Passage Meditation : Bringing the Deep Wisdom of the Heart into Daily Life
Written by a highly respected teacher who taught meditation for over forty years, this book gives you all you need to start meditating. With quiet humor, realism, and warmth, Easwaran gives clear instructions and points out the pitfalls. He explains the theory underlying meditation, and conveys the deep joy, security, and selfless energy that regular practice can bring. In Easwaran's universal method of passage meditation, you choose a spiritual text, or passage, from the world's great traditions that embodies your highest ideals. You memorize it, and then send it deep into consciousness through slow, sustained attention. This method of meditation stays fresh because you can vary the passages according to your own needs. With regular practice, the passages become lifelines, taking you to the source of wisdom deep within and then guiding you through the challenges of daily life. Meditation is supported by seven other points in Easwaran's spiritual program, helping you to stay calm, kind, and focused throughout the day.
- Electronic book text
- 01 Jun 2009
- Nilgiri Press
- United States
- Third Edition
About Eknath Easwaran
Eknath Easwaran (1910Â 1999) is respected around the world as the originator of passage meditation and an authentic guide to timeless wisdom. His method is a dogma-free approach which brings universal ideals into daily life. His best-selling book, Meditation, has sold 195,000 copies since 1978. His 26 books on spiritual living have been translated into 26 languages, and his editions of the Indian Classics have regularly been bestsellers.Easwaran was a professor of English literature and well known in India as a writer and speaker before coming to the United States in 1959 on the Fulbright exchange program. In 1961 he founded the Blue Mountain Center of Meditation, which carries on his work today through publications and retreats.Although he is known primarily through his books, Easwaran has also personally touched the lives of thousands of people who have heard him speak. In 1960 he began giving regular classes on meditation in the San Francisco Bay Area. By the early 1990s, as his books gained increasing attention from foreign publishers, his meditation retreats were drawing people from around the world.Easwaran lived what he taught, giving him enduring appeal as a teacher and author of deep insight and warmth.