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Publisher's Summary

The Katha Upanishad embraces the key ideas of Indian mysticism in a mythic story we can all relate to – the quest of a young hero, Nachiketa, who ventures into the land of death in search of immortality.
But the insights of the Katha are scattered, hard to understand. Easwaran presents them systematically, and practically, as a way to explore deeper and deeper levels of personality, and to answer the age-old question, “Who am I?”
Easwaran grew up in India, learned Sanskrit from a young age, and became a professor of English literature before coming to the West. His translation of The Upanishads is the best-selling edition in English.
For students of philosophy and of Indian spirituality, and readers of wisdom literature everywhere, Easwaran’s interpretation of this classic helps us in our own quest into the meaning of our lives.
©2009 Blue Mountain Center of Meditation (P)2017 Blue Mountain Center of Meditation
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5 out of 5 stars
By simz singh on 09-02-17

So much wisdom.

Loved it, good narration. Will listen over and over. I have owned it for a couple of months and have listened to it twice already.

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5 out of 5 stars
By SEED7ROBI on 08-06-17

beautiful will listen to over and over

I can listen to meditating I can listen to sleeping I can listen to walking meditation I can listen to awake beautiful. ONENESS RESPECT.🙏

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By Anonymous User on 07-27-17

Loved this book

This book is a great insight into Hindu culture. The first chapter had me hooked, I also enjoyed the voice of the narrator. The style that the book is written in makes it very easy to understand. I recommend this book and will listen to it again I am sure.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Dezza on 08-21-17

Commentry on the Upanishads rather than the story

Any additional comments?

I got this book wanting to listen to the Upanishads - It starts off with the story and gives interpretation which is useful, however the interpretation then seemed to take up the majority of sections rather than focusing on the story. This is where it was probably my mistake with the title 'Essence of...' as the book takes the essence of the teachings and explains them. I only listened to 6 chapters so cannot comment on the book as a whole but as I wanted to hear the original teachings I will seek another source and this book was not for me.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 03-13-18

Excellent messages from the Upanishads

This is really a dissertation on the teachings of the Upanishads. It doesn't reproduce the Upanishads to any degree but passes on the messages beautifully.

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5 out of 5 stars
By raz on 02-13-18

Beautiful book

Very deep beautiful book beautifully narrated full of spiritual insights very easy to understand but hard to apply

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