Charles Johnston's classic translation and commentary on one of the most profound of ancient sacred texts. The book also contains three introductory articles by Johnston, which shed much light on the Upanishads, their place in history, their influence and connection to other spiritual philosophies of the world.
"The great Upanishads were compiled as Instructions for disciples preparing for Initiation. They contain philosophical teaching, and also many stories, generally in the form of spirited dialogues, of great beauty and eloquence, or ironical, but always radiant with spiritual wisdom. If we think of what is here translated as a part of these Instructions, we shall have little difficulty in understanding its significance. . . .
"A single principle links together the great Upanishads and their diverse parts, like jewels strung on a golden thread: the oneness of the Soul and the Oversoul. When we have found the Soul, our inmost real Self, we have thereby found the Oversoul, the Supreme Self of all Being. This is the goal."-Charles Johnston
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Books by Charles Johnston:
The Tao Teh King: Lao Tse's Book of the Way and of Righteousness, 1st Edition (2014). ISBN: 978-1484869161.
The Bhagavad Gita: Songs of the Master, 2nd (Expanded) Edition (2014). ISBN: 978-1490451404.
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: The Book of the Spiritual Man, 3rd (Expanded) Edition (2014). ISBN: 978-1484926635.
The Vedanta Philosophy of Sankaracharya, 1st Edition (2014). ISBN: 978-1495946691.
The Mukhya Upanishads: Books of Hidden Wisdom, 1st Edition (2014). ISBN: 978-1495946530.
Hidden Wisdom: Collected Writings of Charles Johnston (2014).
Volume I ISBN: 978-1502711229
Volume II ISBN: 978-1502711380
Volume III ISBN: 978-1502711595
Volume IV ISBN: 978-1502711953
The System of the Vedanta, Dr. Paul Deussen, tr. Charles Johnston, 1st Edition (1912).
Essays and Article Collections by Johnston:
Karma: Works and Wisdom
The Memory of Past Births
The Theosophy of the Upanishads
Wisdom Traditions of East and West
The Noble Teachings of Lord Buddha
Unveiling the Wisdom of the Bible
Emanation & States of Consciousness
The Beginning of Real Life
On Initiation and the Mysteries
The Logos Doctrine
A Study of Ancient Speech and Writing