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Kena Upanishad

With the Original Text in Sanskrit and Roman Transliteration

Kenopanishad is one of the major Upanishads containing the quintessence of the teachings of the ancient Indian seers. It represents their spiritual quest to apprehend the nature of the Ultimate below

About This Book

Kenopanishad is one of the major Upanishads containing the quintessence of the teachings of the ancient Indian seers. It represents their spiritual quest to apprehend the nature of the Ultimate Being and comprises the yearning for the wisdom that explains the relation of human life to the world and the reality. The beauty of this Upanishad is greatly enhanced by the dialogue between the disciple and the preceptor, through which it continues its quest.

Swami Muni Narayana Prasad, the renowned scholar on the Upanishadic tradition, renders a superbly novel analysis of this difficult text in the light of the modern man's need for value and spiritual security making a strikingly beautiful synthesis between the ancient and the modern. Presenting the teachings of Kenopanishad in the backdrop of the recent developments in the area of physics, chemistry, biology and psychology is no mean task and constitutes the exclusiveness of this book. The disciplines of science in the pursuit of the basic truth stumble at some invisible and unconceptualisable Reality, which may be another name for mysticism. Through very cogent arguments the author has successfully vindicated that mysticism is a corollary to scientific investigation and not opposed to it.

The author's prolonged association with the Upanishadic thought along with the insight he received from the works of his preceptors Narayana Guru and Nataraja Guru makes the commentaries of this text stimulating and unique. The original Sanskrit text along with the Roman transliteration and English paraphrasing enhance the value of this monumental commentary.

  • Binding: : Paperback
  • 13 Digit ISBN : 9788124605837
  • 10 Digit ISBN : 8124605831
  • Edition : 2nd Revised edition
  • Year : 2011
  • Pages : ix, 134 p.
  • Size : 22
  • Weight (approx.) : 220
  • Bibliographic Details : Glossary; Bibliography; Index


Section One

Memory and its Physical Basis
My Physical Existence is Unbounded
The Internal and the External
The Second Self of Man
Word and its Role in Life
The Human Bio-Computer
Computer and Intuition
The Programmer
Fear and its Removal
How is a Word Formulated?
What is Mind?
The Unknowability of Truth
How to Attain Knowledge
How do the Words of the Upanishad Help Us
The Mystery of the Word
An Analysis of the Self
Brahman not Worshippable

Section Two

Wisdom Cannot be Taught
How to Get Over
Who can Get Over
Our Sciences -- Physics
The Real Knowledge of Reality
The Eternal and the Transient
Content of the Self
One Consciousness, Many Functions
The Non-Duality
Immortality and its Attainment
Immortality, A Living Truth
Shankara's View
Ramanuja's View
Madhva's View
Narayana Guru's View
A Double Gain

Section Three

Arthavada Revalued
The Good and the Evil
Greatness, Relative and Absolutist
Devas and Asuras in us
Visible but Unknown
We also Don't See the Reality
The Only Saviour
The Special Place of Agni
Why Agni Fails
Two Aspects of Knowledge
A New Indra
Why the Yaksha Disappears
Disappearance of the World of Sufferings and the Emergence of Truth
Uma as a Guru
Why a Female Guru
Why the Daughter of the Himalayas

Section Four

The Ultimate Teaching
Appearance Gains a New Dimension
The Role of a Guru
Social Status and its Basis
Respectability of Wisdom
Brahmajnana is not Merely an Ideation
What is Adhyatma-Jnana
What is Adhidaivata
Two Metaphors
The Worshippable Aspect of Brahman
The Two-Sided Instruction
Why the Same Question is Repeated
We are the Questioners
Our Conditioned Mind
No Direct Answer Possible
No Private Teaching
Tapas (Austerity)
Dama (Self-Restraint)
Karma (Action)
Satyam (Truth)



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