The word appears in the verses of many Upanishads, such as the fourth verse of the 13th volume in first chapter of the Chandogya Upanishad. Radhakrishnan states, "almost all the early literature of India was anonymous, we do not know the names of the authors of the Upanishads". The Shvetashvatara Upanishad , for example, includes closing credits to sage Shvetashvatara, and he is considered the author of the Upanishad. There are differences within manuscripts of the same Upanishad discovered in different parts of South Asia, differences in non-Sanskrit version of the texts that have survived, and differences within each text in terms of meter,  style, grammar and structure. Chronology[ edit ] Scholars are uncertain about when the Upanishads were composed.
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He also self-published a small anthology of his favourite Keats poems of which George has a copy , Lamps of Light a compilation of spiritual wisdom from world religions , and the posthumous The Creation of Faith a collection of his own thoughts and aphorisms.
He left footprints and notes, detailed in his writings about his inner life with God, however, we know remarkably little about the man in his outer life, and our conversation with George will serve to flesh out the words a bit. I called him and he was having breakfast. It was incredible, lovely, with an entrance archway of many miniature roses. It was just a wonderful welcome. And he was right, it was a newly refurbished bathroom, small but very convenient, and the roof was indeed recently thatched.
My memory just leaped backwards in time. I imagined that Keats on a walking trip from Cambridge to Comberton, or William Blake, perhaps, and stopping at this cottage for a refreshing drink. I think the building date was And my wife Dee and our girls there, sharing with Juan and Kathleen, and I underneath an absolutely massive walnut tree. Juan said I was sitting in C. He told me that another chair was a favorite of W. They were very popular in America, published by Signet American Library, I used them myself in a number of my classes.
Published in Majorca, in a very nice, very artistic, rough-cut, parchment cover, an edition by a friend of his, published on the Island. He told me, he said that Keats for him was the perfect emblem of the Hellenic experience, while Wordsworth, to his great satisfaction, was the perfect embodiment of the Hindu.
I guess the Wordsworthian spirit and consciousness were present. He said it was a beautiful time for him. He gave me a number of books during our stay and then we started on our walks. At one point, Juan and George were walking on a meadow lane near a group of cows.
Juan asks George about the college the locations he taught at, in California]. We talked about Tagore, a dear, dear favorite. Then he went on to talk a little bit about Ceylon now Sri Lanka and this was before he returned to Cambridge. GK: He enjoyed and poured us sherry and played Catalonian folk songs on 78 rpms. And you saw a side of him that I never saw in our walks or in our conversations in his library. What a splendid library, Dave, oh Good Lord, I think he had begun building it the day he returned to England after the Spanish madness.
It was just beautiful. The introduction to it was a revelation to me, it still is. Whether we are within a religion, or outside a religion, or against religion, we can only live by faith, a burning faith in the deep spiritual values of man. I sat once, and I was honored, he was walking around the room — I sat at the desk and he read several chapters.
We looked over the introduction, and briefly discussed Lamps of Fire. He said he would study the translations he respected the most, absorb them, as many translators do today. We see a number of Americans rendering the Tao or Dhammapada; they are hardly versed in the original language, so what they do is surround themselves in a half-moon of other paperback translations, absorb them, and then render their own translation.
So we talked about Tagore, Yeats — my favorite poet of the 20th century who had written a lovely, lovely introduction to the Gitanjali — it still reads beautifully, do you have that introduction, Dave? Dear Professor, I have too often seen the Upanishads rendered into English by scholars who are philologists and who miss the delight of the immediate realisation of truth expressed in the original texts.
He also self-published a small anthology of his favourite Keats poems of which George has a copy , Lamps of Light a compilation of spiritual wisdom from world religions , and the posthumous The Creation of Faith a collection of his own thoughts and aphorisms. He left footprints and notes, detailed in his writings about his inner life with God, however, we know remarkably little about the man in his outer life, and our conversation with George will serve to flesh out the words a bit. I called him and he was having breakfast. It was incredible, lovely, with an entrance archway of many miniature roses. It was just a wonderful welcome. And he was right, it was a newly refurbished bathroom, small but very convenient, and the roof was indeed recently thatched. My memory just leaped backwards in time.
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He is responsible for one of the most popular English translations of the Hindu text Bhagavad Gita , and of some of the major Upanishads His first work, Lamps of Fire , was a collection of religious and spiritual wisdom from across the world; a selection from the book inspired the Beatles song " The Inner Light " Though his native tongue was Catalan , he translated into English. His obituary in The New York Times said he had, "achieved the unique feat of translation from languages not his own Sanskrit and Pali into another language not at first his own English. After finding this spiritually misleading, he discovered an older English translation of the Bhagavad Gita.