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The Upanishads

By: Thomas Egenes,Vernon Katz
Narrated by: Tom Perkins
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Publisher's Summary

The Upanishads are often considered the most important literature from ancient India. Yet many academic translators fail to capture the work's philosophical and spiritual subtlety, while others convey its poetry at the cost of literal meaning. This new translation by Vernon Katz and Thomas Egenes fills the need for an Upanishads that is clear, simple, and insightful - yet remains faithful to the original Sanskrit. As Western Sanskrit scholars who have spent their lives immersed in meditative practice, Katz and Egenes offer a unique perspective in penetrating the depths of Eastern wisdom and expressing these insights in modern yet poetic language. Their historical introduction is suited to newcomers and experienced listeners alike, providing the perfect entry to this unparalleled work.

©2015 Vernon Katz and Thomas Egenes (P)2015 Tantor

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"This beautiful new translation of The Upanishads by Katz and Egenes takes us full circle, conveying to our modern times the work's authentic message of transcendence and unity." (David Lynch, author of Catching the Big Fish)

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  • 12-07-17

horriable

sounds like I'm listening to someone reading instructions for a medicine. The sound of his voice worse than the medicine.

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Read too quickly!! narrator needs to slow down

Read too quickly!! narrator needs to slow down.
needs to be read as sacred wisdom...bummer

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TOP FLIGHT QUATUM SIPLITITY. (UNDANM! )

I AM IAM I AM I AM IAM IAM IAM IA IAM LOVE THE BODY THAT GIVES YOU WATER BUT LOVE THE WATER MORE.

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From those who know...

Egenes and Katz are both true scholars in that they practice the techniqes described in their translations. The description of the fourth major state of consciousness is correct both in translation and in direct experience of that state. How then could the translation be wrong? They aren't mistaking a rope for a snake... This translation of these texts work for me because I too regularly experience that fourth state. I know these goys got it right.

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Rest for the soul, dynamism for a full life

Tom Egenes is my Sanskrit professor. He is a living embodiment of "let these truths abide in us". The brilliance of his self-effulgent being shines throughout and Vernon's work - rest for the soul and dynamism for a full life.

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If you are reading this you already have an idea

of what this book contains. It can be confusing at times, will be reading again.

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The Te Tao Ching of Hindu philosophy.

Krishna is regarded as the Way. We can find balance in Krishna as Krishna is inside us all. Krishna is spinning an infinite number of wheels in an infinite number of universes. Krishna is inside, pervading the essence of everything.

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Can’t even pronounce the Sanskrit words properly

I couldn’t stand even 30 seconds. Everyone wants to be publish a book based on half baked knowledge passed on from a telephone game. Not sure if upnishads can be commented on by non-Indian overnight experts who do can’t pronounce the names properly.

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Really easy

Really easy to understand and tied a lot of loose ends up for me. I will be returning to this one as I continue.

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Poor performance. Excellent translation.

The reader does not know Sanskrit pronunciation and seems to have little understanding or feeling for the material. Clear enunciation, but no heart. Having enjoyed the hard copy very much, I was looking forward to the audio book. Very disappointing!