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In the Heart of All Things

Isha Upanishad, as read by Christopher Isherwood By Nancy Cantwell Hollywood was first exposed to the philosophical and religous texts of India when Swami Prabhavananda was charged with opening the Vedanta Society of Southen California (VSSC) in 1930. It was Prabhavananda's discourses and ministries that attracted southern California cultural luminaries Aldous Huxley, Christopher Isherwood, Gerald Heard, Henry Miller and composer Igor Stravinsky to Vendanta. Isherwood went on to collaborate with Swami Prabhavananda translating "The Song of God: Bhagavad Gita", 1944, "Shankara's Crest-Jewel of Discrimination (Viveka Choodamani)", 1947, and "How to know God, the Yoga Aphorisms … [Read more...]