The Upanishads

New Translation by Alistair Shearer and Peter Russell

The Upanishads

(ISBN: 0609611070)


Mandukya Upanishad
from the Chandogya Upanishad
Isha Upanishad  See sample
from the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad
from the Taittiriya Upanishad
Mundaka Upanishad  See sample
from the Kaushitaki Upanishad
from the Katha Upanishad
from the Shvetashvatara Upanishad

Pages from previous illustrated edition

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The Upanishads are the oldest and clearest expression of the perennial philosophy that is the inner core of all the great religions. Passed down by word of mouth for thousands of years, the Upanishads teach of an absolute and unified field of intelligence that underlies and permeates all creation. This divine ground is our own nature, and to bring our lives into conscious harmony with it is the ultimate purpose of human existence.

This lucid translation from the original Sanskrit captures both the poetry and the precision of the original, rendering accessible an extraordinary body of spiritual wisdom as never before. Speaking from the depth of the eternal Now, The Upanishads make the mind soar and the heart sing, and point the soul to freedom.

The original edition of this book was illustrated (see sample pages). I gave some of the final copies away as prizes for contemporary sutras - one-liners that containing deep spiritual wisdom (the best contributions).

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