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The world remembers Gandhi as a political leader who led his people to freedom without violence. Here Easwaran examines Gandhi's personal significance: how he transformed himself, and how we can apply his discoveries in a smaller way to resolve conflicts in our own lives. This intimate portrait shows how we can use Gandhi's example in the home, the workplace, and the community - wherever people disagree.­"Readers will never forget the look and sound of Gandhi the Man. Here Easwaran reveals Gandhi's belief that beneath the 'mask' of self-­obsession 'is all the glory of our real self: complete fearlessness, unconditional love and abiding joy.­'" - San Francisco Chronicle

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Eknath Easwaran, translator of the best-­selling edition of the Dhammapada, sees this powerful scripture as a perfect map for the spiritual journey. Said to be the text closest to the Buddha’s actual words, it is a collection of short teachings memorized during his lifetime by his disciples. 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 . . .

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Over-­scheduled, always tired, struggling with the pull of the online world – that’s how many of us feel right now. Training a frazzled mind to embrace calm isn’t easy. For over forty years, Easwaran dedicated himself to teaching meditation and the wisdom of slowing down. When the mind is unhurried, it is calm, kind, ready for anything, aware of what really matters amidst the clamor of a busy day. The secret is to learn to live in the present, to train our minds to work steadily and with one-­pointed attention, however many tasks confront us. Through stories and parables, backed up by practical advice, Easwaran gives us gentle illustrations of a wiser way to live. As we read, we find ourselves in situations where we may get impatient or upset - standing in line, dealing with difficult colleagues, shopping with children with agendas of their own - but as Easwaran relates each event, we see it from the perspective of an unhurried mind. And we see small ways to change how we respond, . . .

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India's timeless and practical scripture presented as a manual for everyday use. This is the first of three volumes and contains preface, introduction, chapters 1-­6 of The Bhagavad Gita with commentary, followed by a glossary to Sanskrit terms.
Commentary, translation, and Sanskrit text.

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Getting caught in unwanted thoughts and emotions can feel like an inevitable part of life. But Easwaran, who taught meditation for nearly 40 years, shows a way to break free.­Just as a fitness routine can result in a strong, supple body, spiritual disciplines can shape a secure personality and a resilient, loving mind.­And opportunities to grow stronger spiritually arise not only during meditation but throughout the day. Working with difficult colleagues, going out to eat, and responding to a child’s needs are all occasions to try out different, wiser choices.­With humor and empathy, Easwaran places timeless teachings from the Buddha and other mystics into contemporary scenes - watching a juggler on the street, taking a tennis lesson, going to the theater. Training the mind is life’s biggest adventure, one that brings deepening relationships, increasing vitality, and a greater sense of purpose.

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What we think, say, or do has consequences that are often subtler and more far-­reaching than we think. The theory of karma is intellectually intriguing, but a practical understanding of how karma works can help us find hope and happiness in our lives. Eknath Easwaran is a foremost translator and interpreter of the Indian classics (the Bhagavad Gita, the Upanishads and the Dhammapada), and a highly respected teacher of meditation. This short ebook is one chapter from his forthcoming "Essence of the Dhammapada: The Buddha's Call to Nirvana.­"

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Stress and anxiety affect many of us as we struggle with work pressures, money worries, strained relationships, and the nagging sense that life may be running out of our control. But in the midst of chaos we can find balance, peace, and even wisdom, Easwaran says, if we learn to steady our minds. It’s a simple idea, but one that runs deep – a truly calm mind can weather any storm.

A highly respected teacher of meditation, Eknath Easwaran offers a wealth of insights, real-­life stories and practical suggestions to help us try something more successful next time we’re facing our stressors. He explains how to use a mantram (or mantra) to quiet the mind. He describes how to slow down and stay in the present, improve creativity and concentration, shed anxieties and resentments, strengthen our relationships, and stay kind and strong when faced with conflicts, supporting those around us.

We learn to calm the mind through practice – there’s no magic about it. We can’t control what life . . .

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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.
This short ebook is an extract from "Passage Meditation" by Eknath Easwaran

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Getting caught in unwanted thoughts and emotions can feel like an inevitable part of life. But Easwaran, who taught meditation for nearly 40 years, shows a way to break free.­Just as a fitness routine can result in a strong, supple body, spiritual ...

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