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The Upanishads (Penguin Classics)

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The Upanishads represent for the Hindu approximately what the New Testament represents for the Christian.

The earliest of these spiritual treatises, which vary greatly in length, were put down in Sanskrit between 800 and 400 BC. This selection from twelve Upanishads, with its illuminating introduction by Juan Mascaró, whose translation of the Bhagavad Gita is also in the Penguin Classics, reveals the paradoxical variety and unity, the great questions and simple answers, the spiritual wisdom and romantic imagination of these æHimalayas of the SoulÆ.

Synopsis:

"The Upanishads" represent for the Hindu approximately what the New Testament represents for the Christian. The earliest of these spiritual treatises, which vary greatly in length, were put down in Sanskrit between 800 and 400 BC.

About the Author

Juan Mascaró taught at Oxford University, Parameshvara College at Jaffna, the University of Barcelona, and Cambridge University. He also translated The Dhammapada and The Upanishads for Penguin Classics. He died in 1987.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140441635
Editor:
Mascaro, Juan
Author:
Wyatt, Thomas
Editor:
Mascaro, Juan
Author:
Anonymous
Author:
Mascaro, Juan
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
Harmondsworth, England
Subject:
General
Subject:
Comparative Religion
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Hinduism
Subject:
Theology
Subject:
Philosophy, hindu
Subject:
Hinduism - General
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Hinduism-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin Classics
Series Volume:
MS-5
Publication Date:
19651131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
7.75x5.02x.36 in. .23 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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