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Interpreting the Upanishads by Ananda Wood

Interpreting the Upanishads by Ananda Wood translates the Upanishads and explains the content in modern terms. The original statements of the Upanishads have been interpreted and explained in many different ways, through many different schools of thought. Some schools have emphasized a religious approach to truth, through devotion to a worshipped God. Some schools have emphasized a mystical approach, through exercises of meditation that […]

The Ten Principal Upanishads

The Ten Principal Upanishads was compiled and translated to English by Shree Purohit Swami and W.B.Yeats. More than 200 Upanishads are known and they are all text explaining the Vedas, passed down orally.  The Upanishads selected for this introductory book are: The Lord (Eesha-Upanishad) At Whose Command? (Kena-Upanishad) From the Kathak Branch of theWedas (Katha-Upanishad) Questions (Prashna-Upanishad) At the Feet of […]

The Metaphysics of the Upanishads by Vichar Sagar

The Metaphysics of the Upanishads by Vichar Sagar was first published in 1885, translated from sanskrit by Lala Sreeram. The book is an in depth treatise on Advaita as revealed in the Upanishads and it is said that it is read by every literate Sadhu. Advaita, meaning non-duality, is a system where “Advaita” refers to the identity of the […]

From the Upanishads by Ananda Wood

From the Upanishads by Ananda Wood is focused on the approach of Shri Shankara’s Advaita Vedanta tradition, as interpreted by Shri Atmananda, a modern advaita philosopher who lived in Kerala State, India, 1883-1959. The book is a collection of retellings from selected passages of the Upanishads. In these retellings, the original texts have been freely […]

What is Advaita Vedanta? Experience and Knowledge

What is Advaita Vedanta? – Experience and Knowledge by James Swartz is a short but well written and compact guide to Advaita Vedanta and non-duality from 2003. From the book: “The Upanishads, the source of Vedanta, say that before this creation was, the self, limitless being, was. It further says that this self continues to […]

Introduction to Vedanta – Understanding the Fundamental Problem by Swami Dayananda

Introduction to Vedanta gives a overview of the teachings in the Upanishads. Vedanta asserts with breathtaking boldness that one’s true nature is completeness and limitlessness. Vedanta also promises that moksa, liberation from all forms of limitations that seem to bind a human being, is possible here and now. Swami Dayananda has conducted several intensive teacher-training courses in […]

Sri Aurobindo VOL 18 Kena and Other Upanishads

Volume 18 holds Sri Aurobindo’s translations and commentaries on Upanishads other than the Isha Upanishad. (His writings on that Upanishad appear in Isha Upanishad, volume 17 of THE COMPLETE WORKS OF SRI AUROBINDO.) It also includes later Vedantic texts and writings on the Upanishads and Vedanta philosophy in general. The first part consists of translations and commentaries published during […]

Maha Yoga or The Upanishadic Lore in the Light of the Teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana

Maha Yoga or The Upanishadic Lore in the Light of the Teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana is both a profound exposition of Sri Ramana’s teachings and a lucid summary of the whole Vedantic philosophy, the ancient lore of the Upanishads. Before an aspirant embarks upon the practice of Self-enquiry, which is the cornerstone of Sri […]

Sri Aurobindo Essays in Philosophy and Yoga

Essays in Philosophy and Yoga consists of short works in prose written by Sri Aurobindo between 1909 and 1950 and published during his lifetime. All but a few of them are concerned with aspects of spiritual philosophy, yoga, and related subjects. Short writings on the Veda, the Upanishads, Indian culture, political theory, education, and poetics have been placed in other volumes. The […]

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