These timeless insights, recorded several thousands of years ago, declare the oneness of not only the human beings – irrespective of cast, religion, gender, race, but also the entire animate and inanimate world. They ask:”How can anyone hate or kill anyone else, when in reality, we are all one in the ultimate sense?” They also provide us a way of experiencing this ultimate truth, the pinnacle of our spiritual journey.
At the same time, Upanishads don’t advocate abandonment of worldly life. They advise that “one should aspire to live on for full hundred years, enjoying the world; while keeping in mind the oneness of all. So enjoy, but without over indulgence; Acquire wealth, but without snatching someone else’s rightful share. At the same time, keep doing your duty”.
In a time, riddled with mutual distrust, hatred, violence, and narrow identities, what could be a more apt message than the one given by these Upanishads?!
This book provides a wonderful insight into the profound wisdom of these ancient texts that make lot of sense in the world we are in today.