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  • The Bhagavad Gita
    The Bhagavad Gita (English, Paperback) Eknath Easwaran

    The Bhagavad Gita, "The Song of the Lord," is probably the best known of all the Indian scriptures, and Easwaran's clear, accessible translation is the best-selling edition. The Gita opens dramatically, with prince Arjuna collapsing in anguish on the brink of a war that he doesn't want to fight. Arjuna has lost his way on the battlefield of life, a

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  • The Upanishads
    The Upanishads (English, Paperback) Eknath Easwaran

    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 ? in ashrams, at family gatherings, in a royal court, and in the kingdom of Death. The sages share flashes of insight, extraordinary visions, the results of their investigation into consciousness itself. The Upanishads have puzzled and inspired wisdom seekers from Yeats to Schopenhauer. In this best-selling translation, Eknath Easwaran makes these challenging texts more accessible by selecting the passages most relevant to readers seeking timeless truths today. This book includes an overview of the cultural and historical setting, with chapter introductions, notes, and a Sanskrit glossary. But it is Easwaran's understanding of the wisdom of the Upanishads that makes this edition truly outstanding. Each sage, each Upanishad, appeals in a different way to the reader's head and heart. For Easwaran, the Upanishads are part of India's precious legacy, not just to Hinduism but to humanity, and in that spirit they are offered here.

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  • The Dhammapada
    The Dhammapada (English, Paperback) Eknath Easwaran

    Dhammapada means ?the path of dharma,? the path of truth, harmony, and righteousness that anyone can follow to reach the highest good. Easwaran's translation of this classic Buddhist text is the best-selling edition in its field, praised by Huston Smith as a ?sublime rendering.? The introduction gives an overview of the Buddha's teachings that is 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. Easwaran is a master storyteller, and his opening essay includes many stories that make moving, memorable reading, bringing young Siddhartha and his heroic spiritual quest vividly to life. But Easwaran's main qualification for interpreting the Dhammapada, he said, was that he knew from his own experience that these verses could transform our lives. This faithful rendition brings us closer to the compassionate heart of the Buddha.

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  • Essence of the Dhammapada
    Essence of the Dhammapada (English, Paperback) Eknath Easwaran

    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 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.

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  • Conquest of Mind
    Conquest of Mind (English, Paperback) Eknath Easwaran

    Getting caught in unwanted thoughts and emotions can feel like an inevitable part of life. The author, a world-famous spiritual teacher who taught meditation for 40 years, shows a way to break free. Whether working with difficult colleagues, going out to eat, or responding to a child's needs, he shows how to try out different, wiser choices.

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  • Bhagavad Gita
    Bhagavad Gita (English, Paperback) Eknath Easwaran

    Dialogue between the warrior, Arjuna, and his charioteer, the god Krishna, covers the purpose of war, the importance of duty, and the spiritual nature of existence, in this ancient Hindu poem that forms one section of the epic Mahabharata. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.

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  • Gandhi the Man
    Gandhi the Man (English, Paperback) Eknath Easwaran

    Gandhi's life is inspiring and baffling to modern readers. How did an ineffective young lawyer become the Mahatma, who led 400 million Indians in their nonviolent struggle for independence? How did he endure the terrible hardships joyfully and with love for all? What is nonviolence and how does it work? This work offers answers to these questions.

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  • Take Your Time
    Take Your Time (English, Paperback) Eknath Easwaran

    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, opening the door to rich, loving relationships, creative and productive work, and a quiet sense of joy that can permeate our lives.

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  • Essence of the Bhagavad Gita
    Essence of the Bhagavad Gita (English, Paperback) Eknath Easwaran

    "The Bhagavad Gita", one of India's most influential scriptures, opens with the warrior-prince Arjuna frozen in indecision on the battlefield. He turns in anguish to his spiritual guide, Sri Krishna, for answers to the fundamental questions of life. This title offers an explanation of the Gita's teachings and their relevance today.

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  • To Love Is to Know Me
    To Love Is to Know Me (Multiple languages, Paperback) Eknath Easwaran

    India's timeless and practical scripture presented as a manual for everyday use. This is the third of three volumes and contains: Introduction, Chapters 13-18 of The Bhagavad Gita with commentary, followed by a Glossary of Sanskrit terms. 520 pages

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  • The End of Sorrow
    The End of Sorrow (Multiple languages, Paperback) Eknath Easwaran

    The Bhagavad Gita for Daily Living, Volume 1: The End of Sorrow Eknath Easwaran is a foremost translator and interpreter of the much-loved Indian scripture, the Bhagavad Gita. He liked to say that his verse-by-verse commentary grew like a tree issuing directly from his life, which was so rooted in the Gita that he found a deep understanding of its teachings in the most everyday experiences ? sharing a treat with young children, walking with friends down a busy street, or watching a mime in San Francisco's Union Square. 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. This first volume in a three-volume set covers chapters 1?6 of the Gita, and concentrates on the individual: the nature of our innermost Self, how it can be discovered in the depths of consciousness, and how this discovery transforms daily life. The introduction includes instructions in Easwaran's universal method of passage meditation.

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  • Love Never Faileth
    Love Never Faileth (English, Paperback) Eknath Easwaran

    This book shows how we can stretch our capacity to love - stretch it beyond anything we can imagine....

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  • The Mantram Handbook
    The Mantram Handbook (English, Paperback) Eknath Easwaran

    The mantram, or mantra, is a short, powerful spiritual formula from the world's major traditions. Repetition of the mantram is a simple but highly effective spiritual practice that can be used at work and at home, fitting naturally within any faith, philosophy, or lifestyle. This is a guide to calming the mind with a mantram.

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  • Patience
    Patience (English, Hardback) Eknath Easwaran

    Including quotes from the world's great philosophers, poets, and sages, this collection of daily readings offers immediate inspiration for readers seeking a more spiritually grounded lifestyle. Each quote is accompanied by a commentary from the author, explaining how the wisdom of the ages can help us here and now.

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  • The Undiscovered Country
    The Undiscovered Country (English, Paperback) Eknath Easwaran

    Using stories and personal anecdotes, Easwaran addresses the lessons death can bring. He sheds light on the perennial questions of time, desire, the nature of the mind, and the realization that the bidy is only the jacket of the soul, and that in death the body dies, but the person does not. The Undiscovered Country shows there is no real death, only passage.

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  • Strength in the Storm
    Strength in the Storm (English, Paperback) Eknath Easwaran

    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, the author states, if we learn to steady our minds.

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  • Like a Thousand Suns
    Like a Thousand Suns (Multiple languages, Paperback) Eknath Easwaran

    India's timeless and practical scripture presented as a manual for everyday use. This is the second of three volumes and contains: Introduction, Chapters 7-12 of the Bhagavad Gita with commentary, followed by a Glossary of Sanskrit terms. 456 pages.

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  • Words to Live By
    Words to Live By (English, Paperback) Eknath Easwaran

    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.

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  • Nonviolent Soldier of Islam
    Nonviolent Soldier of Islam (English, Paperback) Eknath Easwaran

    The progeny of a Muslim tribe steeped in a tradition of blood revenge, Badshah Khan raised history's first nonviolent army and joined Mahatma Gandhi in civil disobedience to British rule in India. His story of hard-won victory offers inspiration for nonviolent solutions to today's world struggles.

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