Isavasya Upanishad

Upanishad

Book 3
Osmora Incorporated
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The Isa, also the Isavasya Upanishad be,

It from the Yajur Veda (Vajasaneyi) truly;

It teaches of God, world essential unity,

And of being and becoming very clearly;

It not so interested in Absolute in self be,

As in the Absolute in relation to world be;

It teaches that the life in this world but be,

Not incompatible to life in Divine Spirit truly;

Who beholds all beings in Self, Self in all be,

Never turns away from the Self - its part be.

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Munindra Misra has the rare unique distinction of authoring numerous books/ebooks on Sanatan Dharma / Hinduism in English rhyme, providing the reader with the pleasure of easily comprehending the elusive wisdom of the ancient Hindu renowned classical writings. He was honoured with a badge and awarded ‘Top Viewed Author Award’ by Knol – A unit of knowledge of Google in 2011.

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Publisher
Osmora Incorporated
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Published on
Oct 2, 2017
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Pages
21
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ISBN
9782765930389
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Language
English
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Genres
Philosophy / Hindu
Religion / Hinduism / Sacred Writings
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The Bhagavad Gita is the best known of all the Indian scriptures, and Eknath Easwaran’s best-selling translation is reliable, readable, and profound.

Easwaran's 55-page introduction places the Bhagavad Gita in its historical setting, and brings out the universality and timelessness of its teachings. Chapter introductions clarify key concepts, and notes and a glossary explain Sanskrit terms.

Easwaran grew up in the Hindu tradition in India, and learned Sanskrit from a young age. He was a professor of English literature before coming to the West on a Fulbright scholarship. A gifted teacher, he is recognized as an authority on the Indian classics and world mysticism.

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