• Climbing the Blue Mountain

  • Take the Next Step on Your Spiritual Journey
  • By: Eknath Easwaran
  • Narrated by: Paul Bazely
  • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (35 ratings)

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Climbing the Blue Mountain

By: Eknath Easwaran
Narrated by: Paul Bazely
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Publisher's summary

Easwaran invites you on a journey, an adventure to find the supreme goal of life.

Entertaining, thought-provoking, and moving, these four essays offer an hour of inspiration for listeners of any faith, philosophy, or lifestyle.

Eknath Easwaran is one of the 20th century's great spiritual teachers and an authentic guide to timeless wisdom. He leads us through anecdotes, stories of the saints, surprising analogies, and wise insights that encourage us to explore what spiritual living can mean today.

In "Taking the Plunge", Easwaran draws on a documentary about young penguins to teach us that it takes time for us to find our true path but that we can take our destiny into our own hands.

In "Chasing Rainbows", he explores the nature of desire and what leads to lasting joy.

In "The Secret of Happiness", he shows how by mastering our mind, we can achieve our real stature, far beyond anything we can imagine.

The final essay, "Climbing the Blue Mountain", is a moving account of the spiritual quest. Easwaran compares this with a long journey that he makes from the hot, dusty plains of Central India, up through jungle and plantations, to his home in the cool hills of the Blue Mountains, where his mother waits for him - reminding us that on the spiritual path, we, too, will one day find our true home.

The audiobook is a reading of four of the chapters from the book.

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Critic reviews

"These essays sparkle with the humor and insight that have made Eknath Easwaran a popular teacher for over 30 years.... Easwaran clarifies spiritual practice with vivid, concrete metaphors drawn from his years of observing people, animals, and the natural world. He certainly doesn’t downplay the difficulty of the meditative quest, which in order to be successful will cost us everything we have. But he does present its rewards so persuasively that it’s hard to resist the impulse to sit down and start right away.” (Yoga Journal)

"Eknath Easwaran's publications are reliably beautiful in their formulation." (The Journal of Religion and Psychical Research)