Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Sign In  |  Sign up
Your Cart (0)
Best Deals
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Books > Hindu > Upanishads > Kena > Kena Upanisad: With the Commentary of Sankaracarya (Shankaracharya)
Subscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Kena Upanisad: With the Commentary of Sankaracarya (Shankaracharya)
Pages from the book
Kena Upanisad: With the Commentary of Sankaracarya (Shankaracharya)
Look Inside the Book
Description
Back of Book

The present work of Madhusudana Sarasvati, the Gudhartha Dipika (an Annotation revealing the true import of the Gita) is probably the greatest of his many literary works. Though there are many classical commentaries on the Gita, this works stand next only to Sri Shankaracharya's commentary as regards clarity, depth, and originality.

This book is a valuable addition to our publications and is highly recommended to serious students of Indian philosophy and religion.

 

PREFACE TO THE THIRD EDITION

This new edition of the Kena Upanisad has been thoroughly revised by the author himself In the matter of printing, to facilitate things for the reader, more space is given between the translation of the text and the translation of the bhasya. In the references, where only the figures without the name of any book occur, they refer to the sloka of this particular Upanisad.

 

PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION

It gladdens our heart to publish the Kena Upanisad in the present series, soon after the release of the Isa Upanisad. This is the sixth Upanisad to appear sep- arately in the current series, taking each of them entirely from the author’s earlier two-volume edition, Eight Upanisads. Only two more, the Katha, and the Taittiriya, remain to come out,* the rest having already been published during the last one year and a half Like the Isa Upanisads, the Kena: also derives its name from the very first word (Kena) of the opening verse of this Upanisad. It is also called the Talavakaropanisad, as it forms a part of the Talavakara or Jaimini Brahmana.

Among the principal Upanisads, though it is one of the shorter ones, its spiritual significance is great, because Sri Sankaracarya considered it necessary to write two commentaries on this text, namely pada- bhasya and vakya-bhasya. In this edition, only the former has been translated. In the translation of the commentary, the words quoted from the text by the Acarya are given in italics. These are followed by commas and the English equivalents. Informative explanatory footnotes have been added wherever necessary.

In the Kena: Upanisad, we get the notion of the ultimate Reality as the origin, ground, and goal of all the manifold manifestation. It speaks of the Reality as the inner self behind all our conceptions and perceptions, after freeing It from all touch of relativity and finitude. It reveals the spiritual Reality as a given fact of experience—pratibodha viditam matam. It contains the illuminating story of Uma (Haimavati) imparting spiritual knowledge t0 the gods, who thought in a moment of self-conceit and self—forget— fulness that they were all-powerful. Their eyes were opened by right knowledge.

Finally this Upanisad lays great stress on the unique opportunity given to human birth in the spiritual evolution and unfoldment of the soul. Further, it emphatically declares that Self-realization, is to be had in this very life, and warns that, if we do not attain it here and now, ‘then there is great destruction’. Such is the immense value of this Upanisad. It is our privilege, we consider, to place this book in the hands of all earnest seekers of the Upanisadic thought who wish to benefit by its study.

 

Sample Pages





Of Related Interest:

Life of Shankaracharya - The Adventures of a Poet Philosopher

Click Here for an Exhaustive Collection of Books Relating to Shankaracharya

Kena Upanisad: With the Commentary of Sankaracarya (Shankaracharya)

Item Code:
IDE175
Cover:
Paperback
Edition:
2009
Publisher:
ISBN:
9788175070686
Language:
English
Size:
6.8" X 4.7"
Pages:
65
Other Details:
Weight of Book 52 gms
Price:
$5.50   Shipping Free
Look Inside the Book
Be the first to rate this product
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Kena Upanisad: With the Commentary of Sankaracarya (Shankaracharya)
From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 12192 times since 3rd Sep, 2015
Back of Book

The present work of Madhusudana Sarasvati, the Gudhartha Dipika (an Annotation revealing the true import of the Gita) is probably the greatest of his many literary works. Though there are many classical commentaries on the Gita, this works stand next only to Sri Shankaracharya's commentary as regards clarity, depth, and originality.

This book is a valuable addition to our publications and is highly recommended to serious students of Indian philosophy and religion.

 

PREFACE TO THE THIRD EDITION

This new edition of the Kena Upanisad has been thoroughly revised by the author himself In the matter of printing, to facilitate things for the reader, more space is given between the translation of the text and the translation of the bhasya. In the references, where only the figures without the name of any book occur, they refer to the sloka of this particular Upanisad.

 

PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION

It gladdens our heart to publish the Kena Upanisad in the present series, soon after the release of the Isa Upanisad. This is the sixth Upanisad to appear sep- arately in the current series, taking each of them entirely from the author’s earlier two-volume edition, Eight Upanisads. Only two more, the Katha, and the Taittiriya, remain to come out,* the rest having already been published during the last one year and a half Like the Isa Upanisads, the Kena: also derives its name from the very first word (Kena) of the opening verse of this Upanisad. It is also called the Talavakaropanisad, as it forms a part of the Talavakara or Jaimini Brahmana.

Among the principal Upanisads, though it is one of the shorter ones, its spiritual significance is great, because Sri Sankaracarya considered it necessary to write two commentaries on this text, namely pada- bhasya and vakya-bhasya. In this edition, only the former has been translated. In the translation of the commentary, the words quoted from the text by the Acarya are given in italics. These are followed by commas and the English equivalents. Informative explanatory footnotes have been added wherever necessary.

In the Kena: Upanisad, we get the notion of the ultimate Reality as the origin, ground, and goal of all the manifold manifestation. It speaks of the Reality as the inner self behind all our conceptions and perceptions, after freeing It from all touch of relativity and finitude. It reveals the spiritual Reality as a given fact of experience—pratibodha viditam matam. It contains the illuminating story of Uma (Haimavati) imparting spiritual knowledge t0 the gods, who thought in a moment of self-conceit and self—forget— fulness that they were all-powerful. Their eyes were opened by right knowledge.

Finally this Upanisad lays great stress on the unique opportunity given to human birth in the spiritual evolution and unfoldment of the soul. Further, it emphatically declares that Self-realization, is to be had in this very life, and warns that, if we do not attain it here and now, ‘then there is great destruction’. Such is the immense value of this Upanisad. It is our privilege, we consider, to place this book in the hands of all earnest seekers of the Upanisadic thought who wish to benefit by its study.

 

Sample Pages





Of Related Interest:

Life of Shankaracharya - The Adventures of a Poet Philosopher

Click Here for an Exhaustive Collection of Books Relating to Shankaracharya

Post a Comment
 
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy
Based on your browsing history
Loading... Please wait

Items Related to Kena Upanisad: With the Commentary of Sankaracarya (Shankaracharya) (Hindu | Books)

The Upanishads - Isha , Kena and Other Upanishads (Set of 2 Volumes)
Item Code: NAK701
$55.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Kena Upanisad
Item Code: NAD816
$31.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Ten Classical Upanisads (Isa & Kena)
by P. B. Gajendragadkar
Hardcover (Edition: 2014)
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan
Item Code: NAK035
$35.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Testimonials
I just wanted to let you know that the book arrived safely today, very well packaged. Thanks so much for your help. It is exactly what I needed! I will definitely order again from Exotic India with full confidence. Wishing you peace, health, and happiness in the New Year.
Susan, USA
Thank you guys! I got the book! Your relentless effort to set this order right is much appreciated!!
Utpal, USA
You guys always provide the best customer care. Thank you so much for this.
Devin, USA
On the 4th of January I received the ordered Peacock Bell Lamps in excellent condition. Thank you very much. 
Alexander, Moscow
Gracias por todo, Parvati es preciosa, ya le he recibido.
Joan Carlos, Spain
We received the item in good shape without any damage. It is simply gorgeous. Look forward to more business with you. Thank you.
Sarabjit, USA
Your sculpture is truly beautiful and of inspiring quality!  I wish you continuous great success so that you may always be able to offer such beauty to all people throughout the world! Thank you for caring about your customers as well as the standard of your products.  It is extremely appreciated!! Sending you much love.
Deborah, USA
I’m glad you guys understand my side, well you guys have one of the best international store,  And I will probably continue being pleased costumer Thank you guys so much.
Renato, Brazil
I'm always so appreciative of Exotic India. You have such a terrific website, and great customer service. I wish you all the best, and hope you have a happy new year!
Eric, USA
A Statue was ordered on Dec 22nd and Paid 194.25 including FREE DELIVERY for me as a GIFT for Christmas and they Confirmed that it will be there in 4-5 days but it NEVER arrived till 30th of December and inspite of my various emails they only replied that it is being finished and will be shipped in 24hrs but that was a LIE and no further delivery information was every sent to me. I called and left a message on the phone number listed on their website which is a NY number but no one answered that phone and I left messages but no reply or update on my Statue was sent to me inspite of my daily emails to know the status. I still await this Statue but NO RESPONSIBLE REPLY.
Rita Wason
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2021 © Exotic India