Warning: include(domaintitles/domaintitle_wiki.exoticindiaart.php3): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/exotic/newexotic/header.php3 on line 761

Warning: include(): Failed opening 'domaintitles/domaintitle_wiki.exoticindiaart.php3' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php') in /home/exotic/newexotic/header.php3 on line 761

Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Sign In  |  Sign up
Your Cart (0)
Best Deals
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Books > Hindu > Upanishads > Katha > Katha Upanisad
Subscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Katha Upanisad
Pages from the book
Katha Upanisad
Look Inside the Book
Description
About the Book

This volume is based on the commentary on the Katha Upanisad given by Shri Anirvan during his talks in Calcutta in 1958.

Katha Upanisad holds an important place in Indian philosophy. Though, men know the difference between the preferable good way and the way of pleasures, they generally take to the way of pleasures. In this Upanisad, through the dialogue between Yama-the god of death and Naciketa, a search has been undertaken to find the way of abstinence (nivrtti) from the way of natural activity (pravrtti). With diligence one can see the great difference between Knowledge and Ignorance, between Virtue (dharma) and Sin (adharma) and one can discover an unknown world where all these differences dissolve, where Truth and Harmony are realized. The real and secret inner truth, the eternal and Universal Dharma is laid in this Supreme Truth. Being pleased with the faith, aspiration and illumined intelligence of Naciketa, Yama-the deity of Dharma gracefully bestows this Supreme Truth to Naciketa.

The extra-ordinary discussion on Brahman in the Katha-Upanisad is the nerve centre of the spiritual sadhana of India. This discussion about Brahman found in these talks on Katha-Upanisad by Srimat Anirvan will open up new vistas of Truth.

Preface

Srimat Anirvan, the Vedic Savant, the seer of Truth is no more with us. During his life-time, the Burdwan University was honoured to have published his commentaries on the three Upanisads, Isa, Aitareya and Kena as the first three volumes of the Upanisat Prasamga Series. By going through these three Upanisads, one can understand, what should be the standard of the books published by any University. Of course, though conscious, we cannot maintain this standard as it is very difficult to get books of such high standard for publication. It was Srimat Anirvan's wish to complete the commentary of Katha- Upanisad and get it published. But destiny willed otherwise. Based on his talks, Sri Gautam Dharmapal and Smt. Gouri Dharmapal have compiled this commentary on the Katha- Upanisad. Like other volumes of the Upanisat Prasamga Series, the great scholar and singer Dr. Gobinda Gopal Mukopadhyay has gone through this manuscript as well and has helped us in all ways in getting it published. Of course, he is a famous professor of the Burdwan University and one of us. We are pleased to see his great love and generous feelings for the University even after retirement. The Burdwan University in general and myself in particular, feel obliged to the Dharmapal couple for allowing us to publish this 'Katha-Upanisad' as the fourth volume of the University Upanisat Prasamga Series. We convey our gratitude to them.

Those who are a little conversant with Indian philosophy surely know what an important place, Katha-Upanisad holds. Though, men know the difference between the preferable good way and the way of pleasures, they generally take to the way of pleasures. In this Upanisad, through the dialogue between Yama-the god of death and Naciketa, a search has been undertaken to find the way of abstinence (nivrtti) from the way of natural activity (pravrtti). With diligence we can see the great difference between Knowledge and Ignorance, between Virtue (dharma) and Sin (adharma) and we can discover an unknown world where all these differences dissolve, where Truth and Harmony are realized. The real and secret inner truth, the eternal and Universal Dharma is laid in this Supreme Truth. Being pleased with the faith, aspiration and illumined intelligence of Naciketa, Yama-the deity of Dharma gracefully bestows this Supreme Truth to Naciketa.

The extra-ordinary discussion on Brahman that we find in the Katha-Upanisad is the nerve centre of the spiritual sadhana of India. We sincerely believe that this discussion about Brahman found in these talks on Katha-Upanisad by Srimat Anirvan will open up new vistas of Truth before the readers. Gathering strength from that faith we present this Upanisad before the readers as our offering of faith and respect to Srimat Anirvan. We sincerely hope all those who read this book will benefit from it and move forward towards Truth and Harmony.






 

CONTENTS
1 Prologue 7
2 Preface 11
3 Shri Anirvan 13
4 Introduction 15
5 Peace Invocation 21
  Part I  
6 Canto 1 27
7 Canto 2 84
8 Canto 3 140
  Part II  
9 Canto 1 175
10 Canto 2 221
11 Canto 3 270
  Index 353













Katha Upanisad

Item Code:
NAM577
Cover:
Paperback
Edition:
2016
ISBN:
9788188643608
Language:
English
Size:
8.5 inch X 5.5 inch
Pages:
360
Other Details:
Weight of the Book: 455 gms
Price:
$25.00   Shipping Free
Look Inside the Book
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Katha Upanisad

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 2256 times since 11th Jan, 2017
About the Book

This volume is based on the commentary on the Katha Upanisad given by Shri Anirvan during his talks in Calcutta in 1958.

Katha Upanisad holds an important place in Indian philosophy. Though, men know the difference between the preferable good way and the way of pleasures, they generally take to the way of pleasures. In this Upanisad, through the dialogue between Yama-the god of death and Naciketa, a search has been undertaken to find the way of abstinence (nivrtti) from the way of natural activity (pravrtti). With diligence one can see the great difference between Knowledge and Ignorance, between Virtue (dharma) and Sin (adharma) and one can discover an unknown world where all these differences dissolve, where Truth and Harmony are realized. The real and secret inner truth, the eternal and Universal Dharma is laid in this Supreme Truth. Being pleased with the faith, aspiration and illumined intelligence of Naciketa, Yama-the deity of Dharma gracefully bestows this Supreme Truth to Naciketa.

The extra-ordinary discussion on Brahman in the Katha-Upanisad is the nerve centre of the spiritual sadhana of India. This discussion about Brahman found in these talks on Katha-Upanisad by Srimat Anirvan will open up new vistas of Truth.

Preface

Srimat Anirvan, the Vedic Savant, the seer of Truth is no more with us. During his life-time, the Burdwan University was honoured to have published his commentaries on the three Upanisads, Isa, Aitareya and Kena as the first three volumes of the Upanisat Prasamga Series. By going through these three Upanisads, one can understand, what should be the standard of the books published by any University. Of course, though conscious, we cannot maintain this standard as it is very difficult to get books of such high standard for publication. It was Srimat Anirvan's wish to complete the commentary of Katha- Upanisad and get it published. But destiny willed otherwise. Based on his talks, Sri Gautam Dharmapal and Smt. Gouri Dharmapal have compiled this commentary on the Katha- Upanisad. Like other volumes of the Upanisat Prasamga Series, the great scholar and singer Dr. Gobinda Gopal Mukopadhyay has gone through this manuscript as well and has helped us in all ways in getting it published. Of course, he is a famous professor of the Burdwan University and one of us. We are pleased to see his great love and generous feelings for the University even after retirement. The Burdwan University in general and myself in particular, feel obliged to the Dharmapal couple for allowing us to publish this 'Katha-Upanisad' as the fourth volume of the University Upanisat Prasamga Series. We convey our gratitude to them.

Those who are a little conversant with Indian philosophy surely know what an important place, Katha-Upanisad holds. Though, men know the difference between the preferable good way and the way of pleasures, they generally take to the way of pleasures. In this Upanisad, through the dialogue between Yama-the god of death and Naciketa, a search has been undertaken to find the way of abstinence (nivrtti) from the way of natural activity (pravrtti). With diligence we can see the great difference between Knowledge and Ignorance, between Virtue (dharma) and Sin (adharma) and we can discover an unknown world where all these differences dissolve, where Truth and Harmony are realized. The real and secret inner truth, the eternal and Universal Dharma is laid in this Supreme Truth. Being pleased with the faith, aspiration and illumined intelligence of Naciketa, Yama-the deity of Dharma gracefully bestows this Supreme Truth to Naciketa.

The extra-ordinary discussion on Brahman that we find in the Katha-Upanisad is the nerve centre of the spiritual sadhana of India. We sincerely believe that this discussion about Brahman found in these talks on Katha-Upanisad by Srimat Anirvan will open up new vistas of Truth before the readers. Gathering strength from that faith we present this Upanisad before the readers as our offering of faith and respect to Srimat Anirvan. We sincerely hope all those who read this book will benefit from it and move forward towards Truth and Harmony.






 

CONTENTS
1 Prologue 7
2 Preface 11
3 Shri Anirvan 13
4 Introduction 15
5 Peace Invocation 21
  Part I  
6 Canto 1 27
7 Canto 2 84
8 Canto 3 140
  Part II  
9 Canto 1 175
10 Canto 2 221
11 Canto 3 270
  Index 353













Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy
Based on your browsing history
Loading... Please wait

Items Related to Katha Upanisad (Hindu | Books)

Katha Upanisad: With the Commentary of Sankaracarya (Shankaracharya)
by Trans. By. Swami Gambhirananda
Paperback (Edition: 2018)
Advaita Ashram
Item Code: IDE185
$6.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Mystery of The Soul: Katha Upanishad (An Old and Rare Book)
Item Code: NAL797
$18.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Secret of The Katha Upanishad
by SWAMI KRISHNANANDA
Paperback (Edition: 2006)
The Divine Life Society
Item Code: IDH424
$12.50
SOLD
Katha Upanisad (with the original text in Sanskrit and Roman transliteration)
Deal 20% Off
Item Code: IDF274
$15.00$12.00
You save: $3.00 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Upanishads (Katha  - Prashana - Mundaka)
by Sri M
Paperback (Edition: 2017)
Magenta Press and Publication Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: NAM891
$22.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Testimonials
Thank you for such wonderful books on the Divine.
Stevie, USA
I have bought several exquisite sculptures from Exotic India, and I have never been disappointed. I am looking forward to adding this unusual cobra to my collection.
Janice, USA
My statues arrived today ….they are beautiful. Time has stopped in my home since I have unwrapped them!! I look forward to continuing our relationship and adding more beauty and divinity to my home.
Joseph, USA
I recently received a book I ordered from you that I could not find anywhere else. Thank you very much for being such a great resource and for your remarkably fast shipping/delivery.
Prof. Adam, USA
Thank you for your expertise in shipping as none of my Buddhas have been damaged and they are beautiful.
Roberta, Australia
Very organized & easy to find a product website! I have bought item here in the past & am very satisfied! Thank you!
Suzanne, USA
This is a very nicely-done website and shopping for my 'Ashtavakra Gita' (a Bangla one, no less) was easy. Thanks!
Shurjendu, USA
Thank you for making these rare & important books available in States, and for your numerous discounts & sales.
John, USA
Thank you for making these books available in the US.
Aditya, USA
Been a customer for years. Love the products. Always !!
Wayne, USA
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2020 © Exotic India