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    • The Bhagavad Gita

    • By: Eknath Easwaran
    • Narrated by: Paul Bazely
    • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Bhagavad Gita, "The Song of the Lord", is the best known of all the Indian scriptures, and Easwaran's reliable and accessible version has consistently been the best-selling translation. Easwaran's introduction places the Gita in its historical setting and brings out the universality and timelessness of its teachings. Chapter introductions give clear explanations of key concepts in that chapter.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Content and narration reduced me to tears

    • By laurie on 01-11-16

    Regular price: $7.66

    • Essence of the Upanishads

    • A Key to Indian Spirituality
    • By: Eknath Easwaran
    • Narrated by: Paul Bazely
    • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 303
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    Easwaran's classic manual is a unique source of practical spiritual support for new and experienced meditators, and gives all the instruction needed to establish a vibrant meditation practice and keep it going. In passage meditation, you focus attention on passages, or texts, drawn from all the world's sacred traditions. You choose the passages that appeal to you, so this universal method stays fresh and inspiring, prompting you to live out your highest ideals.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not a Summary

    • By Eric on 03-26-18

    Regular price: $10.46

    • The Dhammapada

    • By: Eknath Easwaran
    • Narrated by: Paul Bazely
    • Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
    • Abridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 373
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    Dhammapada means "the path of dharma", the path of harmony and righteousness that anyone can follow to reach the highest good. This classic Buddhist scripture is a collection of vivid, practical verses gathered from direct disciples who wanted to preserve what they had heard from the Buddha himself. Easwaran's translation of this classic Buddhist text is the best-selling translation in the US.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Audio doesn’t include full book

    • By Montgomery on 01-25-18

    Regular price: $6.96

    • Passage Meditation - A Complete Spiritual Practice

    • Train Your Mind and Find a Life That Fulfills
    • By: Eknath Easwaran
    • Narrated by: Paul Bazely
    • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 124
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 106

    Easwaran's classic manual is a unique source of practical spiritual support for new and experienced meditators and gives all the instruction needed to establish a vibrant meditation practice and keep it going. In passage meditation you focus attention on passages, or texts, drawn from all the world's sacred traditions. You choose the passages that appeal to you, so this universal method stays fresh and inspiring, prompting you to live out your highest ideals.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Time to start meditation

    • By At Large on 04-30-17

    Regular price: $10.46

    • Conquest of Mind

    • Take Charge of Your Thoughts and Reshape Your Life Through Meditation
    • By: Eknath Easwaran
    • Narrated by: Paul Bazely
    • Length: 3 hrs and 54 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 134
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      5 out of 5 stars 114
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      5 out of 5 stars 111

    Feeling trapped by unwanted thoughts and emotions can seem an inevitable part of life. But Eknath Easwaran, who taught meditation for 40 years, teaches us a way to break free. Just as a fitness routine can create a strong, supple body, spiritual disciplines can shape a secure personality and a resilient, loving mind. Easwaran takes the timeless teachings of the Buddha and other mystics and tells how we can train the mind not just during meditation but throughout the day.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • For those who really want to free the clutter of the mind. Truly Inspiring!

    • By Kallol Kundu on 06-28-15
    • Take Charge of Your Thoughts and Reshape Your Life Through Meditation
    • By: Eknath Easwaran
    • Narrated by: Paul Bazely
    • Length: 3 hrs and 54 mins
    • Release date: 08-29-13
    • 5 out of 5 stars 134 ratings

    Regular price: $6.96

    • Strength in the Storm

    • By: Eknath Easwaran
    • Narrated by: Paul Bazely
    • Length: 51 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
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    Stress and anxiety affect many of us as we struggle with work pressures, money worries, strained relationships, and the nagging sense that life may be running out of our control. But in the midst of chaos, we can find balance, peace, and wisdom, Easwaran says, if we learn to steady our minds. It’s a simple idea, but one that runs deep - a truly calm mind can weather any storm.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Beauty Of Being In The Present Moment

    • By Sara on 08-23-16

    Regular price: $9.95

    • Following the Teachings of the Upanishads

    • By: Eknath Easwaran
    • Narrated by: Eknath Easwaran
    • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 160
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    The Upanishads are among the oldest of the Indian wisdom texts, the records of teaching sessions of illumined sages and their students, who were asking the fundamental questions of life. Easwaran's translation of these classic texts has been highly acclaimed, and in these informal talks to close students he draws out the main themes of eleven Upanishads.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable, succinct, comprehensible

    • By Neera Gupta on 08-23-16

    Regular price: $11.86

    • Gandhi the Man

    • The Story of His Transformation
    • By: Eknath Easwaran
    • Narrated by: Paul Bazely
    • Length: 2 hrs and 15 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 87

    How had Gandhi transformed himself from an ineffective young lawyer into the Mahatma, the “great soul” who led 400 million ordinary men and women in their nonviolent struggle for independence? To find out, Easwaran visited Gandhi’s ashram and watched the Mahatma absorbed in meditation on the Bhagavad Gita – the wellspring of Gandhi’s spiritual strength.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gandhis transformation inspires ours

    • By ranjini Manian on 05-17-15

    Regular price: $8.36

    • Following the Way of the Buddha

    • By: Eknath Easwaran
    • Narrated by: Eknath Easwaran
    • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    Eknath Easwaran selects key verses from his acclaimed translation of the Buddha's Dhammapada, and explains in these informal talks to his close students how the Buddha's timeless words can guide us in our lives today.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Audio Quality is all over the place

    • By Michael Leon on 05-21-16

    Regular price: $11.86

    • Following the Path of Jesus

    • By: Eknath Easwaran
    • Narrated by: Eknath Easwaran
    • Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
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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 15th-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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Deep

    • By Amazon Customer on 02-03-17

    Regular price: $11.86

    • Meditation: Four Talks

    • By: Eknath Easwaran
    • Narrated by: Eknath Easwaran
    • Length: 2 hrs and 31 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
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    Easwaran gives clear, practical, step-by-step instructions in passage meditation: four talks recorded during an intensive course for the University of California Berkeley Extension. In passage meditation, you focus attention on passages, or texts, drawn from all the world’s sacred traditions. You choose the passages that appeal to you, so this universal method stays fresh and inspiring, prompting you to live out your highest ideals. Meditation is supported by the mantram and six other spiritual tools to help us stay calm, kind, and focused throughout the day.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very Inspiring

    • By Funda on 03-06-09

    Regular price: $13.26

    • Spiritual Teacher, Earnest Student

    • Finding a Reflection of Your True Self
    • By: Eknath Easwaran
    • Narrated by: Paul Bazely
    • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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     Why is a teacher important? And how can we find an authentic one? Easwaran, a recognized authority on spiritual living, has guided earnest students around the world. He tells us that to make real progress on the spiritual path, we need encouragement, inspiration, and practical guidance from someone who has made the journey before us - an experienced guide who can show us a safe path up the spiritual mountain. 

    Regular price: $4.17

    • Five Obstacles to Meditation

    • By: Eknath Easwaran
    • Narrated by: Eknath Easwaran
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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    Easwaran the meditation teacher gives insights into strengthening the mind and the body to help overcome common problems during meditation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great visionry

    • By Barry Cahill OBrien on 09-29-17

    Regular price: $2.77

    • The Prayer of Saint Francis

    • By: Eknath Easwaran
    • Narrated by: Eknath Easwaran
    • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
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    Meditation is the key to finding the Self, and Easwaran recommends this prayer, which begins "Lord make me an instrument of thy peace . . . ," as the first passage to use when learning to meditate. In this talk Easwaran explores the four pillars of wisdom and then gives a line-by-line commentary on the prayer.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Cluttering up Thus Way Seeking Mind.

    • By SEED7ROBI on 01-18-18

    Regular price: $2.77

    • The Transformation of Anger

    • By: Eknath Easwaran
    • Narrated by: Eknath Easwaran
    • Length: 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
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    Anger is a powerful force. Easwaran inspires us to transform it into a constructive, healing friend.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not what I expected, but enjoyable...

    • By customer on 05-30-15

    Regular price: $2.77

    • An Uncluttered Mind

    • By: Eknath Easwaran
    • Narrated by: Eknath Easwaran
    • Length: 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    Easwaran explains how we can clear our minds of the clutter that prevents us from living our lives the way we want to live.

    Regular price: $2.77

    • Imitation of Christ, Talk 7

    • By: Eknath Easwaran
    • Narrated by: Eknath Easwaran
    • Length: 59 mins
    • Original Recording
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    This is the seventh in a long series of talks Eknath Easwaran gave on The Imitation of Christ by Thomas A. Kempis. In this talk Easwaran reads and discusses book one, chapter 18, "Of the Example of the Holy Fathers".

    Regular price: $2.77

    • Climbing the Blue Mountain

    • A Guide for the Spiritual Journey
    • By: Eknath Easwaran
    • Narrated by: Paul Bazely
    • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
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    Entertaining, thought provoking, and moving, these four essays by spiritual author and teacher Eknath Easwaran offer an hour of inspiration for listeners of any faith, philosophy, or lifestyle. Through anecdotes, stories of the saints, surprising analogies, and wise insights, Easwaran encourages us to explore what spiritual living can mean today.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Simple and profound.

    • By Shawn Chapman on 09-19-16

    Regular price: $6.96

    • Renewal

    • A Little Book of Courage & Hope
    • By: Eknath Easwaran
    • Narrated by: Paul Bazely
    • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
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    This is a little book of hope - wise, warm suggestions to help us change ourselves to change our world. Listen to it whenever you need some courage, some inspiration, and some peace in your heart. Listen to it when you need an answer to the question, "But what can I do?" This collection of short readings includes stories from East and West, inspiration from Gandhi and the world's saints, and spiritual insights and practical ideas we can adopt today, no matter what our faith, philosophy, or lifestyle.

    Regular price: $6.96

    • Sacred Literature of the World

    • Inspirational Passages Selected and Read by Eknath Easwaran
    • By: Eknath Easwaran
    • Narrated by: Eknath Easwaran
    • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
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    In this historic recording Eknath Easwaran, who taught meditation and spiritual living for over 40 years, reads his selection of lifeaffirming writings from the saints, sages, and scriptures of the Christian, Hindu, Sufi, Jewish, Buddhist, and Taoist traditions. This collection includes passages from Easwaran’s translations of the Bhagavad Gita, the Upanishads, and the Dhammapada. Easwaran’s reading is sonorous and deep, slowing down the mind and drawing us into a world of timeless wisdom where our worries and concerns fall back into perspective.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • THe BEST meditation book there is!

    • By Laura on 03-19-13

    Regular price: $6.96

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