Upanishads - CD Selections Read by Christopher Isherwood

  • Upanishads - CD Selections Read by Christopher Isherwood
as translated by Swami Prabhavananda and Frederick Manchester

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

Hear how the oral tradition works as read by Christopher Isherwood, English novelist and co-translator with Swami Prabhavananda

  • 77 minutes audio CD - 0-87481-951-2
  • 77 minutes vinyl LP - 978-0-87481-549-8

We offer a CD that was originally brought out in 1976 as a double-LP record set. Re-mastered from the original tapes and slightly edited to fit both 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)

This CD has a lot of material. You may want to listen to it in sections. Isherwood's reading of the Katha Upanishad is of special note. This Upanishad tells the story of a young man who goes to the god of Death where he learns the secret of life. We used to listen to Chris read this scripture in the early morning hours at the Vedanta Society temple on Vivekananda's birthday. Needless to say, this translation is our favorite.

We offer a special price if you order the CD and the original book
77 minutes audio CD

optional book is 232 pages US quality paperback

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