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The Upanishads: 2 (Easwaran's Classics of Indian Spirituality, 2) Hardcover – 28 February 2019
- Publisher : Nilgiri Press; Second edition (28 February 2019)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 384 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1586381318
- ISBN-13 : 978-1586381318
- Item Weight : 611 g
- Dimensions : 13.46 x 2.79 x 20.83 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: #321,242 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Here is an example. I was struck by a passage in the second half of Chandogya Upanishad 7.26.2. In Easwaran's work, it reads as follows:
"Control the senses and purify the mind. In a pure mind there is constant awareness of the self. Where there is constant awareness of the self, freedom ends bondage and joy ends sorrow."
I looked at the Sanskrit text (I am a student of Sanskrit) and found nothing like this! The translation from the rival OUP translation (by Patrick Olivelle) is accurate:
"When one's food is pure, one's being becomes pure; when one's being is pure, one's memory becomes strong; and when one acquires memory, all the knots are cut away."
What a difference!
Well worth a read if you have the time, patience and focus.