First Jefferson Unitarian Universalist Church

Adventures in Religion

First Jefferson offers a religious education program that delves into the fascinating aspects of the world's religions. This roundtable discussion meets in the John Adams room on Sundays at 9:30 a.m each week. All are welcome.


The Thirteen Principal Upanishads
July 8, 2018–July 14, 2019

We discuss The Thirteen Principal Upanishads, Translation by F. Max-Müller, revised by Suren Navlakha, with an introduction and notes by Suren Navlakha. Hertfordshire: Wordsworth Editions Limited; 2000. ISBN-10: 1-84022102X. ISBN-13: 978-1840221022. Paperback.; (March 1, 1972). ISBN-10: 0691017840. ISBN-13: 978-0691017846. Paperback (Please be sure to get either of the ISBNs cited here, so that we will all have the same edition.).

book coverHindu scripture.  Composed in Sanskrit between 900 and 600 BC, the Upanishads presented here are by far the oldest and most important of those that exist.  Remarkable for their meditative depth, spirit of doubt and intellectual honesty, the Upanishads are concerned with the knowledge of the Brahman, the Ultimate Reality, and Man's relationship with it. (Wordsworth Editions Limited)



  • Transliteration of Sanskrit Words
  • Introduction
  • Acknowledgements
    1. Katha Upanishad
    2. Isha Upanishad
    3. Kena Upanishad
    4. Taittiriya Upanishad
    5. Aitareya Upanishad
    6. Mundaka Upanishad
    7. Mandukya Upanishad
    8. Shvetashvatara Upanishad
    9. Brihadaranyaka Upanishad
    10. Maitrayani Upanishad
    11. Chandogya Updanishad
    12. Prashna Upanishad
    13. Kaushitaki Upanishad
  • Notes to the Text
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