The Upanishads by Eknath Easwaran
The book The Upanishads is an translation of the old age Hindu religious texts and is meant for anyone exploring consciousness and spirituality. Thousands of years ago, Indian sages found the answers for some of the eternal questions of human mind, which they have passed on to the future generations through the books of Upanishads. Upanishads are guides for human beings and are said to have answers to all the questions that people have pertaining to the realization of one's own self. These books still have relevance to the modern world.
The author in this book has extracted some of the important concepts from the Upanishads and has made an attempt to introduce the readers to some spiritual aspects such as consciousness, self, death, knowledge, wisdom and joy in a detailed manner. The author's explanation of the concepts in his own language of wisdom and the way he connects the texts to the world of today's advanced science and technology make the book a lucid, relevant read. Though the original text of Upanishads are voluminous with complicated language, the author has tried to condense and simplify the major teachings of the book and has presented them in a readable manner.
The author Eknath Easwaran has successfully managed to present the discoveries of the sages of the Upanishads in a concise style in his book. This first edition of the book was published by Jaico Publishing House in 2009. It is available in paperback.
This book has been a bestseller continuously in the Religions and Hinduism category.
About the Author
Eknath Easwaran is a renowned teacher and a communicator and he has dedicated his life to spiritualism. His spiritual works have caught the attention of many westerners. Other than the Upanishads, he has written books like Meditation and The Baghavad Gita for Daily Living (Set of 3 Volumes).