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- Publisher : Wordsworth Editions
- Release Date : 2000
- Genre: Brahmanism
- Pages : 288
- ISBN 10 : 184022102X
Upanishads Book Description :
Composed in Sanskrit between 900 and 600 BC, the Upanishads are man's oldest works of philosophy. The translations presented here are the oldest and most important of those that exist.
- Author : Eknath Easwaran
- Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
- Release Date : 2010-06-01
- Pages : 412
- ISBN 10 : 9781458778291
The Upanishads Book Description :
The Upanishads: one of three new editions of the books in Eknath Easwaran's Classics of Indian Spirituality series You are what your deep driving desire is. As your desire is, so is your will. As your will is, so is your deed. As your deed is, so is your destiny. - Brihadaranyaka Upanishad (IV.4.5) Over two thousand years ago, the sages of India embarked on an extraordinary experiment. While others were exploring the external world, they turned inward - to explore consciousness itself. In the changing flow of human thought, they asked, is there anything that remains the same? They found that there is indeed a changeless Reality underlying the ebb and flow of life. Their discoveries are an expression of what Aldous Huxley called the Perennial Philosophy, the wellspring of all religious faith that assures us that God-realization is within human reach. The Upanishads are the sages' wisdom, given in intense sessions of spiritual instruction in ashrams, in family gatherings, in a royal court, in the kingdom of Death himself. And Easwaran shows how these teachings are just as relevant to us now as they ever were centuries ago.
The Upanishads The Katha upanishad The Mundaka upanishad The Taittir yaka upanishad The Brihad ranyaka upanishad The Svet svatara upanishad The Maitr yana br hmana upanishad
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- Release Date : 1884
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- ISBN 10 : PRNC:32101007912148
The Upanishads The Katha upanishad The Mundaka upanishad The Taittir yaka upanishad The Brihad ranyaka upanishad The Svet svatara upanishad The Maitr yana br hmana upanishad Book Description :
The Upanishads The Kh ndogya upanishad The Talavak ra upanishad The Aitareya ranyaka The Kaush taki br hmana upanishad the the V gasaneyi samhit upanishad
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- Release Date : 1879
- Genre: Hinduism
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- ISBN 10 : PRNC:32101023308743
The Upanishads The Kh ndogya upanishad The Talavak ra upanishad The Aitareya ranyaka The Kaush taki br hmana upanishad the the V gasaneyi samhit upanishad Book Description :
- Author : Rohit Mehta
- Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass Publ.
- Release Date : 1970
- Genre: Upanishads
- Pages : 320
- ISBN 10 : 8120807499
The Call of the Upanishads Book Description :
The seers and sages of Ancient India revealed fundamental principles of perennial philosophy. The Upanishads contain the essential principles of this perennial-this ageless philosophy. They contain a large number of inspiring and instructive passages and verses. It has not been possible to include all of them in this book. For the purposes of this book the author has taken those verses and passages that have a bearing on the mystical teaching of the Upanishads. It is mysticism which is the very core of the Upanishads-and so in understanding its mysticism one comes to the heart of the sublime and magnificent teaching of the Upanishads. In this age, where science and technology may lead us into a world devoid of meaning and significance. Modern man needs today a meaningful philosophy if the achievements of science are not to lead him to greater and greater destruction-but to sublime and majestic heights of creative living. It is in the Vision of Life given by the Upanishads that man can find the fundamental philosophy of Creative Living-a philosophy that can serve as a Beacon Light even in the midst of surrounding darkness, a philosophy that can lead him from the unreal to the Real, from darkness to Light, from death to Immortality.
- Author : Archibald Edward Gough
- Publisher : Psychology Press
- Release Date : 2000
- Genre: Social Science
- Pages : 268
- ISBN 10 : 0415245222
The Philosophy of the Upanishads and Ancient Indian Metaphysics Book Description :
The legendary Greek figure Orpheus was said to have possessed magical powers capable of moving all living and inanimate things through the sound of his lyre and voice. Over time, the Orphic theme has come to indicate the power of music to unsettle, subvert, and ultimately bring down oppressive realities in order to liberate the soul and expand human life without limits. The liberating effect of music has been a particularly important theme in twentieth-century African American literature. The nine original essays in Black Orpheus examines the Orphic theme in the fiction of such African American writers as Jean Toomer, Langston Hughes, Claude McKay, James Baldwin, Nathaniel Mackey, Sherley Anne Williams, Ann Petry, Ntozake Shange, Alice Walker, Gayl Jones, and Toni Morrison. The authors discussed in this volume depict music as a mystical, shamanistic, and spiritual power that can miraculously transform the realities of the soul and of the world. Here, the musician uses his or her music as a weapon to shield and protect his or her spirituality. Written by scholars of English, music, women's studies, American studies, cultural theory, and black and Africana studies, the essays in this interdisciplinary collection ultimately explore the thematic, linguistic structural presence of music in twentieth-century African American fiction.
- Author : Paul Deussen
- Publisher : Cosimo, Inc.
- Release Date : 2010-01-01
- Genre: Religion
- Pages : 448
- ISBN 10 : 9781616402396
The Philosophy of the Upanishads Book Description :
The Hindu scriptures the Upanishads are, according to German scholar PAUL DEUSSEN (1845-1919), the culminating point of the Indian doctrine of the universe, an achievement that had been reached even before the arrival of the Buddha. In this work-originally published in German in 1906 and translated into English two years later-Deussen explores the place of the Upanishads in the literature of the Veda and explains the theology, cosmology, and psychology of that holy book. A landmark for East-West cross-cultural scholarship, The Philosophy of the Upanishads helped create the European understanding of the mind and heart of India, a philosophical and cultural endeavor that consumed both academics and armchair truth-seekers of the day. Today, it is still essential reading for anyone wishing to obtain a deeper knowledge of Indian spiritual wisdom.