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Publisher's Summary

The Upanishads are often considered the most important literature from ancient India. Yet many academic translators fail to capture the work's philosophical and spiritual subtlety, while others convey its poetry at the cost of literal meaning. This new translation by Vernon Katz and Thomas Egenes fills the need for an Upanishads that is clear, simple, and insightful - yet remains faithful to the original Sanskrit. As Western Sanskrit scholars who have spent their lives immersed in meditative practice, Katz and Egenes offer a unique perspective in penetrating the depths of Eastern wisdom and expressing these insights in modern yet poetic language. Their historical introduction is suited to newcomers and experienced listeners alike, providing the perfect entry to this unparalleled work.
©2015 Vernon Katz and Thomas Egenes (P)2015 Tantor
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"This beautiful new translation of The Upanishads by Katz and Egenes takes us full circle, conveying to our modern times the work's authentic message of transcendence and unity." (David Lynch, author of Catching the Big Fish)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Frederick P. Blume on 07-01-17

From those who know...

Egenes and Katz are both true scholars in that they practice the techniqes described in their translations. The description of the fourth major state of consciousness is correct both in translation and in direct experience of that state. How then could the translation be wrong? They aren't mistaking a rope for a snake... This translation of these texts work for me because I too regularly experience that fourth state. I know these goys got it right.

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1 out of 5 stars
By HH on 12-07-17


sounds like I'm listening to someone reading instructions for a medicine. The sound of his voice worse than the medicine.

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