[E-Book] ↠ The Upanishads: Translations from the Sanskrit | By ✓ Anonymous Juan Mascaró

The Upanishads: Translations from the Sanskrit By Anonymous Juan Mascaró,

  • Title: The Upanishads: Translations from the Sanskrit
  • Author: Anonymous Juan Mascaró
  • ISBN: 9780140441635
  • Page: 123
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Upanishads, the earliest of which were composed in Sanskrit between 800 and 400 bce by sages and poets, form part of the Vedas the sacred and ancient scriptures that are the basis of the Hindu religion Each Upanishad, or lesson, takes up a theme ranging from the attainment of spiritual bliss to karma and rebirth, and collectively they are meditations on life, deathThe Upanishads, the earliest of which were composed in Sanskrit between 800 and 400 bce by sages and poets, form part of the Vedas the sacred and ancient scriptures that are the basis of the Hindu religion Each Upanishad, or lesson, takes up a theme ranging from the attainment of spiritual bliss to karma and rebirth, and collectively they are meditations on life, death and immortality The essence of their teachings is that truth can by reached by faith rather than by thought, and that the spirit of God is within each of us we need not fear death as we carry within us the promise of eternal life.
    The Upanishads Translations from the Sanskrit The Upanishads the earliest of which were composed in Sanskrit between and bce by sages and poets form part of the Vedas the sacred and ancient scriptures that are the basis of the Hindu rel

    One thought on “The Upanishads: Translations from the Sanskrit”

    1. I find it interesting how pervasive is the mystic idea of unity From transcendentalists to scientists to Buddhists to Christians to Hindus, I hear this same thing emphasized repeatedly everything is one Physicists wax poetic about how our bodies are made of star dust Biologists and naturalists wonder at the unity of life on earth Christians celebrate the infinite simplicity of God Spinoza s philosophy proclaims the oneness of all reality Walt Whitman had this to say And I know that the hand of G [...]

    2. This book first exposed me to the deep, Deep, DEEP wellspring of spirituality that is to be found in the Indian tradition The concept of Atman and Brahman and the interchangeability was so in keeping with my person beliefs that the first reading left me shaken.I am from the Bible belt where our preachers call Indians and others idolaters, polytheists, blasphemers and fuel for hellfire But on reading the Upanishads one realizes that they are closer to monotheism than is Christianity with it s Tri [...]

    3. Upanishad means sit down near me That is its true meaning Isnt it so simple Doesnt the meaning of Upanishad remind you of your grandfather or grandmother telling you a story.That is exactly what the Upanishad is.The Upanishad is one of the oldest Hindu scriptures after the vedas but that doesnt mean only Hindus can read it The beauty of the Upanishads is that it never talks about Hinduism.It is a work that explores the metaphysical truths of Human existence If you read carefully,you will find tr [...]

    4. A remarkable collection of writings that somehow manages to sketch out the lineaments of the perspective of our highest realization The uncanny thing is that these scattered linguistic sketches, left behind by diverse personalities separated by vast gulfs of historical change, nonetheless somehow manage to come together into a unified picture of what it d be like, experientially, to grasp the unity of the real through the fully realized unity of the self These luminous fragments express an under [...]

    5. Lectura decepcionante aunque necesaria para mi futuro acercamiento a la obra de Schopenhauer Hay una voluntad de adoctrinaci n muy fuerte y un culto personal al Brahman bastante pol mico Ni en belleza ni en brutalidad material se acerca a los pocos textos budistas que he le do.

    6. Right up there w the Bible and Quran, but if I had to choose I d say Hindu text I ve read thus far is my favorite There s so much love and drama in the text it always leaves me wanting and I feel accurately describes reasons our world is so unpredictably crazy

    7. There is a magic to this text that comes alive inside those warm places in the bottom of your stomach as you read it The connectivity and the power of the self that this book teaches are invaluable to any person of any ethical, moral, or theological background I first had a strong desire to read this book after reading Somerset Maugham s The Razor s Edge and found myself going back and back to the quote on the first page from The Upanishad s that reads The sharp edge of a razor is difficult to p [...]

    8. Easwaran, Eknath The Upanishads 1987 Important volume on one of humanity s greatest religious worksIn the Upanishads there are two selves They are symbolized by two birds sitting on a tree branch The one bird, the self with a small s eats The other bird, the Self with a capital S observes The first self is the self that is part of this world The second Self is merely an observer that doesn t take part and is in fact beyond the pairs of opposites such as pleasure and pain that dominate our existe [...]

    9. I thought this would be another primary source to understand the history of Hindu thought, and while it did that, it was so much It was a fundamental tool in changing the way I look at God, the world, and my place in it One of the most important reads I ve ever had.

    10. At an earlier point in my studies of Eastern religion and philosophy, I would easily have awarded this work 5 stars and would likely have placed it on my favorites shelf When I first began my journey into Eastern religion with the Bhagavad Gita many years ago I was mesmerized by the ideas and was drawn in by the oneness with the universe that such works promoted Since then and before reading The Upanishads, my understanding of Eastern religions and ideas has been influenced by the likes of but c [...]

    11. The Upanishads are some of the most fascinating writings in world literature They are a record of several hundred years of experience and wisdom in one of the world s great mystical traditions As such, they act as a powerful witness to the universality of the desire for eternity and transcendence, for the innate humanity of the longing for God.This translation is an interesting one and may be useful for someone who is new to the Upanishads Nearly all of the technical language is trimmed out and [...]

    12. The essence of the twelve principle Upanishads _If you have ever been intimidated by the multi volume scholarly translations of the Upanishads, then this book is for you I still marvel at how Prabhavananda and Manchester managed to encapsulate so much of the core content and meaning of the twelve principle Upanishads in such a slim volume Yet they did and it works This translation was originally produced in 1948 for the Vedanta Society of Southern California but it still holds up as one of the b [...]

    13. Just discovering these early Hindu texts Compared to the thinking of many today s mainsteram religions, the concepts put forth here are progressive, if not outright radical.An expansive god view understanding is presented that is accessible Also, a nice introduction to was what once simply my ignorance and chaotic undertanding of the complexity of Hinduism.As far as the translation goes, since this is my first reading so nothing to compare it tobut it s certainly understandable and as accessible [...]

    14. One of the most beautiful books of religious text that reads like poetry The only book I rate comparable from ancient religious texts anyway, is The Song of Songs.

    15. Book 3 in 2012 s survey of holy shit 2 was Confucius s Analects etcOverall this collection of disparate mystical writings by long dead Hindus is the early frontrunner for my Most Philosophically Stimulating Sacred Text award I almost wrote Theosophically, but their ideas exercised my love of wisdom than they conveyed to me any wisdom about god Screw you, too, Blavatsky i know you re listening I disagreed with most of the metaphysical claims I quibbled frequently I pooh poohed and tsk tsked ad n [...]

    16. There is some truth in the Upanishads, a word in Sanskrit which means, a sitting, an instruction, the sitting at the feet of a master, but there is so much which is fluff and simply not true.Truths the wise man chooses the path of joy the fool takes the path of pleasure p 58 What lies beyond life shines not to those who are childish, or careless, or deluded by wealth p 58 the foolish run after outward pleasures and fall into the snares p 62 There is the path of wisdom and the path of ignorance p [...]

    17. The Upanishads, translated by Eknath EaswaranThe Upanishads are a group of ancient wisdom texts Each individual upanishad is named for the sage who delivered its teaching, long ago each one describes in flashes of insight how to explore your own consciousness, how to come closer to the Divine Some of the upanishads take the form of a story a student or a wife, or even a king implores a great sage or even Death itself to share holy secrets Most of the upanishads rely on classic natural images bir [...]

    18. I read the version translated by Juan Mascaro and I want to talk about his treatment before moving onto the work I found Mascaro s introduction to be a bit flaky Mascaro is fundamentally a mystic who tries to see all religions and most great figures in literature and philosophy as reflecting the same one mystical reality While of course there is some merit in that view, it hides than it reveals In the translation, this gave me some concerns where Mascaro is using Christian language and I was no [...]

    19. A wonderful translation of what may be one of India s greatest philophical treasures The language in Easwaran s translation is simple, clear and understandable It manages to convey perfectly the poetic beauty of the Upanishadic texts, without adding any unnecessary confusion to some of the intense philosophical points As this is the first edition of the Upanishads I have read, I have no other copy to recommend or to compare it by However, Easwaran s edition also comes with a very useful glossary [...]

    20. I highly recommend this translation of the Upanishads The translator was both a Master of English as well as Hindu himself and a religious scholar When reading, keep in mind that every world was chosen with you in mind to convey as much as possible of the original meaning To me, this book is full of wisdom that anybody can appreciate It s the furthest thing from outdated or antiquated, and hints at a kind of spiritual existence and life that is just beyond the curtains , so to speak, and that th [...]

    21. I actually read the Project Gutenberg release of this classic Indian text on Hinduism It s a short 17,000 word translation by a Hindu mystic that visited Boston in 1909 Even though the translation is 90 years old it brought the message of the text to life for me, and the insightful commentary by the translator helped to get the message across of the book.

    22. This is the best translation of The Upanishads that I found, the author, like other great teachers, is experiencing the wisdom so deeply that he can translate the sacred text with the way that you can really understand and experiencing it s meaning It contains a chapter introduction, and a notes The Upanishads is the true treasure of India.

    23. The Upanishads is an amazing book about spirituality in India It takes you on a jorney of the self and allows you to realize and understand that the mind is what dominates the life for example what you desire is what you basically get The Unipanishads as a book is sometimes hard to grasp but well worth persevereing with just as its sister book the Bhagavadgita

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *