Upanishads: Breath of the Eternal (with cd)

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  • Upanishads: Breath of the Eternal
by Swami Prabhavananda and Frederick Manchester
Read by Christopher Isherwood

A dramatic reading of the Upanishads by English playwright Christopher Isherwood. He reads the Swami Prabhavananda/Frederick Manchester translation of the Upanishads: Breath of the Eternal.

  • 77 minutes audio CD
    including book
    197 pages US quality paperback

In ancient times, scriptures were recited. There were few if any books.

Hear how the oral tradition works in this reading of the Upanishads, including especially the Katha Upanishad. Re-mastered from the original tapes and slightly edited to fit the original vinyl records on one audio CD.

The following Upanishads are on the CD:

Isha (2:10)
Katha (20:16
Aitareya (4:35)
Brihadaranyaka (19:45)
Svetasvatara (13:20)
Taittiriya (7:45)
Chandogya (9:43)

Isherwood's reading of the Katha Upanishad is worth noting. The Katha Upanishad tells the story of a young man who goes to the god of Death to learn the secret of life. We used to listen to Chris read this scripture in the early morning on Swami Vivekananda's birthday. Needless to say, this translation is our favorite.


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Review By Tim Hennessey

The Upanishads

What an informative view of the Upanishads, A very comprehensive and easy to read book.