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Reading List

My own personal Reading List

I will keep it updated with my current readings, as well as past readings, and links for you to find, and enjoy, these great works as well.

Current Reading: The Upanishads, translated by Eknath Easwaran

This book is from a three-part series that Easwaran compiled around 1987, which also includes The Bhagavad Gita and The Dhammapada. What a gifted author! So many times you find translations like these, so rife with western interpretation, you’re left to wonder if you’re really getting the intended meaning.

From the inside-rear ¬†of the book cover…

“Easwaran (1920-1999) brings to this volume a rare combination of credentials: knowledge of Sanskrit, an intuitive understanding of his Hindu legacy, and a mastery of English. He was chairman of the English department at a major Indian university when he came to the United States on a Fulbright fellowship in 1959.

A gifted teacher who lived for many years in the West, Easwaran explains the concepts underlying the classics of Indian spirituality in fresh, authoritative, and profoundly simple ways.”

Next Readings:

The Bhagavid Gita

The Dhammapada

Great Books of the Western World

(this page will be continually edited)

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