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By Eknath Easwaran

Through his interpretation of 1 vital Upanishad, an historic knowledge textual content, Eknath Easwaran exhibits how the undying Indian culture deals counsel on how you can dwell this present day. Lyrical, dramatic, and encouraging, the Katha Upanishad offers the middle principles of Indian mysticism in a mythic tale all can relate to — the journey of a tender hero, Nachiketa, who passes into the dominion of dying looking for immortality. The King of demise checks his unravel, however the teen stands company, hard solutions to the age-old questions, "What is the aim of existence? What occurs to me while I die?" loss of life emerges because the excellent non secular consultant — direct, uncompromising, and not easy. Easwaran’s method of the Katha is either functional and common. He explains key Sanskrit phrases like karma and prana, illustrating them via daily anecdotes and wonderful analogies whereas putting Indian spirituality into the wider context of global mysticism.

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