Easwaran explains that the Indian scriptures express one supreme, eternal law: if we live for others, in complete harmony with all life, in our homes, at work, and in our communities, we will find abiding happiness and fulfilment. To erase all selfishness from our hearts requires more courage and endurance, Easwaran says, than climbing the Himalayas - and he conveys vividly the joy and exhilaration of the spiritual life.
Meditation and the repetition of the mantram (or mantra) are essential for those who choose to take on these challenges, and Easwaran refers to these disciplines frequently. Anyone who is new to these spiritual practices might find it helpful to listen first to Easwaran's talk Meditation.
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"Enjoyable, succinct, comprehensible"
Enjoyed listening to his succinctly put narrative of the main Upanishads. Enjoyed the cohesive narrative that's easy to internalize. Looking to listen again and again.
"A good soul!"
I enjoyed listening to this sages outlook on the ordinary. I feel I have had a learning experience. It is nice to hear things from a wise ones point of view.
"nostalgic old vinyl record feel"
The content is enlightening. The presentation is unassuming. The audio quality is poor but has a nostalgic old vinyl record feel to it. That is for those who remember vinyl records and eight tracks.
Overall very enjoyable.
"A book I'd want if stranded on a desert island"
Easwaran's manner of speech lulls you into the depths and stillness of your consciousness while it entices you with tid-bits of some of the most universally profound concepts of spiritual, nay human, experience.
More tantalizing tidbits for my journey. I wish that I could only have to write about what's important and not be structured by the minimum amount of words.
"Awesome concept. Very difficult to listen to."
The content of these teachings are beautiful and inspirational. However, his voice can be very difficult to listen to and focus on.
"Worth a listen"
Good intro to them I would like to see a full translated version of the Upanishads on audible.
"Contended and relaxed after listening"
This book is so well narrated and it helps to explore so much of potential and vital energy inside us. The teacher is very knowledgable and his lessons articulations show that he practices what he preaches , what else we would need than seeing a living example who has benefited the benefits of Upanishads in his lifetime.
Upanishads is surely not for the weak! It's something to practice for the brave with a great will! I feel very lucky to have support of technology to complete this book by listening to it! Cheers to audible as well for the great concept of making users listen to such great teachings! I recommend this audio for everyone who has felt atleast once the desire towards spirituality and self exploration. This audio is very powerful as it covers all the Upanishads so you can explore many answers and benefit greatly from it! OM
I found Easwaran's presentation of the Upanishads easy to follow and understand. This has helped me greatly with the course that I am doing.
The connection with real life events.
His ease of presentation.
Yes and no. Yes because I couldn't wait to get to the end. No because I needed time to digest each section.
Highly recommended if you want to know more about the Upanishads
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