The Upanishads  -  A One -Volume Abridgement

The Upanishads - A One -Volume Abridgement

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Author: Swami Nikhilananda
Translator(s)/ Editors(s): Swami Nikhilananda
Publisher: Advaita Ashram
Year: 2008
Language: English
Pages: 392
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8175053003


The Upanishads form the concluding portion and contain the essence of the Hindu faith. They record the direct and immediate spiritual experience of the rishis, the seers of truth, and have been passed down orally through a succession of illumined teachers.

They treat of the origin and destiny of the soul, the nature of the universe, and the nature of ultimate reality. The divinity of the soul, the oneness of humanity, and the indivisibility of the Godhead are discussed not as articles of faith, but as the truths of spiritual experiences.

Schopenhauer once said: ‘The Upanishads are the most rewarding and elevating reading possible in the world: they have been the solace of my life and will be that of my death’.


List of Abbreviations
Note on Pronunciation
General Introduction
Discussion of Brahman in the Upanishads
Katha Upanishad
Isa Upanishad
Kena Upanishad
Mundaka Upanishad
Svetasvatara Upanishad
Prasna Upanishad
Mandukya Upanishad
Aitareya Upanishad
Brihadaranyaka Upanishad
Taittiriya Upanishad
Chhandogya Upanishad