Edited by Joseph Campbell
An authoritative complete translation of the Upanishads written in good English by the translator of the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna.
- 4 volumes US hardbacks
Translated from the Sanskrit with detailed Introductions, Notes and Explorations
based on the commentary of Shankara (Sankara) by the great eighth-century Indian philosopher and mystic.
Volume I: Isa, Katha, Kena, and Mundaka Upanishads. Includes an introduction containing a general outline, the metaphysics, and the psychology of Hinduism.
Volume II: Svetasvatara, Prasna, and Mandukya Upanishads. Includes an introduction embodying a study of Hindu ethics.
Volume III: Aitareya, Brihadaranyaka Upanishads. With an introduction describing rituals, meditations, worship, and other spiritual practices of Vedic times
Volume IV: Taittitiya, Chhandogya Upanishads. With detailed introductions describing symbology and rituals combined with meditation
319 pages, US hardback, Volume I ISBN 0-911206-15-9
390 pages, US hardback, Volume II ISBN 0-911206-16-7
392 pages, US hardback, Volume III ISBN 0-911206-17-5
406 pages, US hardback, Volume IV ISBN 0-911206-18-3
1,507+ pages, US hardback, 4-volume set
I have purchased all four volumes but have completed reading just the first. Nikhilananda has performed a truly great service to this Western student of Vedanta. His introductory discussion on the nature of Brahman is as deep as it wide, assisting one to understand the nature of the Real through the eyes of the Upanishads. The inclusion of Shankaras commentary is helpful but overwhelming at first. If you purchase this set, please also consider Nikhilanandas translation of the Bhagavad Gita which also includes Shankaras commentaries as well as a fine introduction to the Gita and an overview of the Mahabarata.