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Passage Meditation A Complete Spiritual Practice

Passage Meditation     A Complete Spiritual Practice Author Eknath Easwaran
ISBN-10 9781586381165
Release 2016-08-31
Pages 296
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Easwaran’s classic manual on meditation and spiritual living is a unique source of practical spiritual support for new and experienced meditators. Easwaran taught passage meditation for over forty years, and his class at the University of California, Berkeley was the first accredited course on meditation at any Western university. He is the author of the best-selling translation in English of the Bhagavad Gita, India’s best-known scripture. In passage meditation, you focus attention on passages or texts from the world’s wisdom traditions that are positive, practical, and uplifting, and that fit with your own religious or non-religious beliefs. This universal method of meditation stays fresh and inspiring, prompting you to live out your highest ideals, and the mantram and six other spiritual tools help you to stay calm, kind, and focused throughout the day. This book shows how, with regular practice, you gain wisdom and vitality, and find a life that fulfills. This fourth edition of Passage Meditation has been extended by over thirty percent to include Easwaran’s answers to more than 100 questions posed by his students in question and answer sessions. It gives all the instruction needed to establish a vibrant meditation practice and keep it going.



Conquest of Mind

Conquest of Mind Author Eknath Easwaran
ISBN-10 9781586380472
Release 2010
Pages 217
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Combines meditation practice with day-to-day mindfulness to help readers conquer unwanted thoughts and choose more wisely. By the author of Meditation and Timeless Wisdom. Original.



Timeless Wisdom

Timeless Wisdom Author Eknath Easwaran
ISBN-10 9781458783189
Release 2010-10-19
Pages 256
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Timeless Wisdom is the companion volume to Eknath Easwaran's Passage Meditation. Passage Meditation gives Easwaran's instructions in his method of meditation; Timeless Wisdom is his accompanying collection of texts that are suitable for study and meditation. In this selection from the great spiritual traditions, Eknath Easwaran brings the world's timeless wisdom within reach of the modern seeker. These passages include flashes of insight from the Hindu Upanishads, heartfelt prayers of the Christian saints, the passionate songs of the Sufis, and thoughtful teachings from the Jewish, Buddhist, and Taoist traditions. An authority on world mysticism, and outstanding translator of the Indian classics, Easwaran chooses texts that are positive, practical, and meaningful for readers today. This anthology is a compact version of Easwaran's God Makes the Rivers to Flow, with a new preface and some new texts. This is a book to read and reread, each time drawing more from the well of inspiration in its pages



God Makes the Rivers to Flow

God Makes the Rivers to Flow Author Eknath Easwaran
ISBN-10 9781586380380
Release 2009
Pages 334
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Eknath Easwaran taught spiritual living for nearly 40 years and drew deep, ongoing inspiration from the sacred literature of all traditions — the great river of wisdom that is always flowing throughout the world. The 149 short extracts in this anthology come from the much-loved saints, sages, and scriptures of the Christian, Hindu, Sufi, Jewish, Native American, Buddhist, and Taoist traditions. These passages can be read for daily inspiration, for their insights into other spiritual traditions, for the light they throw on how to live, for the sustenance they offer when we feel sad or tired, and for the deep transformation they can bring in Easwaran’s method of passage meditation. Rich supporting material includes stories from India, detailed background notes, suggestions for memorization and for studying the texts in practices such as lectio divina from the Christian tradition, and instruction in using these texts in passage meditation.



Words to Live By

Words to Live By Author Eknath Easwaran
ISBN-10 9781586380496
Release 2010-08
Pages 398
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This warmly encouraging collection of daily readings offers immediate inspiration for readers seeking a more spiritually grounded lifestyle. Each reading is based on a quotation from one of the world’s great philosophers, poets, saints, and sages. Augustine and Einstein, Emily Dickinson and Jalaladdin Rumi, Biblical verses, Buddhist sutras, Hasidic proverbs, and Hindu Upanishads can all be found here. Each quote is accompanied by a commentary from Easwaran, explaining how the wisdom of the ages can help us here and now. Some days offer gentle reminders to slow down and be mindful. Other days give advice for changing an unwanted habit, mending a relationship, staying strong in hard times, or striving toward the peaks of spirituality described in all religions. This is a book to read in the morning to start the day right, or at night to prepare for peaceful rest. Each day, each year, brings fresh insights and inspiration.



Essence of the Bhagavad Gita

Essence of the Bhagavad Gita Author Eknath Easwaran
ISBN-10 9781586380687
Release 2011-12-13
Pages 225
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In this companion to his best-selling translation of the Bhagavad Gita, Easwaran explores the essential themes of this much-loved Indian scripture. Placing the Gita in a modern context, Easwaran shows how this classic text sheds light on the nature of reality, the illusion of separateness, the search for identity, and the meaning of yoga. The key message of the Gita is how to resolve our conflicts and live in harmony with the deep unity of life, through the principles of yoga and the practice of meditation. Easwaran grew up in the Hindu tradition and learned Sanskrit from an early age. A foremost translator and interpreter of the Gita, he taught classes on it for forty years, while living out the principles of the Gita in the midst of a busy family and community life. In the Gita, Sri Krishna, the Lord, doesn’t tell the warrior prince Arjuna what to do: he shows Arjuna his choices and then leaves it to Arjuna to decide. Easwaran, too, shows us clearly how these teachings still apply to us – and how, like Arjuna, we must take courage and act wisely if we want our world to thrive.



The Undiscovered Country

The Undiscovered Country Author Eknath Easwaran
ISBN-10 9780915132836
Release 1996
Pages 144
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"Where have I come from? What will happen to me when I die? What is life for? Is death inevitable? Spurred by these great questions, we seek the supreme discovery - our immortality. This is the universal message of mysticism: Complete understanding of our eternal, spiritual nature can be realized while we are here on earth, in this life."



Meditation

Meditation Author Eknath Easwaran
ISBN-10 0915132672
Release 1991
Pages 251
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Eknath Easwaran believed that meditating on words from the mystics and spiritual traditions of the world drives them deep into one's consciousness, where they take root and create positive life change. Featuring personal examples from daily life and resonant with Easwaran's characteristic humor, these talks show how to transform thinking and acting to harness natural capabilities for kindness, joy, and wisdom; offer step-by-step instructions on every aspect of meditation; and explain how to use these time-tested tools to support meditation and bring one's highest principles into daily life. Free of dogma or any particular religious tradition, these talks lovingly guide the seeker toward self-realization.



Your Life Is Your Message

Your Life Is Your Message Author Eknath Easwaran
ISBN-10 8172249861
Release 2002-01-01
Pages 128
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Eknath Easwaran has healed thousands of people by teaching them how to live at peace with themselves and their world. Your Life Is Your Message is his seminal work, offering a vision of personal growth that brings together the quest for inner fulfillment, the desire to contribute to the world, and the need to enrich personal relationships. By showing us how interconnected these three are, Easwaran persuades us that making small daily changes in the way we think and live can change the world around us.Practical and inspirational, humorous and profound, Your Life Is Your Message shows readers they can be more loving, more focused, more capable of living out their ideals by providing a set of practical spiritual disciplines to bring about these changes. It is a book that will transform the lives of all who read it.



The Mantram Handbook A Practical Guide to Choosing Your Mantram Calming Your Mind

The Mantram Handbook  A Practical Guide to Choosing Your Mantram   Calming Your Mind Author Eknath Easwaran
ISBN-10 9781458778352
Release 2010-06-29
Pages 242
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A new edition of Easwaran's classic handbook on the mantram. A mantram (or mantra) is a short, powerful spiritual formula or prayer word from the world's great traditions, repeated silently in the mind, anytime, anywhere, to help us access our deeper resources in the midst of the challenges of daily life. Examples of mantrams are: Rama, Rama, used by Gandhi; My God and My All, used by St. Francis of Assisi; and the Buddhist Om mani padme hum. Easwaran taught the use of the mantram for over forty years as part of his passage meditation program. He explains how to choose and use a mantram to focus our thoughts, replenish our energy, release creativity, and strengthen our relationships. He shows through stories and examples how the mantram can be a great support to parents and children, to colleagues at work, to couples in a relationship - even in illness or depression, and at the time of death. And Easwaran describes how this simple spiritual practice can open the door to a life that is increasingly full and meaningful.



Strength in the Storm

Strength in the Storm Author Eknath Easwaran
ISBN-10 9781586381011
Release 2013
Pages 183
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Discusses how to find peace of mind during stressful times, describing how to slow down and stay in the present, shed anxieties and resentments, strengthen relationships, and stay kind and strong when faced with conflicts.



Essence of the Dhammapada

Essence of the Dhammapada Author Eknath Easwaran
ISBN-10 9781586380977
Release 2013
Pages 293
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In this companion to his best-selling translation of The Dhammapada, Eknath Easwaran explains how The Dhammapada is a perfect map for the spiritual journey. Said to be the text closest to the Buddha’s actual words, The Dhammapada is a collection of short teachings that his disciples memorized during his lifetime. Easwaran presents The Dhammapada as a guide to spiritual perseverance, progress, and ultimately enlightenment — a heroic confrontation with life as it really is, with straight answers to our deepest questions. We witness the heartbreak of death, for instance — what does that mean for us? What is love? How does karma work? How do we follow the spiritual life in the midst of work and family? Does nirvana really exist, and if so, what is it like to be illumined? In his interpretation of Buddhist themes, illustrated with stories from the Buddha’s life, Easwaran offers a view of the concept of Right Understanding that is both exhilarating and instructive. He shares his experiences on the spiritual path, giving the advice that only an experienced teacher and practitioner can offer, and urges us to answer for ourselves the Buddha’s call to nirvana — that mysterious, enduring state of wisdom, joy, and peace.



Climbing the Blue Mountain

Climbing the Blue Mountain Author Eknath Easwaran
ISBN-10 9780915132706
Release 1992
Pages 175
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Sixteen lively essays illuminate different aspects of the spiritual journey. The introduction presents the author as a ?travel agent” on a journey to the spiritual world within us. The essays are metaphorical travel brochures, invitations to take the plunge into self-discovery through the adventure of meditation. Edited from his extemporaneous talks, this inspiring collection of essays gives the flavor of hearing this great spiritual teacher and storyteller in person. Easwaran successfully combines his Eastern and Western wisdom, which includes a thorough knowledge of English literature, into an eight-point program usable by followers of all religious traditions.



Passage Meditation

Passage Meditation Author Eknath Easwaran
ISBN-10 9781458778604
Release 2010-09
Pages 302
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Pioneered by spiritual master Eknath Easwaran, passage meditation consists of memorizing an inspirational spiritual passage and then sending it deep into consciousness through slow, sustained attention. It keeps meditation fresh and varied because readers can select the passages - from one tradition or many - that embody their chosen ideals. Many readers also enjoy the passages for their poetic and intellectual appeal. This form of meditation offers all the richness and depth of traditional wisdom, together with a practical method for bringing that wisdom into daily life. The book situates passage meditation as part of Easwaran's eight-point program that, based on traditional spiritual practices but adjusted for modern lifestyles, shows readers how to stay calm and focused at work and home. This edition includes a new preface of previously unpublished material by Easwaran and an epilogue that explains the story behind the book and invites new readers to join the author on this adventure in the ''world within.''



Essence of the Upanishads

Essence of the Upanishads Author Eknath Easwaran
ISBN-10 9781458778970
Release 2010-10-19
Pages 360
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Essence of the Upanishads - A Key to Indian Spirituality (Revised edition of Dialogue with Death, with new series preface and introduction - 19 new pages from transcripts of Easwaran's talks) Easwaran shows how the Katha Upanishad can help us understand our lives today Easwaran takes one of India's classic wisdom texts, the Katha Upanishad, and explains how it embraces all the key ideas of Indian spirituality within the context of a powerful mythic quest - the story of a young hero who ventures into the land of death in search of immortality. Illustrating the insights of the Katha through analogies and everyday examples, Easwaran shows how these ancient teachings help us gain a deeper understanding of our world and ourselves today.



Classics of Indian Spirituality

Classics of Indian Spirituality Author Eknath Easwaran
ISBN-10 1586380222
Release 2007-09-01
Pages 940
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These classic teachings comprise the most important and universal texts from the Indian wisdom tradition. They pose the fundamental questions of life pondered throughout the ages: Who am I? What happens when I die? What is the purpose of my life? Each text offers compelling answers, reflecting the style and personality of their Vedic and Buddhist authors. Eknath Easwaran's lyrical translations and engaging explanations of key concepts ensure that the texts are as relevant today as they were centuries ago.



The Dhammapada Large Print 16pt

The Dhammapada  Large Print 16pt Author Eknath Easwaran
ISBN-10 9781458778383
Release 2010-06-29
Pages 264
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The Dhammapada: one of three new editions of the books in Eknath Easwaran's Classics of Indian Spirituality series ''As irrigators guide water to their fields, as archers aim arrows, as carpenters carve wood, the wise shape their lives.'' - Dhammapada (145).... Dhammapada means ''the path of dharma, '' the path of truth, harmony, and righteousness. Capturing the living words of the Buddha, this much-loved scripture consists of verses organized by theme: thought, joy, anger, pleasure, and others. The Dhammapada is permeated with the power and practicality of one of the world's most appealing spiritual teachers. Rejecting superstition on the one hand and philosophical speculation on the other, the Buddha taught the path to the end of suffering and showed how we can achieve lasting joy. He spells out our choices with a refreshing realism and frankness. And he insists that we be spiritually self-reliant: ''All the effort must be made by you. Buddhas only point the way.'' Easwaran believed that we need nothing more than the Dhammapada to follow the way of the Buddha. His main qualification for interpreting the Dhammapada, he said, was that he knew from his own experience that these verses can transform our lives.