The Upanishads (A Third Selection) Swami Nikhilananda


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The Upanishads: A Third Selection, Aitareya and Brihadaranyaka

Translated from the Sanskrit with detailed Introductions and with Notes and Explanations based on the Commentary of Śri Śankarāchārya, the great Eighth-century Philosopher and Saint of India.

The third selection of this distinguished series of translations, contains the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad, which is generally considered the most importaet of the Upanishads—the most extensive and profound. The Aitareya Upanishad, a comparatively short treatise, is also included.

Presented here is a consistent and coherent philosophy of the whole man, his physical, emotional, intellectual, ethical and spiritual aspects. The topics discussed include creation, the cosmos, the soul and its destiny, the deities, the rituals for communion with the deities, and the nature of Ultimate Reality, together with the disciplines for its realization. As a supplement to the two previous volumes, or as a single work containing the heart of Hindu teaching, this book will appeal to many readers.

The Upanishads (A Third Selection), Swami Nikhilananda, Phoenix House, 1957

Hardback. Octavo. Red cloth binding. Stamp to endpaper. Otherwise pages are clean and unmarked. Dust jacket is worn at the edges. The spine has a very slight lean. 392 pp.