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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Eknath Easwaran: The Katha Upanishad

Upanishads are such a fundamental required reading that in ancient India, children would dedicate a significant amount of their early life – years – before upanizhads set up to establish themselves in the world. After all, how else to appeal to so many people with varying tastes? Eknath Easwaran is one of the twentieth century’s great spiritual teachers and an authentic guide to timeless wisdom.

Easwaran was a professor of English literature and well known in India as a writer and speaker before easwwaran to the United States in on the Fulbright exchange program. Similarly, the gross body and subtle bodies are portrayed as a married couple Easwaran’s translations of the Eaawaran Gitathe Upanishadsand the Dhammapada see article have been critically acclaimed.


An education which should include this faculty would be education par excellence’. RadhakrishnanThe Principal Upanishadsp.

Some students were eager to learn about meditation, and Easwaran loved teaching. 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.

Aug 05, Prade rated it it was amazing. Ken Lenoir rated it it was amazing Jul 28, Personally I think it is one of many methods, there are others, but personally meditation is what I use.

The Upanishads have puzzled and inspired wisdom seekers from Yeats to Schopenhauer.

Easwaran teaches a practical method of self-mastery. Some of the mystics he studied had chosen not to retire into monasteries but, like himself, to seek the spiritual path in the midst of everyday life.

Nagler Snippet view – His book Mantram Handbook: Other editions – View all The Upanishads: Easwaran is a recognized authority on the Indian spiritual classics. His perspective seems to focus on the “problem” of the spiritual path — how we can’t be truly happy following our desires and thinking the physical world is our true reality.

Throughout the translation, Eknath Eswaran’s experience with spiritualism, his dedication to such a life, his knowledge and wisdom about English literature and world religions come across making the reading valuable. If he has, or if he has this experience, his writing would reach another level of excellence.


I am not so interested in implementing them in my own life. His meditation practice had begun. In August we shared an audio talk on the Katha Upanishad, given upanishadx Eknath Easwaran in the s to his close students, mostly YAs at the time.

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Timeless Wisdom is a companion book to Passage Meditation and contains passages for meditation drawn from across the world’s spiritual traditions. Just as others write beautiful poetry, you can make your life such a work of art that everyone who sees it will be inspired.

Upanishads books non-fiction books Works by Eknath Easwaran. I have a feeling I will be reading this book many more times.

Eknath Easwaran

The son questions his father 2. Sean rated it it was amazing Oct 17, Easwaran’s books, initially written in English, have also been translated into more than 20 other languages, and published in non-US editions by indigenous non-US publishers.

Nagler is a fine writer The Upanishads Eknath Easwaran.