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Wisdom of the Ancient Sages

Mundaka Upanishad
Swami Rama

In Wisdom of the Ancient Sages, Swami Rama shares with the modern world the powerful and inspiring teachings of one of the worlds greatest spiritual texts: the Mundaka Upanishad. This beautiful translation and commentary affirms human nature as peaceful, creative, and transcendent. Its message will assist anyone who seeks to walk the path of personal and spiritual development.

Product Details

Publisher: Himalayan Institute
Copyright: 1990, Current printing 2014
ISBN: 978-0-893891206
151 pages
5.5" x 8.5"

Spirituality / Eastern Philosophy

About the Author

One of the greatest adepts, teachers, writers, and humanitarians of the 20th century, Swami Rama (1925-1996) is the founder of the Himalayan Institute. Born in Northern India, he was raised from early childhood by the Himalayan sage, Bengali Baba. He traveled from monastery to monastery and studied with a variety of Himalayan saints and sages. Swami Rama also received higher education in both India and Europe. From 1949 to 1952, he held the prestigious position of Shankaracharya in South India. He then returned to his master to receive further training at his cave monastery. In 1969 he came to the United States. His best known work, Living With the Himalayan Masters, reveals the many facets of this singular adept and demonstrates his embodiment of the living tradition of the East.


"The Upanishadic teachings are like flowers gathered from the garden of the limitless. The seers, the teachers of the Upanishads, strung a thread through these flowers, so that each teaching become a garland. Today's world is passing through a serious crisis: stress, unhappiness, and diseases are increasing.

Mankind had forgotten the ancient landmark of its noble history. I pray that modern men and women become aware that life has two aspects-within and without. Without construction this bridge of understanding-between within and without, between ancient and modern-real happiness, peace and bliss are unattainable."

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