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Selections from Eknath Easwaran's The Dhammapada:

Part One
Part Two
Part Three
Part Four

Selections from Meditation:

Part One
Part Two
Part Three
Part Four
Part Five

Selections from God Makes the Rivers to Flow:

Part One
Part Two
Part Three
Part Four
Part Five

Eknath Easwaran

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.

Dhammapada

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

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.