The Upanishads

Book Cover The Upanishads

Description

An 'Upanisad' is a teaching session with a guru, and these thirteen texts, the 'Principal Upanisads', form a series of philosophical discourses between teacher and student that question the inner meaning of the world. Composed from around the eighth century BCE, the Upanisads have been central to the development of Hinduism, and explore the central doctrines of rebirth, karma, overcoming death, and achieving detachment, equilibrium and spiritual bliss. Speaking to the reader in direct, unadorned prose or lucid verse, they embody humanity's perennial search for truth and knowledge.

Details

Author(s)
Valerie J. Roebuck
Format
Paperback | 592 pages
Dimensions
129 x 198 x 26.67mm | 408.23g
Publication date
01 May 2004
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint
PENGUIN CLASSICS
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition Statement
Rev ed.
ISBN10
0140447490
ISBN13
9780140447491
Bestsellers rank
178,085