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The Upanishads By Max Müller
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The Upanishads,Part 1 of 2. Chandogya Upanishad, Talavakara Upanishad, Aitareya Upanishad,Kausitaki Upanishad, Vajasaneyi Upanishad. This books is the first volume on the series of the Sacred Books... More > of the East that was originally published by Oxford, Clarendon Press 1879. Translated by Max Müller who is one of the founders of the western academic field of Indian studies and the discipline of comparative religion. Müller wrote both scholarly and popular works on the subject of Indology, a discipline he introduced to the British reading public, and the Sacred Books of the East.< Less
The Upanishads By Swami Paramananda
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The Upanishads represent the loftiest heights of ancient Indo-Aryan thought and culture. They form the wisdom portion or Gnana-Kanda of the Vedas, as contrasted with the Karma-Kanda or sacrificial... More > portion. In each of the four great Vedas—known as Rik, Yajur, Sama and Atharva—there is a large portion which deals predominantly with rituals and ceremonials, and which has for its aim to show man how by the path of right action he may prepare himself for higher attainment. Following this in each Veda is another portion called the Upanishad, which deals wholly with the essentials of philosophic discrimination and ultimate spiritual vision. For this reason the Upanishads are known as the Vedanta, that is, the end or final goal of wisdom (Veda, wisdom; anta, end). The name Upanishad has been variously interpreted. Many claim that it is a compound Sanskrit word Upa-ni-shad, signifying "sitting at the feet or in the presence of a teacher"; while according to other authorities it means "to shatter" or "to destroy"...< Less
Upanishad By R SK
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Mandukya Upanishad By Janki Parikh
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The Upanishads are a collection of texts which contain the central philosophical concepts of Hinduism. They explore the concepts of Brahman (Ultimate Reality) and Atman (Soul, Self), which are the... More > spiritual core of Hinduism. The Mandukya Upanishad is among the most widely read, studied, and celebrated Upanishads. Within the nutshell of twelve verses, it packs the entire wisdom of all the Upanishads! The importance of the Mandukya is supposed to have been revealed by Lord Rama himself in the Muktika Canon, where he says to his devotee, Hanuman: “For the liberation of the aspirant, the Mandukya is enough!" What tribute could be greater than this! Continue your journey into the world of Upanishads with the Mundaka Upanishad. This is a journey of self-realization from which there is no turning back!< Less
Kena Upanishad By Janki Parikh
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The Upanishads are a collection of texts which contain the central philosophical concepts of Hinduism. They explore the concepts of Brahman (Ultimate Reality) and Atman (Soul, Self), which are the... More > spiritual core of Hinduism. The Kena Upanishad is a short and significant Primary Upanishad, embedded in the Samaveda. All Upanishads discuss the concepts of Brahman and Atman, but the Kena is especially celebrated for its remarkable discussion of Brahman in two distinct ways – first as the Unmanifest Absolute with no attributes, and second imagined as Manifest with a form and with attributes! Because it covers the central idea of Brahman in such depth and breadth, the Kena Upanishad is celebrated for being a treatise on "purely conceptual knowledge". This has made it a foundational scripture to Vedanta school of Hinduism. Continue your journey into the world of Upanishads with the majestic Kena Upanishad. Remember this is a journey of self-realization from which there is no turning back!< Less
Katha Upanishad By Janki Parikh
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The Upanishads are a collection of texts which contain the central philosophical concepts of Hinduism. They explore the concepts of Brahman (Ultimate Reality) and Atman (Soul, Self), which are the... More > spiritual core of Hinduism. The Katha Upanishad is among the most widely studied Upanishads. Famous Irish poet William Butler Yeats dedicated several essays and sonnets to themes in Katha Upanishad. A verse in the Katha Upanishad inspired the title and the epigraph of W. Somerset Maugham's famous 1944 novel The Razor’s Edge. The verse is, "Like the sharp edge of a razor at night, difficult is the path, so say the wise." (1.3.14) Continue your journey into the world of Upanishads with the much-celebrated story of the brilliant and brave Nachiketa! This is a journey of self-realization from which there is no turning back!< Less
Mundaka Upanishad By Janki Parikh
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The Upanishads are a collection of texts which contain the central philosophical concepts of Hinduism. They explore the concepts of Brahman (Ultimate Reality) and Atman (Soul, Self), which are the... More > spiritual core of Hinduism. The Mundaka Upanishad puts forth the main theme right up front, with the question – “What is that, knowing which, everything becomes known?” What follows is a wonderful, poetic journey into the nature of Brahman and what is required to achieve Brahman. The bold proclamation “Satyameva Jayate, Nanrutam” – Truth alone triumphs, never falsehood - which is the national motto of India, and the cornerstone of the philosophy that India, as a nation, aspires to, is derived from the Mundaka Upanishad. Continue your journey into the world of Upanishads with the Mundaka Upanishad. This is a journey of self-realization from which there is no turning back!< Less
Isha Upanishad By Janki Parikh
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The Upanishads are a collection of texts which contain the central philosophical concepts of Hinduism. They explore the concepts of Brahman (Ultimate Reality) and Atman (Soul, Self), which are the... More > spiritual core of Hinduism. The Isha Upanishad is one of the shortest Upanishads, and is celebrated for its brevity and depth by many renowned seekers of truth. Mahatma Gandhi thought so highly of it that he remarked, "If all the Upanishads and all the other scriptures happened all of a sudden to be reduced to ashes, and if only the first verse in the Ishopanishad were left in the memory of the Hindus, Hinduism would live forever! Begin your journey into the world of Upanishads with the short and simple Isha. Get a first glimpse into the world of Brahman. This is a journey of self-realization from which there is no turning back!< Less
Prashna Upanishad By Janki Parikh
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The Upanishads are a collection of texts which contain the central philosophical concepts of Hinduism. They explore the concepts of Brahman (Ultimate Reality) and Atman (Soul, Self), which are the... More > spiritual core of Hinduism. The Prashna Upanishad derives its name from the six metaphysical questions that the six disciples of Sage Pippalada ask. From question 1 through 6, there is a step-wise ascension from the basic or gross to the subtle metaphysical questions of life. Each question is beautifully answered by Sage Pippalada through a combination of mythological stories, symbolism, poetic analogies and instructions. Various ideas around one central theme intertwine and flow, right up to the climactic end where the final theme is clearly stated by Pippalada “Only thus far do I know Brahman – that there is nothing higher than Him!” (6-8) Continue your journey into the world of Upanishads with the Prashna Upanishad. This is a journey of self-realization from which there is no turning back!< Less
The Thirteen Principle Upanishads By Robert Ernest Hume
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The Thirteen Principle Upanishads Translated from the Sanskrit with an Outline of the Philosophy of the Upanishads and an Annotated Bibliography (1921 edition) Robert Ernest Hume