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The Mukhya Upanishads

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"The Upanishads ... are among the noblest and most inspired books in the world; in them, the whole of the Indian wisdom is already contained; later teachers could but expand and comment on them, but in no way departed from this original treasure of wisdom." ... "The Upanishads teach the wisdom of Atma, the Supreme Self of all beings; the same divine Life which Philo of Alexandria later called the Logos, the Divine Mind, the collective spiritual consciousness of our universe. They tell us that, while each of us may seem to be a wanderer and exile, lonely, desolate in our world of shadow and of sorrow, we are in reality neither alone nor desolate, but undivided, unseparated rays of the Universal Self, the Logos. What is needed to secure our immortality-an immortality which is still conditional, until this victory is won-is the realization of our oneness with the Supreme Self. The Upanishads show how, step by step, we may mount the golden stairs; they tell us what we must leave behind; what we must gain, as we tread the small, old path; what we must achieve; with the promise that we shall in the fullness of time be initiated into the fullness of that eternal, universal Supreme Self of all beings. "The whole aim of their teachings is this: to point the path by which the personal self may win immortality and divinity, by becoming united with the Higher Self, which always possessed immortality and divinity."-Charles Johnston The Upanishads are the ultimate classic of Indian Spirituality. In this volume the reader will find the heart and soul of India, the foundations of the Vedanta philosophy, the source-wisdom that was later embodied in the teachings of such exalted sages as Krishna, Badarayana, Gaudapada and Sankaracharya. Johnston has here translated and comments upon the complete text of the 10 principal (mukhya) Upanishads, the oldest and most profound of all Upanishadic texts. Originally printed in two theosophical magazines-The Oriental Department Papers & The Theosophical Quarterly-between the years 1892 and 1931, these translations and commentaries have finally been collected and organized into a single volume. In addition to these, several articles on the Indian wisdom Tradition are included, both to introduce the translations and to supplement them. The student will find Johnston's commentaries drawing comparisons and correspondences between the hidden wisdom of the Upanishads and the wisdom embodied by the world's religious traditions as well as the modern philosophies of Kant, Schopenhauer and others, and even to the modern sciences of physics and astronomy. These commentaries provide a bridge for students and researchers that will enhance their understanding of the deep and timeless wisdom of the sages of old. "Traces of the teachings which have become known to us as Theosophy are found in the records of all ancient religions in both hemispheres, but nowhere are these teachings so fully, lucidly and profoundly recorded as in the oldest Upanishads and this is true not only of large generalizations, like the doctrines of rebirth and liberation, but also of those more particular and recondite doctrines which come gradually to the knowledge of students who follow a special line of study and work. So that, in the Upanishads, we have an invaluable proof of the antiquity and authenticity of both general and particular doctrines, a guarantee at least three thousand years old, and, in all probability, very much older. And if the Upanishads lend this invaluable support to our modern teachings, it is, on the other hand, true, that without these modern teachings, much that is most profound and of greatest value in the Upanishads is hardly intelligible, so that one may read the ordinary translations without gaining any idea of the meaning, or even the presence, of those particular teachings which we have spoken of. It was, therefore, necessary to read and translate, the Upanishads, in the light of Theosophy."-Charles Johnston

Upanishads

Author : Acharya Prashant
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Upanishads, in the words of Adi Shankaracharya, are known as Ātmavidyā (knowledge of the self) or Brahmavidyā (knowledge of Brahma).This ancient and timeless stream of knowledge needs no introduction to state its relevance in present modern times. What is needed is the cleansing of the dirt that has accumulated around it through ages, in the name of superstitions, superficial treatments, esoteric rituals, methods, entertainment―resulting in an escape from bare realities of life.This book is a collection of sessions of Acharya Prashant with genuine seekers who are fed-up of self-imposed bondages and are prepared to honestly pay the price for their liberation.➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖About Upanishads: The Sanskrit term Upaniṣad (from upa "by" and ni-ṣad "sit down") translates to "sitting down near", referring to the student sitting down near the teacher while receiving spiritual knowledge (Gurumukh). The Upanishads are commonly referred to as Vedānta. Vedanta has been interpreted as the "last chapters, parts of the Veda" and alternatively as "object, the highest purpose of the Veda". The concepts of Brahman (ultimate reality) and Ātman (soul, self) are central ideas in all of the Upanishads, and "know that you are the Ātman" is their thematic focus. Along with the Bhagavad Gita and the Brahmasutra, the mukhya Upanishads (known collectively as the Prasthanatrayi) provide a foundation for the several later schools of Vedanta.Around 108 Upanishads are known, of which the first dozen or so are the oldest and most important and are referred to as the principal or main (mukhya) Upanishads

MAA SHAKTI SHIVA Anthology of Source of Power

Author : Rakesh Kumar Mishra
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This book is collections of facts on Maa Shakti and Universe Creator Shiva. There are various names of Maa of Sati, Devi, Shakti, Kali and Durga etc. Shakti has always in daily prayers of every Hindu and gives enormous strength and confidence in daily life. With the above, To write a book on this subject with the help of Maa Shakti and Shiva, Creator of Universe. It is like a prayer to write a book on Maa Shakti and Shiva, Universe Creator. It was an experience of life of purification of mind and body going through the Three Parts of the Book. Part 1; Introduction of shakti & shiva Part 2; Fifty one shakti peethas, divine place of shakti Part 3; Twelve jyotirlingas, shvaambhu places of shiva

Cosmic Intelligence and You

Author : S Rengarajan
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Everyone is eager to know where one has come from and where one is heading to. Since the universe itself is a creation from the abstract source – God – it becomes difficult to give valid answers by realistic logics. Hence, all attempts to explain this phenomenon till now through inference, comparison, deduction, and belief have ended up inconclusively, leaving bits of confusion and dismay in many minds. In this book, an attempt is made to logically analyze the Vedantic axiom ‘God has desired, let me be many and savor the diversities’. This book begins with the invincible qualities of the Source of creation itself and then proceeds in logical steps as to how It has permeated through Its manifestations in various stages of their progress. Only an awareness that the self-healing phenomenon forms the basic building block in all entities helps the reader to follow the subject matter with ease. As the Source itself is an embodiment of unlimited faculties, one may find equal or perhaps more enthusiasm, while arriving at a relationship with the source & the self through the faculties naturally nurtured by one’s abilities. There are thus unlimited paths that lead one to bliss.

Children of Eden

Author : Martin Hinde
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Starting at the beginning – the creation story of Adam and Eve – the author traces the true origins of humankind using the best available evidence. This leads to the startling revelation that humankind may have originated as hominid Primates who have been genetically-modified by a higher civilization in our own Solar system. Created as hybrid Spiritual Beings bonded to physical Primate forms – this is the crux of the situation facing humankind. But there is a way out. Martin follows the path of some secret knowledge that was handed to a few from the creators of humankind: Knowledge that has been hoarded by elites and priesthood class, from the time of the Pharoahs and the’ Mystery Schools’, up to the present day. This is the knowledge that empowers humanity to break the chains of physical bondage, and allow our Spiritual Beings to rise to their auspicious place in the Cosmos. This book shows us a way out of the quagmire – that is our lives and our planet today – to a future where we can reconnect with our (true) higher Self; take back control of our lives, our governments, our environment; and leads us to the Return of Eden.

The Upanishads

Author : Swami Paramananda
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The Upanishads, a part of the Vedas, are ancient Sanskrit texts that contain some of the central philosophical concepts and ideas of Hinduism, some of which are shared with religious traditions like Buddhism and Jainism. Among the most important literature in the history of Indian religions and culture, the Upanishads played an important role in the development of spiritual ideas in ancient India, marking a transition from Vedic ritualism to new ideas and institutions.[6] Of all Vedic literature, the Upanishads alone are widely known, and their central ideas are at the spiritual core of Hindus.[2][7] The Upanishads are commonly referred to as Vedānta. Vedanta has been interpreted as the "last chapters, parts of the Veda" and alternatively as "object, the highest purpose of the Veda." The concepts of Brahman (ultimate reality) and Ātman (soul, self) are central ideas in all of the Upanishads, and "know that you are the Ātman" is their thematic focus. Along with the Bhagavad Gita and the Brahmasutra, the mukhya Upanishads (known collectively as the Prasthanatrayi) provide a foundation for the several later schools of Vedanta, among them, two influential monistic schools of Hinduism

Beliefs Rituals and Symbols of India

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Learn about India's fascinating religions, history, and folklore from Ganesh to Gandhi in this illuminating text.

A Citizen s Manifesto

Author : Mike Rana
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A Citizens Manifesto the Book The recent books published by the administrators, leaders and authors on the subjects that concern our country generally focus on a few burning issues or those which are popular for the time being. The problem with this specialised approach is that issues get constrained by the coverage scope of the book and the book fails to deal with the inter-related impact of issues. In contrast, the treatment of the majority of issues in the pages of one book, gives corrective action a reasonable chance. The book offers a coherent list of about two hundred such issues and complementing suggestions for shaking up our citizens from the materialistic slumber that they are currently in to some sort of awakening. Even if these ideas are simply kept at the back of mind while in the day to day living or at work place, the chances that we would be moving in the right direction are real. The complete list of these ideas is summarised in the last chapter The Manifesto. Relevance It is a simple book, not really recommended for reading by the historians, economists, sociologist or the Indian Administrative Services (I*S) officers who need a much heavier dose to satisfy their intellect ; in fact it should be banned for them. This book deals with ideas, emotions, and feelings and not with statistics, reports, tables, numbers or references and quotations. Those in the seats of power or in administration of the country generally are guided by their perception of the society by looking at it from their ivory towers. Reading this book from the viewpoint of a common citizen gives them the advantage of being closer to reality as seen by an average citizen. Readers For the citizens of India, for creating a big picture in mind of how the government is functioning, what are their constraints and how public can help. For the governance of India including politicians, for understanding the need for going into grass root level issues of the nation For the bright students, it provides material for improving grading and for the students in general it provides important material in simple and interesting form For the citizens of other developing countries, what they can learn from the Indian experience; countries like Pakistan, Eastern Europe, South East Asia and Latin American countries. For Western Countries to help them do business with India after making better informed decisions for a win-win situation. We expect a very large number of readers in England, South Africa, Canada and USA. Even from the view point of a traveller to India or school students going in for interviews this book provides adequate information as well answers to discussion topics. Unique Main Messages in the book Introducing a 4th wing Regulatory in the government for overseeing Legislative, Executive and Judiciary Reducing the number of national parties to 5 and regional to 3 per state Using media power to promote transparency and take over control Limiting the progress and GDP in order to conserve natural resources and control inflation Restructuring and revitalizing our cities and getting back to villages and Maha-Grams Reduction of laws, but intensification of its enforcement Delegating funds to Panchayati Raj level for empowerment of villages Discarding the ills of religion and cricket, and managing these industries sternly Getting away from reservations, subsidies, and policies that weaken the society Engaging our enemies in knowledge warfare where we can excel, instead of military or physical warfare Introducing compulsory army tenure and compulsory rural service by doctors Installing a good leader and politician but when in opposition establishing a shadow government Creating a real time intelligence correlation network (RICN) to tackle terrorism Recoveri

Mandukya Upanishad

Author : Charles Johnston
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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 shortest of all the older Upanishads is the Mandukya. Yet in some ways it contains fuller and deeper teaching than any other of these wonderful treatises of the Mysteries. For the theme of the Mandukya is the four degrees of consciousness, the Natural, the Psychical, the Spiritual, and the Divine, which make up the whole range of life, both manifested and unmanifested. Every word of this Upanishad is brimful of history, brimful of thought. . . . "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

The Upanishads

Author : Friedrich Max Müller
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The Upanishads

Author : F. M. Müller
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The Upanishads The Kh ndogya upanishad The Talavak ra upanishad The Aitareya ranyaka The Kaush taki br hmana upanishad the the V gasaneyi samhit upanishad

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The Upanishads The Kh ndogya upanishad The Talavak ra upanishad The Aitareya ranyaka The Kaush taki br hmana upanishad and the V gasaneyi samhit upanishad

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Sacred Books of the East The Upanishads pt 1

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The Sacred Books of the East The Upanishads pt 1 translated by F Max M ller

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The Religion and Philosophy of the Veda and Upanishads

Author : Arthur Berriedale Keith
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The Religion and Philosophy of the Veda and Upanishads

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Chandogya Upanishad

Author : Charles Johnston
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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

Brihadaranyaka Upanishad

Author : Charles Johnston
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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

Katha Upanishad

Author : Charles Johnston
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Charles Johnston's classic translation and commentary on one of the most profound of ancient sacred texts. The book also contains four 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. "Many Scriptures have been inspired by the Great Initiation, and in many is embodied the wisdom gained in the Great Initiation; were it not so, they would not be true Scriptures. There appears to be but one, known in the world today, which has taken the Great Initiation as its central theme: the Katha Upanishad, translated under the title In the House of Death. . . . "The central symbol of the Upanishad is this: The Father sends his Son into the realm of Death. After dwelling three days in the House of Death, the Son rises again and returns to his Father. . . . It represents the journey of the soul, descending into the House of Death, the world of our mortality; dwelling there three days, which represent the "three times," threefold time, perceived as past, present and future; and finally rising again from the House of Death, and returning to the Father. And at the same time this symbolism represents the initiation of a disciple, which initiation is a representation and summing up of the soul's journey to its divine consummation. . . . It needs no emphasis to make clear that the theme of this ancient Upanishad is the central theme of Christianity."-Charles Johnston