The Dhammapada

(Classics of Indian Spirituality)

Author: Eknath Easwaran

Publisher: Nilgiri Press

ISBN: 1586380206

Category: Religion

Page: 275

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Dhammapada means "the path of dharma," the path of harmony and righteousness that anyone can follow to reach the highest good. Easwaran's translation of this classic Buddhist text is based on the oldest, best-known version in Pali. Easwaran's introduction to the Dhammapada gives an overview of the Buddha's teachings that is reliable, penetrating, and clear - accessible for readers new to Buddhism, but also with fresh insights and practical applications for readers familiar with this text. Chapter introductions place individual verses into the context of the broader Buddhist canon.

Die Bhagavad Gita

Die Quelle der indischen Spiritualität. Eingeleitet und übersetzt von Eknath Easwaran

Author: Eknath Easwaran

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641089077

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 320

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Die bedeutendste Quelle indischer Spiritualität Die Bhagavadgita gilt als das grundlegende mystischspirituelle Werk der Inder. Entstanden vor Tausenden von Jahren, diskutiert und kommentiert die Gita grundlegende Seinsfragen wie Liebe, Freundschaft, Tod, Sinn und Ziel des Lebens und den Zyklus der Wiedergeburten. Easwaran schafft den Zugang zu diesem Werk von seiner historischen Bedingtheit her, aber er erschließt auch die universelle Gültigkeit und Zeitlosigkeit seiner Lehren.

Essence of the Dhammapada

The Buddha's Call to Nirvana

Author: Eknath Easwaran

Publisher: Nilgiri Press

ISBN: 1586380974

Category: Religion

Page: 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.

The Bhagavad Gita

(Classics of Indian Spirituality)

Author: Eknath Easwaran

Publisher: Nilgiri Press

ISBN: 1586380192

Category: Religion

Page: 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.

The Dhammapada (Large Print 16pt)

Author: Eknath Easwaran

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 145877838X

Category:

Page: 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 Upanishads

Author: Eknath Easwaran

Publisher: Nilgiri Press

ISBN: 1586380214

Category: Religion

Page: 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.

Seeing with the Eyes of Love

A Commentary on a text from The Imitation of Christ

Author: Eknath Easwaran

Publisher: Nilgiri Press

ISBN: 0915132877

Category: Religion

Page: 260

View: 9478

"Drawing on his intimate knowledge of the mystical tradition, Easwaran gives exhilarating glimpses of what love means to Christian mystics - Augustine, Teresa of Avila, Catherine of Genoa, and others."

Patience

A Little Book of Inner Strength

Author: Eknath Easwaran

Publisher: Nilgiri Press

ISBN: 9781586380465

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 126

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"Patience is the ornament of the brave," Easwaran's wise grandmother used to say. In relationships, patience is the mark of love. An experienced spiritual teacher who combines humor with practicality, Easwaran gives powerful insights and sometimes surprising advice for developing patience at home and at work. 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 ...

What is Karma?

Author: Eknath Easwaran

Publisher: Nilgiri Press

ISBN: 1586380737

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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How can karma help us find hope and happiness? 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 Essence of the Dhammapada: The Buddha's Call to Nirvana.

The End of Sorrow

The Bhagavad Gita for Daily Living, Vol I

Author: Eknath Easwaran

Publisher: Nilgiri Press

ISBN: 0915132176

Category: Religion

Page: 430

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"This volume originally appeared in a hardcover edition ... under the title The Bhagavad Gita for daily living, chapters 1 through 6, published by the Blue Mountain Center of Meditation."--T.p. verso.

Essence of the Upanishads

A Key to Indian Spirituality

Author: Eknath Easwaran

Publisher: Nilgiri Press

ISBN: 1586380362

Category: Religion

Page: 252

View: 9614

The Katha Upanishad embraces the key ideas of Indian mysticism in a mythic story we can all relate to – the quest of a young hero, Nachiketa, who ventures into the land of death in search of immortality. But the insights of the Katha are scattered, hard to understand. Easwaran presents them systematically, and practically, as a way to explore deeper and deeper levels of personality, and to answer the age-old question, “Who am I?” Easwaran grew up in India, learned Sanskrit from a young age, and became a professor of English literature before coming to the West. His translation of The Upanishads is the best-selling edition in English. For students of philosophy and of Indian spirituality, and readers of wisdom literature everywhere, Easwaran’s interpretation of this classic helps us in our own quest into the meaning of our lives. (Previously published as: Dialogue With Death)

A More Ardent Fire

Author: Eknath Easwaran

Publisher: Nilgiri Press

ISBN: 1586380575

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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In a verse-by-verse reading of a chapter on devotion from the well-known Indian scripture, the Bhagavad Gita, Easwaran offers practical wisdom, stories, and insights to guide us through the challenges of everyday love. Our deepest need is to love completely, universally, without reservation - in other words, to become love itself. This book is Easwaran's commentary on Chapter 12 of the Bhagavad Gita, and is taken from Like a Thousand Suns (The Bhagavad Gita for Daily Living Volume 2, chapter 7-12), with a new introduction from Easwaran.

Conquest of Mind

Take Charge of Your Thoughts & Reshape Your Life Through Meditation

Author: Eknath Easwaran

Publisher: Nilgiri Press

ISBN: 1586380478

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 217

View: 7131

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.

Original Goodness

A Commentary on the Beatitudes

Author: Eknath Easwaran

Publisher: Nilgiri Press

ISBN: 0915132915

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 260

View: 5038

"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."

To Love Is to Know Me

The Bhagavad Gita for Daily Living, Volume III

Author: Eknath Easwaran

Publisher: Nilgiri Press

ISBN: 0915132192

Category: Religion

Page: 520

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Eknath Easwaran is a foremost translator and interpreter of the much-loved Indian scripture, the Bhagavad Gita. In this last book of his three-volume verse-by-verse commentary on the Gita, covering chapters 13 – 18, Easwaran translates each verse, relates it to our modern lives through stories and anecdotes, and gives us spiritual exercises that we can use every day. He explains the concept of karma, the vast network of cause and effect, and offers many examples to illustrate its immense reach. He shows how everyday choices, taken together, can lead a society to violence and waste, or to a higher way of living. This volume ends with a glorious description of bhakti yoga, the path of devotion. Instructions in how to use Easwaran’s universal method of passage meditation are included.

The Mantle of the Mystic

Author: Eknath Easwaran

Publisher: Nilgiri Press

ISBN: 1586381040

Category:

Page: N.A

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Selections from Easwaran’s published works highlight key episodes in his life. These episodes contributed to the unfolding of his natural genius for teaching and – much more important – of the inner spirit that was struggling for expression. The book is an inspiration to spiritual aspirants following the eightfold path of passage meditation.

Words to Live By

Daily Inspiration for Spiritual Living

Author: Eknath Easwaran

Publisher: Nilgiri Press

ISBN: 1586380494

Category: Religion

Page: 398

View: 3847

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.

Dhammapada

Buddhas zentrale Lehren

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442217649

Category:

Page: 284

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Essence of the Bhagavad Gita

A Contemporary Guide to Yoga, Meditation, and Indian Philosophy

Author: Eknath Easwaran

Publisher: Nilgiri Press

ISBN: 1586380680

Category: Religion

Page: 225

View: 7038

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

Exploring the Promise of Death

Author: Eknath Easwaran

Publisher: Nilgiri Press

ISBN: 0915132834

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 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."