• Upanishads

  • The Indian Spirituality of Kundalini Awakening. Yoga-Kundalini Upanishad
  • By: Indira Easwaran
  • Narrated by: Anne Warner, Jessica Caruso
  • Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (29 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Learn about Hinduism by listening to its most important texts - the Upanishads!

Have you always been interested in Hinduism but didn’t know where to start? The Upanishads are ancient texts explaining mediations, philosophy, and spiritual ideas of Hinduism.

The Vedas are the core scriptures of Hinduism. In Sanskrit, "Veda" translates to knowledge. These texts offer exactly that - timeless, ancient knowledge and an understanding of some of the highest ideas mankind has ever had. 

The Upanishads represent the oldest and most revered part of the Vedas. They are the beating heart of Hinduism thought and practice. For centuries, these texts were memorized and passed through generations by oral transmission. They predate Buddhism and Christianity and fascinate both Western and Eastern modern philosophers.

Two central topics covered by the Upanishads are concepts of brahman and atman.

Brahman represents the all-pervasive fabric of our reality. It’s timeless, infinite, and eternal, the truth that never changes but causes all change. All existence is described by brahman, manifested or not. It’s formless, but contains all forms.

Atman, on the other hand, signifies the inner self, what we call the soul. It’s the immortal essence of all living beings, humans, animals, and trees. The Upanishads state that the true self of a person is not to be found in their body, mind, or ego - the true self is always atman. As such, it’s eternal and at the core of every being.

The relationship between brahman and atman is discussed throughout the Upanishads and by Hindu philosophers ever since. Some say they are the absolutely same; some say they are the same, but different.

Since they were translated in the 19th century, the Upanishads have fascinated and impressed the Western minds. There’s no source better to reveal the wisdom of Hinduism, its philosophy, and spiritual practices.

©2020 Indira Easwaran (P)2020 Indira Easwaran

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  • 03-21-22

aweful disappointment terrible performance

listening to the mispronunciations and expecting the lessons and teachings of the upanishads, seemed reasonable. this was not awesome. listen the entire way, in hopes there would be something wonderful. it's in me to get the lessons. the performance was easily the worst I've gotten on audible

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Terrible Robotic Narration that drains that magic out of the text

The narration is unfortunate and robotic.

It’s like someone just reading words without considering the meaning or theme.

The Upanishad is great but this narration is ghastly.

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Lot of valuable information have in this audiobook

Author is discussed in this book about the Upanishads and Hindu philosophers ever since. Have you always been interested in Hinduism but didn’t know where to start? this audiobook is for you. Lot of valuable information have in this audiobook.

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This book provides a very good guideline

This book provides a very good guideline. Its leads a joyful journey through a key scripture of the all greatest Upanishads. This book is an excellent way to learn.

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This audio book gave me lots of tips

Really fantastic audiobook on Kundalini Upanishad, and for a teaching of all eastern philosophy. This audio book gave me lots of tips. I am completely satisfied with this Upanishads audio book

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Great information and helpful advice

Such an incredible audiobook. This book made it very easy to understand the Upanishads and apply that knowledge to everyday life. Thanks Author for creating a helpful audiobook.

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Helpful if you need to know about Hinduism

Author focused too much on death related topics and painted by his own experience. I would recommend this book if you are looking for a true essence of Upanishads. Helpful if you need to know about Hinduism.

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This audiobook really helped me so much

There are many vital points but the main important thing this book states is that Hinduism is a way of life. This audiobook really helped me so much.

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I really enjoyed the book on audible

It gives info about Upanishads which are considered repositories of the central philosophical concepts of Hinduism. All of the important content of this book, which is amazing and this audiobook's sound quality is awesome. I really enjoyed the book on audible.

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  • 11-02-21

Incomprehensible

I have no clue what I just listened to. The bibliography of Eknath Easwaran is far better.