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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.



The Bhagavad Gita

The Bhagavad Gita Author Eknath Easwaran
ISBN-10 9781586380199
Release 2007
Pages 294
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In the Bhagavad Gita, Prince Arjuna asks direct, uncompromising questions of his spiritual guide on the eve of a great battle. In this expanded edition of the most famous —and popular — of Indian criptures, Eknath Easwaran contextualizes the book culturally and historically and explains the key concepts of Hindu religious thought and the technical vocabulary of yoga. Chapter introductions, notes, and a glossary help readers understand the book’s message. Most importantly, this translation uses simple, clear language to impart the poetry, universality, and timelessness of the Gita’s teachings.



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 Upanishads

The Upanishads Author Eknath Easwaran
ISBN-10 9781586380212
Release 2007-01
Pages 382
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Among the oldest of India’s spiritual texts, the Upanishads are records of intensive question-and-answer sessions given by illumined sages to their students. Widely featured in philosophy courses, the Upanishads have puzzled and inspired wisdom seekers from Yeats to Schopenhauer. Eknath Easwaran makes this challenging text more accessible by selecting the passages most relevant to readers seeking timeless truths today. His accessible, highly readable translation and lively foreword place the teachings in a contemporary context for students and general readers alike.



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.



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.



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 Dhammapada

The Dhammapada Author Gil Fronsdal
ISBN-10 9781590306062
Release 2008-01-11
Pages 146
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The Dhammapada is the most revered sacred text in the Buddhist world. Attributed to the Buddha himself, the inspirational verses that comprise it convey the fundamental Buddhist teachings with great power and simplicity, and with an appeal that extends far beyond Buddhism. As a scholar, meditator, and Dharma teacher, Gil Fronsdal offers a depth of appreciation and reverence for the text that is informed by both academic rigor and the sincerity born from years of spiritual practice.



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.



Dhammapada

Dhammapada Author Thomas Cleary
ISBN-10 UVA:X002604630
Release 1995
Pages 134
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A contemporary translation of a collection of Buddha's sayings features notes and comments



The Dhammapada

The Dhammapada Author Friedrich Max Müller
ISBN-10 UVA:X030143077
Release 1881
Pages 224
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The Dhammapada has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Dhammapada also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Dhammapada book for free.



Like a Thousand Suns

Like a Thousand Suns Author Eknath Easwaran
ISBN-10 9780915132188
Release 1979
Pages 455
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"This volume has been published simultaneously in a hardcover edition under the title The Bhagavad Gita for daily living, chapters 7 through 12"--T.p. verso.



How to Meditate

How to Meditate Author Eknath Easwaran
ISBN-10 9781586380717
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Would you like better concentration, more vitality and creativity, more patience and inner strength? Daily meditation can help you develop these qualities. Easwaran taught meditation for over forty years, and his instructions are practical and clear. He shows you how to choose a spiritual text, or passage, from the world’s great traditions that embodies your highest ideals. With regular practice, meditation becomes your lifeline, taking you to the source of wisdom deep within and guiding you through all the challenges of daily life. Easwaran is one of the twentieth century's great spiritual teachers and an authentic guide to timeless wisdom. 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. This short ebook is the first chapter "Meditation on a Passage" from the book Passage Meditation – A Complete Spiritual Practice by Eknath Easwaran.



Renewal

Renewal Author Eknath Easwaran
ISBN-10 1586380354
Release 2009-10
Pages 120
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This is a little book of hope wise, warm suggestions to help us change ourselves to change the world. It's a book to read whenever you need some courage, some inspiration, and some peace in your heart - whenever you feel saddened by the news headlines and need an answer to the question, "But what can I do?" In these short readings on themes such as loving relationships, raising children, living simply, and aging wisely, Easwaran shows us how small daily efforts to improve our own lives and the lives of those around us can add up to a powerful force for renewal.



The Bhagavad Gita

The Bhagavad Gita Author Juan Mascaró
ISBN-10 0140449183
Release 1962
Pages 85
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'The Bhagavad Gita' is an intensely spiritual work that forms the cornerstone of the Hindu faith, and is also one of the masterpieces of Sanskrit poetry. It describes how, at the beginning of a mighty battle between the Pandava and Kaurava armies, the god Krishna gives spiritual enlightenment to the warrior Arjuna, who realizes that the true battle is for his own soul.



Original Goodness

Original Goodness Author Eknath Easwaran
ISBN-10 9780915132911
Release 1996
Pages 260
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"Patience, mercy, peacemaking, simplicity, humility. When we cultivate these qualities our life will become immensely rich. Beneath all our layers of ignorance, we can uncover our essential nature: our Original Goodness. According to the ""Perennial Philosophy"" found in all religions, this divine essence can be realized, and is the supreme goal in life. This unbroken awareness of the presence of God in all creatures is the mark of the mystic. For one who grasps these principles with an open heart, life takes fire with purpose."



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.