling trapped by unwanted thoughts and emotions can seem an inevitable part of life. One of the best books I have read. These two, with different purposes, bind a man.

His twenty-seven books on meditation and the upannishads of world mysticism have been translated into twenty-six languages.

Publisher’s Summary The Katha Upanishad embraces the key ideas of Indian mysticism in a mythic story we can all relate to — the quest of a young hero, Nachiketa, who ventures into the land of death in search of immortality. This is my first book written by Easwaran.

Essence of the Upanishads: A Key to Indian Spirituality

Commentry on the Upanishads rather than the story Any additional comments? Other editions – View all Essence of the Upanishads: After a full reading, it seems that the range of nature in writing was purposeful.

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