The Bhagavad Gita

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ISBN: 9781586380199
Release Date: 2007
Number of pages: 294
Author: Eknath Easwaran
Publisher: Nilgiri Press

Download and read online The Bhagavad Gita in PDF and EPUB 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

Filename: the-dhammapada.pdf
ISBN: 9781586380205
Release Date: 2007
Number of pages: 275
Author: Eknath Easwaran
Publisher: Nilgiri Press

Download and read online The Dhammapada in PDF and EPUB 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.


The Bhagavad Gita

Filename: the-bhagavad-gita.pdf
ISBN: 9780375705557
Release Date: 2000
Number of pages: 122
Author: Eknath Easwaran
Publisher: Vintage

Download and read online The Bhagavad Gita in PDF and EPUB 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.


The Upanishads

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ISBN: 9781458778291
Release Date: 2010-06-01
Number of pages: 412
Author: Eknath Easwaran
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

Download and read online The Upanishads in PDF and EPUB The Upanishads: one of three new editions of the books in Eknath Easwaran's Classics of Indian Spirituality series You are what your deep driving desire is. As your desire is, so is your will. As your will is, so is your deed. As your deed is, so is your destiny. - Brihadaranyaka Upanishad (IV.4.5) Over two thousand years ago, the sages of India embarked on an extraordinary experiment. While others were exploring the external world, they turned inward - to explore consciousness itself. In the changing flow of human thought, they asked, is there anything that remains the same? They found that there is indeed a changeless Reality underlying the ebb and flow of life. Their discoveries are an expression of what Aldous Huxley called the Perennial Philosophy, the wellspring of all religious faith that assures us that God-realization is within human reach. The Upanishads are the sages' wisdom, given in intense sessions of spiritual instruction in ashrams, in family gatherings, in a royal court, in the kingdom of Death himself. And Easwaran shows how these teachings are just as relevant to us now as they ever were centuries ago.


Classics of Indian Spirituality

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ISBN: 1586380222
Release Date: 2007-09-01
Number of pages: 940
Author: Eknath Easwaran
Publisher:

Download and read online Classics of Indian Spirituality in PDF and EPUB These classic teachings comprise the most important and universal texts from the Indian wisdom tradition. They pose the fundamental questions of life pondered throughout the ages: Who am I? What happens when I die? What is the purpose of my life? Each text offers compelling answers, reflecting the style and personality of their Vedic and Buddhist authors. Eknath Easwaran's lyrical translations and engaging explanations of key concepts ensure that the texts are as relevant today as they were centuries ago.


Essence of the Bhagavad Gita

Filename: essence-of-the-bhagavad-gita.pdf
ISBN: 9781586380687
Release Date: 2011-12-13
Number of pages: 225
Author: Eknath Easwaran
Publisher: Nilgiri Press

Download and read online Essence of the Bhagavad Gita in PDF and EPUB The Bhagavad Gita opens with a crisis -- Prince Arjuna despairs on the battlefield, unsure if he should fight his kinsmen in a dreadful war. For Easwaran, the Gita's epic battle represents the war in our own hearts and Arjuna's anguish reflects the human condition: torn between opposing forces, confused about how to live. Sri Krishna's timeless guidance, Easwaran argues, can shed light on our dilemmas today. Placing the Gita's teachings in a modern context, Easwaran explores the nature of reality, the illusion of separateness, the search for identity, the meaning of yoga, and how to heal the unconscious. The key message of the Gita is how to resolve our conflicts and live in harmony with the deep unity of life, through the practice of meditation and spiritual disciplines. Sri Krishna doesn't tell Arjuna what to do. He points out the prince's choices, and then leaves it to Arjuna to decide. Easwaran shows us clearly how these teachings still apply -- and how, like Arjuna, we must take courage and act wisely if we want our world to thrive.


Like a Thousand Suns

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ISBN: 9780915132188
Release Date: 1979
Number of pages: 455
Author: Eknath Easwaran
Publisher: Nilgiri Press

Download and read online Like a Thousand Suns in PDF and EPUB "This volume has been published simultaneously in a hardcover edition under the title The Bhagavad Gita for daily living, chapters 7 through 12"--T.p. verso.


Essence of the Upanishads

Filename: essence-of-the-upanishads.pdf
ISBN: 9781586380366
Release Date: 2009-08-25
Number of pages: 252
Author: Eknath Easwaran
Publisher: Nilgiri Press

Download and read online Essence of the Upanishads in PDF and EPUB Easwaran takes one of India's classic wisdom texts, the Katha Upanishad, and explains how it embraces all the key ideas of Indian spirituality within the context of a powerful mythic quest - the story of a young hero who ventures into the land of death in search of immortality. Illustrating the insights of the Katha through analogies and everyday examples, Easwaran shows how these ancient teachings help us gain a deeper understanding of our world and ourselves today. (Previously published as: Dialogue With Death)


Essence of the Bhagavad Gita

Filename: essence-of-the-bhagavad-gita.pdf
ISBN: 9781586380687
Release Date: 2011-12-13
Number of pages: 225
Author: Eknath Easwaran
Publisher: Nilgiri Press

Download and read online Essence of the Bhagavad Gita in PDF and EPUB The Bhagavad Gita opens with a crisis -- Prince Arjuna despairs on the battlefield, unsure if he should fight his kinsmen in a dreadful war. For Easwaran, the Gita's epic battle represents the war in our own hearts and Arjuna's anguish reflects the human condition: torn between opposing forces, confused about how to live. Sri Krishna's timeless guidance, Easwaran argues, can shed light on our dilemmas today. Placing the Gita's teachings in a modern context, Easwaran explores the nature of reality, the illusion of separateness, the search for identity, the meaning of yoga, and how to heal the unconscious. The key message of the Gita is how to resolve our conflicts and live in harmony with the deep unity of life, through the practice of meditation and spiritual disciplines. Sri Krishna doesn't tell Arjuna what to do. He points out the prince's choices, and then leaves it to Arjuna to decide. Easwaran shows us clearly how these teachings still apply -- and how, like Arjuna, we must take courage and act wisely if we want our world to thrive.


Gandhi the Man

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ISBN: 9781586380557
Release Date: 2011
Number of pages: 213
Author: Eknath Easwaran
Publisher: Nilgiri Press

Download and read online Gandhi the Man in PDF and EPUB A portrait of the great Indian leader seeks to uncover the personal and spiritual qualities which shaped Gandhi's life and made him the charismatic leader of millions. Original.


The End of Sorrow

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ISBN: 9780915132171
Release Date: 1979-02-01
Number of pages: 430
Author: Eknath Easwaran
Publisher: Nilgiri Press

Download and read online The End of Sorrow in PDF and EPUB "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.


Climbing the Blue Mountain

Filename: climbing-the-blue-mountain.pdf
ISBN: 9780915132706
Release Date: 1964
Number of pages: 175
Author: Eknath Easwaran
Publisher: Nilgiri Press

Download and read online Climbing the Blue Mountain in PDF and EPUB Sixteen lively essays illuminate different aspects of the spiritual journey. The introduction presents the author as a ?travel agent” on a journey to the spiritual world within us. The essays are metaphorical travel brochures, invitations to take the plunge into self-discovery through the adventure of meditation. Edited from his extemporaneous talks, this inspiring collection of essays gives the flavor of hearing this great spiritual teacher and storyteller in person. Easwaran successfully combines his Eastern and Western wisdom, which includes a thorough knowledge of English literature, into an eight-point program usable by followers of all religious traditions.


Patience

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ISBN: 158638046X
Release Date: 2010-07-01
Number of pages: 126
Author: Eknath Easwaran
Publisher: Nilgiri Press

Download and read online Patience in PDF and EPUB "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 ...


Seeing with the Eyes of Love

Filename: seeing-with-the-eyes-of-love.pdf
ISBN: 9780915132874
Release Date: 1996
Number of pages: 260
Author: Eknath Easwaran
Publisher: Nilgiri Press

Download and read online Seeing with the Eyes of Love in PDF and EPUB "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."


Words to Live By

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ISBN: 9781586380496
Release Date: 2010-08
Number of pages: 398
Author: Eknath Easwaran
Publisher: Nilgiri Press

Download and read online Words to Live By in PDF and EPUB 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.