Essence of the Upanishads is a translation and commentary on the Katha Upanishad, an ancient Indian scripture. Written by Eknath Easwaran, the book was. In this best-selling translation, Eknath Easwaran makes these For Easwaran, the Upanishads are part of India’s precious legacy, not just to. 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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The Upanishads, by Eknath Easwaran, is a reliable and inspiring translation of the ancient Indian wisdom texts. Enlightened sages share flashes of insight in the Upanishads – the results of their inquiry into consciousness itself. This title includes an overview of the cultural and historical setting, with chapter introductions, notes, and a Sanskrit glossary.

Easwaran understands the relevance of the Upanishads to the modern reader. Each Upanishad appeals in different ways to different reader. Eknath Easwaran was an Indian author, spiritual teacher, translator thw interpreter of Indian literature. Some of his other notable books are: Certified BuyerNoida. Certified BuyerGuwahati. Certified BuyerMohali. Certified BuyerAllahabad. Certified BuyerVasco Da Gama.

Usually delivered in days? Only for plus members Get exciting benefits. Summary of the Book Enlightened sages share flashes of insight in the Upanishads – the results of their inquiry into consciousness itself. About Eknath Easwaran Eknath Easwaran was an Indian author, spiritual teacher, translator and interpreter upaniishads Indian literature. Add 3 Items to Cart. Upanishads – This is a great introductory book for a reader new to the spiritual philosophies of the Upanishads.


The book is written in captivating prose and gives a high-level but sufficiently detailed overview of the wisdom contained in the 11 Principal Upanishads. There are in total a know Upanishads many more have been lost in timethat were composed eaaswaran a period ranging between BC and BC.

The book is not a literal translation of the original Upanishads, it’s more like the presentation of different concepts from different Upanishads in form of a summary in pages. Short and precise, the book tries to lay down the core essence of the Upanishads. The author achieves a bit but much more could have been done. Books by Sri Aurobindo on same subjects are a much better read and really brings forth the essence and vitality of Vedas.

The Upanishads: (Classics of Indian Spirituality) – Eknath Easwaran – Google Books

Go for Sri Aurobindo’s explanations, essays upnishads a The book is well written. I am right now in my first reading of the book and I already feel that this book will need a few more readings to begin understanding the concepts of Self, Love, Life and how Upanishads can guide the reader in all aspects of life. The verses written in the book feel difficult to make sense but I am hoping the accompanying text will help me understanding them.

Will update this review after I am jpanishads with the book. Sundar Nadimpalli Certified Buyer 9 Jul, This book is pirated at least the one I got.

Pages misplaced, the quality of paper. Would have enjoyed it much more if I didn’t had to find the right page every few minutes.


The upanishhads has done a good job and its indeed an impressive reading, but I have an issue with the paper quality. I find it hard to turn the pages of this book.

I could not do it with ease.

Essence of the Upanishads: A Key to Indian Spirituality

I have to lick my finger every time to do it. I easwarxn the problem was with my hands, but I can easily turn the pages of other books and why not this book!

Vinoth Kumar 20 Mar, For better reading, you can go for kathopanishad by osho, and principal upanishads by S Radhakrishnan.

Go for it if you need a very precise and lucid introduction to the Upanishads. The author has done justice and needs a lot of appreciation to bring the truth of Upanishads Unlike other translations, which is purely literal, Eknath summarizes his learnings, provides metaphors and explain this deep and complicated concept in a fairly simple fashion. This book will motivate you to explore further on the benefits on meditation, make you introspect on the course your life is taking and daswaran you question yourself.

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