Passage Meditation A Complete Spiritual Practice

Autor: Eknath Easwaran
Publisher: Nilgiri Press
ISBN: 1586381164
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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.

Timeless Wisdom

Autor: Eknath Easwaran
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ISBN: 1458783189
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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

Conquest Of Mind

Autor: Eknath Easwaran
Publisher: Nilgiri Press
ISBN: 1586380478
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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.

God Makes The Rivers To Flow

Autor: Eknath Easwaran
Publisher: Nilgiri Press
ISBN: 1586380389
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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.

Patience

Autor: Eknath Easwaran
Publisher: Nilgiri Press
ISBN: 1586380451
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"Patience is the ornament of the brave," Eknath Easwaran’s wise grandmother used to say. In all relationships, Easwaran says, patience is the mark of love. An experienced spiritual teacher, he gives powerful insights and advice for developing patience at home and at work, with his unique blend of humor and practicality. Stories offer quiet interludes throughout this little book. Anecdotes about animals, sports stars, and happy family outings make these short, varied readings as entertaining as they are instructive. Gentle reminiscences of India, tales from Easwaran’s Hindu heritage, and inspiration from the world’s saints lift the reader’s spirits and give courage. Just keep trying, Easwaran says, and you’ll find there’s no end to your patience -- no end to the wisdom, love, and compassion in your heart. This book makes a thoughtful gift for anyone seeking a life that is kinder, more stable, and serene.

Meditation

Autor: Eknath Easwaran
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ISBN: 9780915132676
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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.

Essence Of The Bhagavad Gita

Autor: Eknath Easwaran
Publisher: Nilgiri Press
ISBN: 1586380680
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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 Mantram Handbook A Practical Guide To Choosing Your Mantram Calming Your Mind

Autor: Eknath Easwaran
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ISBN: 1458778355
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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

Autor: Eknath Easwaran
Publisher: Nilgiri Press
ISBN: 1586381016
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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.

Words To Live By

Autor: Eknath Easwaran
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ISBN: 1458778177
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Start your day or end it with this warmly encouraging collection of inspirational quotations for each day, accompanied by Easwaran's wise and practical commentaries. These quotes come from some of history's most brilliant philosophers, poets, and sages from all traditions. Easwaran takes these timeless truths and illustrates them with relevant, meaningful examples, inspiring us to face our own challenges with courage, good humor, and wisdom. Some of Easwaran's commentaries are very practical, showing how we can become more patient, more loving, and more resilient by making small steps every day. Others give us soaring inspiration, lifting our hearts and spirits, reminding us of the higher purpose of our lives. You can read Words to Live By in the morning to point your day in the right direction, or read it in the evening to prepare for a peaceful night of renewal. Features This gem of a book makes a perfect gift and is an ideal introduction to Easwaran for new readers. And for seasoned Easwaran readers whose current copies are getting battered, the new look and new material will keep these teachings fresh and foremost in the midst of busy schedules.