How to Find Happinessby Eknath Easwaran
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True happiness is based on a paradox, Easwaran writes, and that’s why it is so hard to find. As long as we try to make ourselves happy, life places obstacles in our path. But as soon as we turn away from ourselves to make others happy, our troubles begin to melt away. When we learn to live and work selflessly we don’t have to go looking for joy; joy comes looking for us.
Spiritual writer Eknath Easwaran combines deep insights with realism and warmth in this short essay, based on two articles from the Blue Mountain journal.
Meet the Author
Eknath Easwaran (1910 – 1999) is respected around the world as an authentic guide to timeless wisdom, and as the author of Passage Meditation, which brings universal truths into daily life. In 1961 he founded the Blue Mountain Center of Meditation, which carries on his work with publications and retreats.
More than 1.5 million of Easwaran’s books on spiritual living are in print, and his translations of the Indian spiritual classics (The Bhagavad Gita, The Upanishads, and The Dhammapada) are the bestselling editions in English.
A gifted teacher who lived for many years in the West, Easwaran lived what he taught, giving him enduring appeal as a teacher and author of deep insight and warmth.
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Forget yourself, and you'll be happy. Not a moral statement but a spiritual law like any law of physics. Through the practice of meditation and the repetition of a mantram one can learn to put others first and see for oneself how personal security, contentment and inner peace flow into one's life. In this wonderful little epiece revered author and spiritual teacher Eknath Easwaran shows us clearly what happiness is and, more importantly, how to access it daily in the laboratory of our own lives.