Selected Upanishads

Selected Upanishad

Book Details

ISBN/SKU: 1935760068
ISBN Complete: 978-1-935760-06-1
Book Type: B&W 6.0 x 9.0 in Perfect Bound on White w/Gloss Lam
Page Count: 319
Edition: First
Yr. of Pub.: 2013
Printed in: USA
Max Retail Price: $35.25
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Selected Upanishads contains the most recent translations of 14 principal Upanishads, namely, Aitareya, Kausitaki, Kena, Taittariya, Isavasya, Katha, Mundaka, Mandukya, Prasna, Svetasvatara, Paingala, Kaivalya, Vajrasucika, and Jabala Upanishads, with explanatory notes and a fresh look at the knowledge and wisdom of the ancient Upanishads. All are edited and translated by Jayaram V, the founder President of Hinduwebsite.com and an author of 12 books which include the Awakened Life, Brahman, Introduction to Hinduism, The Complete Translation of the Bhagavadgita with commentary, Essays on the Bhagavadgita, and Think Success. This edition forms part of the translation of the 16 major Upanishads, including Chandogya and Brihadaranyaka Upanishads (published separately) by the same author. It includes introduction, original Sanskrit verses in transliterated Devanagary script, translation of each verse, explanatory notes, and bibliography.

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Book Contents

Contents - Author's Note - Introduction - The Upanishads - Aitareya Upanishad - Editor's Note - Invocation - Chapter 1 - Creation Of The Worlds And Beings - Placing The Organs In The Human Body - Creation of Food and the Embodiment of the Self - Chapter 2 - The Triple Births of the Embodied Self - Chapter 3 - Different Types of Intelligence - Kausitaki Upanishad - Editor's Note - Chapter 1 - The Worlds Where the Souls Go After Death - Chapter 2 - The Greatness of Breath - Chapter 3 - The Superiority of Breath - Chapter 4 - Partial Definitions of Brahman - Kena Upanishad - Editor's Note - Invocation - Translation - Who is the True Lord of the Body? - The Difficulty of Knowing Brahman - A Brief Encounter Between Brahman and Gods - Brahman, the Highest and the Supreme - Tattiriya Upanishad - Editor's Note - Chapter 1 - Siksa Valli - Invocation - The Study of Pronunciation - The Great Combinations - A Teacher's Prayer for Knowledge and Prosperity - The Four Mystic Utterances - Meditating Upon Brahman - The Fivefold Aggregates - The Significance of Aum - The Order and Regularity of Life - Trisanku on Knowledge and Wisdom - Farewell Advise to Students - A Joint Invocation for Divine Help - Chapter 2 - Brahmananda Valli - Brahman and Creation - The Importance of Food - Breath and Mind - Mind and Intelligence - Intelligence and Bliss - Brahman, the Self in the Body - The Blissful Nature of Brahman - Progressive States of Bliss - Offering Actions to the Self Within - Chapter 3 – Bhrigu Valli - Varuna's Teachings to Bhrigu - Food is Brahman - Breath is Brahman - Mind is Brahman - Intelligence is Brahman - Bliss is Brahman - Food and Breath - Food and Water - Food and Earth - The Importance of Offering Food - Isavasya Upanishad - Editor's Note - Invocation - Translation - All This Belongs to Brahman - The Transcendental Self - knowledge and Ignorance - The Prayers of a Dying Person - Katha Upanishad - Editor's Note - Invocation - Chapter 1 - Naciketas' Death and Journey to Yama's World - The Two Paths - What Leads to Rebirth and Salvation - Chapter 2 - Knowing the Self, the Eternal Lord - What Happens to the Self Upon Death - Asvattha Tree - The Tree of Creation - Mundaka Upanishad - Chapter (Mundaka) 1 - Two Types of Knowledge - The Inferior Nature of Sacrifices - Chapter (Mundaka) 2 - Brahman as the Source of All - Knowing the Self - Chapter (Mundaka) 3 - Truth Alone Triumphs - The Self is Known By the Self - Mandukya Upanishad - Editor's Note - Invocation - Translation - The Four States of Consciousness - Free Translation - Prasna Upanishad - Editor's Note - Invocation - Question 1 - Manifestations of Prajapati - Question 2 - Deities in the Body and Breath - Question 3 - The Origin and Manifestations of Breath - Question 4 - Who Remains Awake in Sleep - Question 5 - Significance of Aum Meditation - Question 6 - The Being with Sixteen Parts - Svetasvatara Upanishad - Editor's Note - Invocation - Chapter 1 - Brahman Perceived as a Wheel with Parts - Chapter 2 - An Ancient Prayer to Savitr - Chapter 3 - Rudra, the Lord of the Universe - Chapter 4 - Two Birds on the Tree of Life - Chapter 5 - The Supreme Self and the Individual Self - Chapter 6 - The One God Who Liberates - Paingala Upanishad - Editor's Note - Invocation - Chapter 1 - The Process of Creation - Chapter 2 - Creation of the Body and Beingness - Chapter 3 - Mahavakyas, the Great Sayings - Chapter 4 - The Life of a Jivanmukta - Kaivalya Upanishad - Editor's Note - Invocation - Translation - The Knowledge of Brahman and Liberation - Vajrasucika Upanishad - Editor's Note - Translation - The Knowledge of Vajrasuci - Jabala Upanishad - Editor's Note - Invocation - Chapter 1 - Avimutka - The Bound Self - Chapter 2 - The location of the Self - Chapter 3 - The Importance of Satarudriyam - Chapter 4 - The Practice of Renuciartion - Chapter 5 - The True Sacred Thread - Chapter 6 - Description of Great Souls - Paramahansas - Bibliography - Symbolism Of The Cover Design.

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