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The Principal Upanishads

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Believed to hold the secrets of unseen reality, The Upanishads are the most ancient of the Hindu texts. They hold the secrets of the divine and have inspired generations of devotees by their vision and inexhaustible spiritual powers. Now everyone, from serious scholars to spiritual seekers, can glimpse into the texts that have shaped a vital spiritual history.
Paperback, 960 pages
Published September 1st 1995 by HarperOne (first published 1989)
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Apr 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is my impression about the famous book by Sarvepalli Dr. Radhakrishnan, a great exponent of philosophy, especially of Indian philosophy and the 2nd President of the India. My self trying to write up a 'review' of the book authored by such a great thinker is like a bird trying to drink up the entire ocean. I know I am a simpleton when compared to the stature of Dr. S. Radhakrishnan. Therefore, I try to record my impressions about 'The Principal Upanishads', as a guide to the new aspirants t ...more
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Absolutely fabulous book! Professor Sarvepalli Radhakrishnaia is my academic, political and literary icon!
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One of the best books i've ever read. Opens up your mind and teaches you a lot about life.
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A detailed account of all the upanishads in their essence.
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My favourite book which gives complete picture of 108 Upanishads.....
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Nice overview for people who are a bit aware of principals of Hindu.
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Too much to digest in one book. Take your time to get most of it.
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Feb 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The best book for anyone interested in Upanishads and eastern spirituality. Radhakrishnan related verses with literature from Christian mysticism and Sufi Islam, making the book a one shop stop to learn about other mystical traditions as well.
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Bharat Ratna Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was an Indian philosopher and statesman. He was the first Vice-President of India (1952–1962) and subsequently the second President of India (1962–1967).

One of India's most influential scholars of comparative religion and philosophy, Radhakrishnan is thought of as having built a bridge between the East and the West by showing that the philosophical systems of