The 108 Upanishads are considered the essence of all the Vedas, and Shri Ishopanishad is foremost among them. Discover the distilled essence of all knowledge in these eighteen enlightening verses.
For thousands of years, people on a spiritual quest have consulted the mystical, intensely philosophical Upanishads. As the name implies (upa-near; ni-down; shad-to sit), one is advised to sit near a spiritual teacher to learn. To learn what? This Upanishad's name gives the clue: Isha means "the supreme controller."
Let us sit near the spiritual guide to learn about the supreme controller: God.
The process is simple, provided one learns from an authentic guide. The translation and commentary of Srila Prabhupada strictly adheres to the book's intention, assuring you of a legitimate understanding of the depths of Upanishadic knowledge.
His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada was a teacher in the disciplic line from Krishna and was an exemplar in bhakti-yoga, the yoga of devotional mysticism. His translation and commentary are guided by a lifetime of scholarship and enriched by the realizations of a mature practitioner.