• Eknath Easwaran

    “The capacity to be patient, to bear with others through thick and thin, is within the reach of anyone”
    EKNATH EASWARAN
    (1910–1999)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Timeless Wisdom of Eknath Easwaran

Simple is Beautiful: The Uncluttered Mind The following excerpt is from the article "The Uncluttered Mind," which appeared in the Spring 2005 edition of the Blue Mountain Journal. . . . more

YA Blog Post: Passage Meditation in a Christian Context ".. . . . more

Video Clip: Exploring Inner Space (1:56 minutes) This excerpt is from a talk by Eknath Easwaran where he uses the simile of space travel to describe in fascinating terms the adventure of self-discovery. . . . more

A Practice for Today: Training the Senses "Just as the body can be trained for virtuoso skills in the pool or on the uneven bars, so our senses can be trained, immensely benefiting ourselves and those around us. . . . more

Easwaran on Thomas a Kempis' The Imitation of Christ: Talk 27 This is the 27th in a long series of talks Eknath Easwaran gave on The Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis. . . . more

Thought for the Day

May 5

Nothing great is created suddenly, anymore than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig, I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.
   – Epictetus

All true spiritual development takes place little by little. From day to day you seem to make no progress, but when you glance back to the year before, though you have vastly farther to go, you realize that your nervous system is more resilient, your will stronger, your senses more responsive, your mind and relationships more secure; your goal is that much clearer before your eyes.

It is not very helpful to ask, “Why am I not making much progress? Why are there still so many difficulties in my way? Why can’t I surmount them?” It takes time and labor, but the tree will bear fruit.

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