Eknath Easwaran

“By virtue of being human, each of us has the capacity to choose, to change, to grow.”
– Eknath Easwaran

The Timeless Wisdom of Eknath Easwaran

Easwaran on Thomas a Kempis' The Imitation of Christ: Talk 36 This is the 36th in a long series of talks Eknath Easwaran gave on The Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis. . . . more

YA Blog Post: Furiously Mantraming "You can think of the mantram as a handrail for the mind. . . . more

Video Clip: The Causes of Sorrow (7:14 minutes) In this video excerpt, Easwaran discusses the causes of sorrow as described by the Buddha. . . . more

A Practice for Today: Putting Others First "Don't compete in any relationship. . . . more

Fighting the War Within The following excerpt is from the book The Constant Companion, a commentary from Easwaran on the traditional Hindu names of God. . . . more

Thought for the Day

September 2

The affairs of the world will go on forever. Do not delay the practice of meditation.
   – Milarepa

The human being simply does not have enough fuel in one lifetime to explore every byway that presents itself. If we had a thousand years to live, we could explore every roadside attraction, doing all the little things that appeal to us, and still have time left for realizing the goal of life. But even the most long-lived of us will be given a hundred years at most – and but a fraction of that time before vitality and resolution begin to wane.

People approach spiritual growth in one of two ways: there are the “locals” and the “express” trains. The “locals” stop at every little station along the way to sample the food and enjoy the local color. But the “express” goes straight through to the destination. Fortunately, there seems to be an inner law: we start as “locals” but become “expresses” as we make progress on our journey.

When we take to meditation and put all our heart into practicing spiritual disciplines, we find ourselves speeding towards the goal.

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