The Upanishads

Why it’s important:

  • The Upanishads are a collection of texts of religious and philosophical nature, written in India between c. 800 BCE and c. 500 BCE, to engage in the pursuit of spiritual progress.
  • Upanishads are not a pure philosophy, but rather a mix of practicality along with the philosophy. 

Why I like this book:

  • Eknath Easwaran makes this challenging text more accessible by selecting the passages most relevant to current era readers seeking timeless truths.