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The Upanishads: A New Translation
The Upanishads: A New Translation
The Upanishads: A New Translation
Audiobook3 hours

The Upanishads: A New Translation

Written by Thomas Egenes and Vernon Katz

Narrated by Tom Perkins

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars



About this audiobook

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 readers alike, providing the perfect entry to this unparalleled work.
PublisherTantor Audio
Release dateJun 30, 2015
The Upanishads: A New Translation

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    An enjoyable listen, but it probably deserves slower, careful study. In general, I find the Eastern traditions spell out deeper truths than their Western counterparts, but not always truths that can be applied practically. I liked the mereology of Brahman discussion (reminds me of large cardinal set theory). If I had to choose, i liked the Taittiriya Upanishad best.