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The Pursuit of Power and Freedom

Katha Upanishad
translation and commentary by Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD

This is a new translation, with an extensive commentary, of the Katha Upanishad. It is a dialogue between an accomplished master, Yamaraja, and an ardent seeker, Nachiketa. Their burning desire for unveiling the mysteries of life enabled them to invest all their resources - physical, mental, and spiritual - in the pursuit to live and not to die.

Step-by-step, testing Nachiketa's preparedness for the highest truth, Yamaraja ultimately imparts Brahma vidya, the science and knowledge of the highest truth, on his student. This science, according to the scriptures, is absolute and transcendental - the essence of our soul. In order to receive this gift, we learn the steps necessary to prepare ourselves: how to cultivate a clear, calm, and tranquil mind; release the grip of our desires; shake off our inertia; and nurture a compassionate heart.

Product Details

Publisher: Himalayan Institute
Copyright: 2008
ISBN: 978-0-893892746
136 pages
6" x 9"

Spirituality / Eastern Philosophy

About the Author

Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD, is a modern-day master and living link to the unbroken Himalayan Tradition. He is the successor of Sri Swami Rama of the Himalayas and the spiritual head of the Himalayan Institute. As a leading voice of and the author of 15 books, his teachings offer practical guidance on applying yogic and tantric wisdom to modern life. Over the past 35 years, Pandit Tigunait has touched innumerable lives around the world as a teacher, humanitarian, and visionary spiritual leader.

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