• Review of The Upanishads A Complete Guide by Signe Cohen Reading Religion June 2018

    Author(s):
    Narasimhananda Swami (see profile)
    Date:
    2018
    Group(s):
    Hinduisms, Indology, Philosophy of Religion, Religious Studies
    Subject(s):
    Indian religions, India, Spirituality, Spiritual development
    Item Type:
    Book review
    Tag(s):
    Indian Studies, Upanishads
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/egb9-6394
    Abstract:
    Signe Cohen has done a marvelous job of editing and authoring the majority of the chapters in The Upanishads, giving readers a rich treatment of the history, culture, and philosophy contained within them. Her introduction sheds light on many aspects of the Upanishads. It is interesting, though, that while she analyzes the meaning of the word “Upanishad” based on interpretations of scholars like Hermann Oldenberg, Paul Deussen, Gunilla Gren-Eklund, Harry Falk, Patrick Olivelle, and Michael Witzel, she completely avoids the meaning given by Shankaracharya in his commentary on the Katha Upanishad, where he explains that the shad part of the word means “the loosening up of bondage.”
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