“By virtue of being human, each of us has the capacity to choose, to change, to grow.”
A Practice for Today: Increasing One-Pointed Attention "When your attention gets caught somewhere other than here and now, for example, in some past event you can't stop dwelling on, use your mantram to get your attention free. . . . more
Easwaran on Thomas a Kempis' The Imitation of Christ: Talk 9 This is the ninth in a long series of talks Eknath Easwaran gave on The Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis. . . . more
YA Blog Post: Free Meditation Webinar October 4th, 2014 We hope you'll join us for our free introductory meditation webinar on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 10:00 a.m . . . more
All of Us Are One The following excerpt is from an article by Easwaran that appeared in the Autumn 2007 issue of our quarterly Blue Mountain journal: "The same spark of divinity - this same Self - is enshrined in every creature. . . . more
A Practice for Today: Training the Senses "Juggle with your opinions, especially when you find that you are rigid or emotional about them. . . . more
Late have I loved thee, O Beauty so ancient and so new; late have I loved thee! For behold, thou wert within me and I outside; and I sought thee outside and in my unloveliness fell upon these lovely things that thou hast made. Thou wert with me and I was not with thee. I was kept from thee by those things, yet had they not been in thee, they would not have been at all. Thou didst call and cry to me and break open my deafness. . . . I tasted thee, and now hunger and thirst for thee; thou didst touch me, and now I burn for thy peace.
– Saint Augustine
When we use the word love, let us use it very carefully, in the deeply spiritual sense, where to love is to know; to love is to act.
If you really love, from the depths of your consciousness, that love gives you a native wisdom. You perceive the needs of others intuitively and clearly, with detachment from any personal desires; and you know how to act creatively to meet those needs, dexterously surmounting any obstacle that comes in the way. Such is the immense, driving power of love.
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