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Selections from Eknath Easwaran's The Dhammapada:
Selections from Meditation:
Selections from God Makes the Rivers to Flow:
Eknath Easwaran came to the United States as a Fullbright scholar in 1959. In 1961, he moved to Berkeley, California, where he founded the Blue Mountain Center of Meditation. For over thirty years, he has taught and written on world mysticism. Mr. Easwaran is known for his ability to bring spiritual ideals into everyday life.
The Dhammapada (review or buy) is a core element of Buddhist scriptures. As Mr. Eknath Easwaran says in the introduction to this translation of the work, "if everything else were lost, we would need nothing more than the Dhammapada to follow the way of the Buddha." In the following excerpt, we have included the first twenty of the Dhammapada's 423 verses, along with an introduction.
Meditation: A Simple 8-Point Program for Translating Spiritual Ideals into Daily Life (review or buy) is one of Mr. Eknath Easwaran's best-loved books. With humor and clear language, Mr. Easwaran outlines an eight-point path to a successful meditation practice.
God Makes the Rivers to Flow
God Makes The Rivers to Flow (review or buy) is a collection of short, positive selections from the world's great scriptures and mystics -- Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim, Native American -- chosen by the respected meditation teacher Eknath Easwaran. "The slow, sustained concentration on these passages drives them deep into our minds," says Mr. Easwaran.