Bengali annotation and trans-creation of the Upanishads in two volumes from Ananda Publishers is a treat. ( I cannot help but have a dig at three prominent Hindus who converted and became Catholics: the present Jesuit Provincial of the Kolkata Jesuit Province,
the last superior general of the Missionaries of Charity and her sister who is an Apostolic Carmelin my part of India: all three of you wouldn’t have converted had you really studied the Upanishads. And the deep annotations of Shanakaracharya,
c’mon buddies you left the most liberal religion in the world for something which after so much immersion from every theologian like Lonergan,
to the ancient works of St. Bruno, I have justifiably rejected. Any way by-gones are by-gones, you acquired some good karma becoming monastics in those otherwise very conservative groups. By your insistence on heaven you will have heaven but not be one with the Brahman…) .
I, the arch irreligious blogger, have started enjoying his preface to this Upanisad. I have learnt so far some every basic stuff which I did not know: the first five chapters in this Upanisad is about dualism and ways to achieve name, fame, heaven etc. the last three chapters is on how to achieve the state of samadhi and advaita. As I progress I shall share with you more about this Upanisad.