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The Upanishads
     

The Upanishads

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by Anonymous, Juan Mascaro (Editor)
 

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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

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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, 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.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140441635
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/28/1965
Series:
Penguin Classics Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
338,708
Product dimensions:
4.92(w) x 7.62(h) x 0.28(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Juan Mascaro was born in Majorca, and later studied modern and oriental languages, Sanskrit, Pali and English at Cambridge University. He died in 1987, and was lauded as a great translator of our time.

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The Upanishads 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This text is indisputably invaluable in the tenets that it dictates. The translator does a superb job in invoking the text's essence. In fact, I storngly encourage people to purchase this book, since it is a summation of Hinduism tenets.
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