Svetäsvataropanisad: The Knowledge That Liberates

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Svetäsvataropanisad: The Knowledge That Liberates

Svetäsvataropanisad: The Knowledge That Liberates.
Devatta Kali

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This original translation of the Svetäsvataropanisad is the result of five years of intensive research, contemplation, writing, and rewriting, and it represents a ground-breaking study of one of Hinduism’s greatest and most challenging sacred texts.

For centuries proponents of the Vedänta and Säàkhya schools have tried to impose their interpretations on the work, much to the confusion of those who want to benefit from its wisdom. This translation and commentary begin with the premise, hidden in plain sight, that the Upaniñad in fact represents a Shaivite point of view. With this understanding all the thorny issues of interpretation are resolved, and for the first time the intended meaning shines forth in full coherence and glory.

The Svetäsvataropanisad is the most beautiful of all the Upaniñads, and this translation aims to capture its ecstatic response to the wonders of creation while pointing the reader toward the even greater wonder of its source. Life can be joy, and enlightenment arises from knowledge. Those are the two main themes of this remarkable text.

The translation and commentary also bring to life the personality of the seer Svetäsvataropanisad, who from time to time delights in provocation and word play, all meant to let the reader share in the joy of his liberated vision, wherein all this world is an expression of the Divine.

Devatta Kali is the author of In Praise of the Goddess and Veiling Brilliance

2011
484 pages • 6 x 9
Paperback • ISBN 978-0-89254-166-9
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