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Essence of the Upanishads Audiobook

Essence of the Upanishads: A Key to Indian Spirituality

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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.

But the insights of the Katha are scattered, hard to understand. Easwaran presents them systematically, and practically, as a way to explore deeper and deeper levels of personality, and to answer the age-old question, “Who am I?”

Easwaran grew up in India, learned Sanskrit from a young age, and became a professor of English literature before coming to the West. His translation of The Upanishads is the best-selling edition in English.

For students of philosophy and of Indian spirituality, and readers of wisdom literature everywhere, Easwaran’s interpretation of this classic helps us in our own quest into the meaning of our lives.

©2009 Blue Mountain Center of Meditation (P)2017 Blue Mountain Center of Meditation

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    "Loved this book"

    This book is a great insight into Hindu culture. The first chapter had me hooked, I also enjoyed the voice of the narrator. The style that the book is written in makes it very easy to understand. I recommend this book and will listen to it again I am sure.

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    Dezza 21/08/2017
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    "Commentry on the Upanishads rather than the story"
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    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. This is where it was probably my mistake with the title 'Essence of...' as the book takes the essence of the teachings and explains them. I only listened to 6 chapters so 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.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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  • simz singh
    02/09/17
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    "So much wisdom."

    Loved it, good narration. Will listen over and over. I have owned it for a couple of months and have listened to it twice already.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • SEED7ROBI
    06/08/17
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    "beautiful will listen to over and over"

    I can listen to meditating I can listen to sleeping I can listen to walking meditation I can listen to awake beautiful. ONENESS RESPECT.🙏

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Kindle Customer
    " this is planet earth"
    23/12/17
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    "It's all connected. We are all connected "

    An excellent, very clear, insightful and inspiring presentation of the core teachings of a global spiritual classic. Highly recommended!

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  • Robbie
    Seattle, WA, United States
    09/12/17
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    "Superbly illuminating,"

    This book was exceptionally illuminating. The narration was dramatic and superbly articulated. I would highly recommend this to those interested in gaining useful knowledge in the Vedic tradition.

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  • Magestic Unicorn
    21/11/17
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    "Awesome "

    This man has a way of explaining the unexplainable in an easy, understandable way that keeps me on the lookout for anything written by him. The narrator has a good voice for this type of material.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • P N Pillai
    Mumbai, India
    12/11/17
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    "Simple Laws of Life "

    to know the explanation of life it's seemingly complex web of repeating thoughts and what death teaches and help us re-establish so we may learn

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  • Ian
    25/09/17
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    "Very worthy investment into self realization "

    All is one; one is all is infinite yet initially appears finite. All is love is self is you and I is one.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Christopher Mulle
    los angeles, ca United States
    04/06/17
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    "One of the greatest scriptures ever given to man"

    Elucidated with broad knowledge. He brings the scripture alive for modern man with humor and eloquent use of language...a true devotee, a jnani. The voice of narration is excellent. Avail yourself!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Anonymous
    02/09/17
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    "All who want to KNOW must read this book."

    Consumed by the words and messages. The best book I've read on the path to eternity.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • blueberryd
    16/02/18
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    "WONDERFUL "

    Wonderful synthesis of one of the Upanishads. Bazely is THE best narrator on audible in my opinion! i’ve already recommended this audiobook to 2 people! Passage Meditation by same author and narrator is my next read.

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