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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What this Book is About

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. This edition forms a 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.

Why this translation

This translation is unique, simple and easy to understand. It provides the author's perspective, insight, knowledge and authority of the subject matter. Jayaram V is one of the most prolific writers on various aspects of Hinduism and related subjects. He is free from sectarian bias and allegiance to any particular teacher tradition. His knowledge is derived from his own experience, understanding, observation, study and intuition.

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Table of Contents

Author's Note
Aitareya Upanishad
Editor's Note
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
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
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
All This Belongs to Brahman
The Transcendental Self
knowledge and Ignorance
The Prayers of a Dying Person
Katha Upanishad
Editor's Note
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
The Four States of Consciousness
Free Translation
Prasna Upanishad
Editor's Note
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
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

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
The Knowledge of Brahman and Liberation
Vajrasucika Upanishad
Editor's Note
The Knowledge of Vajrasuci
Jabala Upanishad
Editor's Note
Chapter 1
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
Symbolism Of The Cover Design.

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