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In this series of informal talks to close students, Eknath Easwaran comments on short extracts from the Imitation of Christ by Thomas à Kempis, a classic fifteenth-century Christian text. Recognizing that these gems of spiritual counselling are expressed in difficult, medieval language, Easwaran takes care to place them in a contemporary context. He shows how this great text contains much sound, sensitive psychology that can guide us in making wise choices today.

Easwaran illustrates his insights with anecdotes, analogies, and gentle humor, so you'll hear the audience laughing with him, particularly in the second half of the talks. But throughout his commentary he addresses profound themes - how to return kindness for unkindness at home and at work, how to live in peace with ourselves and with others, how to overcome our fear of death. Easwaran stresses the importance of spiritual practices, such as meditation and repetition of the mantram (also known as the mantra or prayer word), in turning against selfish desires to find the Lord, the source of all goodness within us.

Easwaran also draws on other saints, sages, and scriptures from the world's great traditions - so whatever your faith, philosophy, or lifestyle, if you are interested in following the spiritual path you can find both practical advice and profound inspiration here.

Eknath Easwaran (1910-1999) is respected around the world as a teacher of meditation and an authentic guide to universal wisdom. More than 1.4 million copies of his books are in print around the world, including Seeing with the Eyes of Love, his commentary on the Imitation of Christ. In 1961 he founded the Blue Mountain Center of Meditation, which continues his work today. Easwaran lived what he taught, giving him enduring appeal as a teacher of deep insight and warmth.

©2001 Blue Mountain Center of Meditation (P)2001 Blue Mountain Center of Meditation

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I have never heard a deeper, more profound and resonant presentation of spirituality than can be given by Eknath Eswaran, who has intellectual and experiential authority from both the east and the west, which ultimately he shows as being one.

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Eknath and Thomas á Kempis!

Wonderful and enlightening content. Eknath’s accent is a little hard to understand if you’re only listening with physical ears, but the truths are caught with the heart’s ears. I highly recommend!

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Don't buy.

Don't buy this audio. Extremely poor audio, lots of incoherent verbalizations. if it has a beneficial graces it is hidden.

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Loved it! The man is practicing what Jesus preach

ed: meditation as a means to experience God's love and peace. " Be srill abd jnow you are God "
The author who is from the land where Jesus spent his lostt years in the.Bible, India, has inspired me to make my meditatios. deeper and more regular.

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narrative is not the best but the content is important.it's a matter of balance and