Reading the Upanishads: Isha Verse 17 + 18

We are doing a scripture study together: reading along through some scriptures and discussing the passages. I've started with the Isha Upanishad. Today we are reading the last two verses and finishing the Isha. Starting next week, scripture reading will be moving to my new sister blog, the White Hindu Premium. This is a subscription-based blog that will allow you access to more in-depth posts, materials, advice, and video chats with me. Check out the intro! We will be starting on The Bhagavad … [Read more...]


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Reading the Upanishads: Isha Verse Sixteen

We are doing a scripture study together: reading along through some scriptures and discussing the passages. I've started with the Isha Upanishad.Here are a few different translations of verse 16 of the Isha Upanishad...16) O Nourisher, lone Traveller of the sky! Controller! O Sun, Offspring of Prajapati! Gather Your rays; withdraw Your light. I would see, through Your grace, that form of Yours which is the fairest. I am indeed He, that Purusha, who dwells there. … [Read more...]


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Reading the Upanishads: Isha Verse Fifteen

We are doing a scripture study together: reading along through some scriptures and discussing the passages. I've started with the Isha Upanishad.Here are a few different translations of verse 15 of the Isha Upanishad...15) The door of the Truth is covered by a golden disc. Open it, O Nourisher! Remove it so that I who have been worshipping the Truth may behold It. -From http://www.swamij.com/upanishad-isha.htm15) Truth lies concealed by golden vessel. Do thou o Sun! Open the e … [Read more...]


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Reading the Upanishads: Isha Part Ten

We are doing a scripture study together: reading along through some scriptures and discussing the passages. I've started with the Isha Upanishad.I have a translation of the Upanishads done by Eknath Easwaran, a teacher whom I deeply trust and love. In this book there is an introduction before each translation with some insight from Easwaran.Here is a link to the Amazon page for the book I have:However, today I am going to use a different translation. Thanks to our bedbug … [Read more...]


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Reading the Upanishads: Part Nine

I thought it would be nice to read along through some scriptures and discuss the passages. I have a translation of the Upanishads done by Eknath Easwaran, a teacher whom I deeply trust and love. In this book there is an introduction before each translation with some insight from Easwaran.Here is a link to the Amazon page for the book I have:Verses 9 to 11 of the Easwaran translation of the Isha Upanishad are... In dark night live those for whomThe world without alone is real; in … [Read more...]


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Reading the Upanishads: Part Seven

I thought it would be nice to read along through some scriptures and discuss the passages. I have a translation of the Upanishads done by Eknath Easwaran, a teacher whom I deeply trust and love. In this book there is an introduction before each translation with some insight from Easwaran.Here is a link to the Amazon page for the book I have:The seventh verse of the Easwaran translation of the Isha Upanishad is... Those who see all creatures in themselvesAnd themselves in all … [Read more...]


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Reading the Upanishads: Part Six

I thought it would be nice to read along through some scriptures and discuss the passages. I have a translation of the Upanishads done by Eknath Easwaran, a teacher whom I deeply trust and love. In this book there is an introduction before each translation with some insight from Easwaran.Here is a link to the Amazon page for the book I have:The sixth verse of the Easwaran translation of the Isha Upanishad is... Those who see all creatures in themselvesAnd themselves in all … [Read more...]


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Reading the Upanishads: Part Five

I thought it would be nice to read along through some scriptures and discuss the passages. I have a translation of the Upanishads done by Eknath Easwaran, a teacher whom I deeply trust and love. In this book there is an introduction before each translation with some insight from Easwaran.Here is a link to the Amazon page for the book I have:The fifth verse of the Easwaran translation of the Isha Upanishad is... The Self seems to move, but is ever still.he seems far away, but is … [Read more...]


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