The Upanishads (Harper Colophon Books)

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The Upanishads are the oldest and clearest expression of the perennial philosophy that is the inner core of all the great religions. Passed down by word of mouth for five thousand years, they teach of an absolute and unified field of intelligence that underlies and permeates all creation. This divine ground is our own nature, and to bring our lives into conscious harmony with it is the ultimate purpose of human existence.

This lucid translation captures both the poetry and the precision of the original, rendering accessible an extraordinary body of spiritual wisdom as never before. Speaking from the depth of the everlasting NOW, the Upanishads make the mind soar and the heart sing, and point the soul to freedom.

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ALISTAIR SHEARER has postgraduate degrees in literature, Sanskrit, and Indian studies. He has lectured for many prestigious institutions, including London University, the British Museum, and the Royal Academy of Arts. A teacher of meditation, Shearer leads cultural tours to the Indian subcontinent (www.trishulatravel.com) and has published ten books. He lives in England.

PETER RUSSELL is one of the more revolutionary futurists and has been a keynote speaker at many international conferences in Europe, Japan, and the United States. He is the author of The TM Technique, The Global Brain Awakens, Waking Up in Time, and From Science to God (www.peterussell.com) and divides his time between England and Sausalito, California.

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Text: English (translation)

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