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Wisdom of the Ancient Sages: Mundaka Upanishad

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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.

About the Author

Swami Rama, the founder of the Himalayan Institute, was one of the most remarkable figures of the twentieth century. His teachings, publications, and humanitarian efforts have rippled positive changes around the world, and have brought yoga into the lives of countless people. Swami Rama was born in Northern India in 1925, and was raised from childhood by the Himalayan sage Bengali Baba. He later 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 and established the Himalayan institute. His best-known work, Living with the Himalayan Masters, reveals the many facets of his wisdom and his embodiment of an ancient Himalayan tradition. You can view more of his teaching on the Himalayan Institute Wisdom Library.

Excerpt from the book

"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."

Product Details

Publisher: Himalayan Institute
Copyright: 1990, Current printing 2014
ISBN: 978-0-89389-120-6
151 pages
5.5" x 8.5"

Spirituality / Eastern Philosophy

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