Tuesday, July 12, 2011

From the Upanishad

This book is focused on the philosophical approach. It follows Shri Shankara’s Advaita Vedanta tradition, as interpreted by Shri Atmananda, a modern advaita philosopher who lived in Kerala State, India, 1883-1959.

The book is a collection of retellings from selected passages of the Upanishads. In these retellings, the rather compressed ideas of the original texts have been freely interpreted and elaborated, and often modified, to make them more accessible to a modern reader. Naturally, there is a price to be paid for such interpretation and modification. Since traditional ideas have thus been freely expressed in modern terms, the reader should understand that the retellings differ somewhat in their manner of expression from the traditional approach that is found in the originals.

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