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The Pursuit of Power and Freedom: Katha Upanishad

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translation and commentary by Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD

The Pursuit of Power and Freedom is a new translation of the Katha Upanishad. This book contains extensive dialogue and commentary between an accomplished master, Yamaraja, and an ardent seeker, Nachiketa. Their burning desire to unveil the mysteries of life enabled them to invest all their resources—physical, mental, and spiritual—in the effort to transcend death.

Step by step, Yamaraja tests Nachiketa's preparedness, eventually imparting Brahma vidya, the science and knowledge of the highest truth, to his student.

According to the ancient yogic scriptures, the realization that Yamaraja imparts 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.

About the Author

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

Product Details

Publisher: Himalayan Institute
Copyright: 2008
ISBN: 978-0-89389-274-6
136 pages
6" x 9"

Spirituality / Eastern Philosophy

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