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    Isha Upanishad

          Guillemot Press, 2019:   £x.xx   ISBN: 978-1-xxxxxx-xx-x

A new English translation of the revered ISHA UPANISHAD is to be launched by Guillemot Press in 2019.

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or contact Mario at mmpetrucci@hotmail.com


That is stillness – This is stillness.
From This stillness, That stillness comes.
Take stillness from stillness:
Stillness still remains.

                (c) Mario Petrucci 2018


“… if all the Upanishads and all the other scriptures
happened all of a sudden to be reduced to ashes and if only the first verse
in the Ishopanishad were left intact in the memory of Hindus,
Hinduism would live for ever.”
Mahatma Gandhi

The Isha Upanishad (or Sri Isopanisad, or Ishopanishad) is among the shortest yet most valued of the Upanishads. A complete metaphysical treatise in miniature, it delivers a profound meditation on the essential nature of Soul and Self. This key ancient text has inspired and guided untold generations of seekers towards spiritual clarity and depth.

Mario Petrucci is a poet and translator of international renown. He creates, here, a modern English version which gathers the original’s terminology and many nuances into the verses themselves, thereby allowing the text to stand cleanly, as it is, without footnote or commentary.

Petrucci brings, too, a poet’s sensibility to the task. He is keenly alert to the need for a respectful yet utterly contemporary translation of the Isha Upanishad, one whose sound and imagery are sufficiently elevated to reflect its full stature as revered scripture. Expertly rendered as a radiant prose poem, the refreshing colour and striking texture of this offering will undoubtedly also appeal to the uninitiated reader.

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