Who Thinks? Who Breathes? Reflections on the Kena Upanishad


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Who Thinks? Who Breathes? Reflections on the Kena Upanishad by Vivek Desai

Paperback: 122 pages
Language: English
Product dimensions: 5.0 x 0.3 x 0.8 inches
Shipping weight: 4.6 ounces

What sets humans apart from animals? Undoubtedly, it is the intellect’s ability to reflect on life, death, and beyond. Only we can ask: “What power gives life to my body?” The Kena Upanishad is a sacred text that deeply explores this existential question. With his unusual background combining a rigorous education in science and a committed practice of yoga wisdom, Vivek Desai brings to light the relevance and practical application of this ancient scripture, making it accessible to the modern reader without compromising its sublimity. The focus of this translation and reflective commentary is on guiding readers to find fulfillment in their lives.

In this book on the Kena Upanishad

  • An accessible English translation
  • Lucid reflections, relevant to modern life
  • Pragmatic interpretations of sublime revelations
  • Simple diagrams to help understand esoteric concepts
  • Short but powerful meditations to give a firsthand experience of our true nature

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About the Author

Vivek grew up in a family of Baba Muktananda’s devotees. He holds a BS in biological sciences and a BA in philosophy. After receiving a PhD in molecular biology from Princeton University, he moved into Shanti Mandir’s ashram in upstate New York to pursue yoga studies with Sanskrit education full time. He has been teaching yoga philosophy since 2008 and is known for his ability to convey the relevance and practical application of ancient scriptures in our modern lives.

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Weight 0.286 lbs
Dimensions 5.0 × 8.0 × 0.2588 in

With great respect and love, a heartfelt welcome to everyone.

— Baba Muktananda