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Discussion in 'Introduction' started by Oxem, Nov 22, 2015.

  1. Oxem

    Oxem New Member

    I'm here to learn and ask questions.

    Especially on the Upanishads, which edition should I study?

    Thank YOU!
     
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  2. garry420

    garry420 Well-Known Member

    Chandogya Upanishad is what i would recommend u to start with...
     
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  3. Oxem

    Oxem New Member

    Thank you. I will look into finding it.
     
  4. Aum

    Aum New Member

    Read any Upanishads but make sure they are written by Indian writers or spiritual guru's
    I would recommend adi shankracharya's commentry or you can try it from arya samajh (Indian vedic centric organization made by swami dayanand saraswati )
     
  5. Oxem

    Oxem New Member

    Eknath Easwaran offers a translation. Would this edition be recommended for someone new?
     
  6. Aum

    Aum New Member

    go-ahead try it..and do post the knowledge you gain from it, in this forum so that others can also learn from it :)
     
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  7. Oxem

    Oxem New Member

    I'm going to take the plunge and order the Gita and Dhammapada as well.

    Thanks.
     
  8. Senthil

    Senthil Active Member Staff Member


    The Gita is a sectarian book ... a good book, but not re[presentyative of what all Hindus believe. The Dhammapada is a Buddhist text. I'd recommend simpler stuff to start ... like 'What is Hinduism? from Himalayan Academy ... unless your sole interest is philosophy, which again only applies to maybe 5% of all Hindus. We're not scripture based, but practice based. Unlike Abrahamic religions, scripture just isn't that important in Hinduism. Yes, it definitely is part of it.
     
  9. Oxem

    Oxem New Member

    Yes, the Dhammapada is Buddhist. I read it for the first time 20 years ago and recently listened to it in audio book format. I just thought it would be nice to have a set of works by Eknath Easwaran.
     
  10. Senthil

    Senthil Active Member Staff Member

    I just found it odd that you were on a Hindu site looking for answers about Hinduism from Hindus, and then brought in a different religion altogether. But it's all good.
     
  11. Oxem

    Oxem New Member

    When I read through some of the posts in the Christianity Section, here on The Hindu Forum, I thought it was open to discussion about the subjected named in the Section title.

    :)
     
  12. Senthil

    Senthil Active Member Staff Member


    But your first post said you wanted to learn more about Hinduism. So that was a lie?

    Here it is : " I'm here to learn and ask questions.

    Especially on the Upanishads, which edition should I study?

    Thank YOU!"
     
  13. Oxem

    Oxem New Member

    You quoted me and in that quote is a question. Thank you. :)

    I'm sorry, but under the title of Christianity Forum, it reads, Christianity Forum is an online platform for Interfaith dialogue to engage and explore various aspects of the faith. We invite everyone to discuss their opinion on Christianity.

    Unless you are suggesting that isn't an honest statement for the forum? Perhaps you missed that clear statement of purpose for this section of The Hindu Forum?

    Question one was posted here and question two was posted here.

    I've done nothing wrong. I am following the rules of the forum but if the rigors of this discussion are too much I will ease up.
     
  14. Senthil

    Senthil Active Member Staff Member


    That's true, other than distort your true purpose here, you've followed the rules. But you certainly won't find me over on the Christianity Forums proselytising. So feel free to post whatever you wish here. I'm no moderator, just a participant.
     
  15. rahul malik

    rahul malik New Member

    There is no specific order in which you can read and understand but as far as my experience is concerned, these upanishads came from the vedas.Upanishads and Vedas are two terms that are often confused as one and the same thing. Actually they are two different subjects for that matter. In fact Upanishads are parts of Vedas.
    Rig, Yajur, Sama and Atharva are the four Vedas. A Veda is divided into four parts, namely, Samhita, Brahmana, Aranyaka and Upanishad. It can be seen from the division that Upanishad forms the last part of a given Veda.
     

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