Patience: A Little Book of Inner Strength [NOOK Book]

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"Patience is the ornament of the brave," Eknath Easwaran’s wise grandmother used to say. In all relationships, Easwaran says, patience is the mark of love. An experienced spiritual teacher, he gives powerful insights and advice for developing patience at home and at work, with his unique blend of humor and practicality. Stories offer quiet interludes throughout this little book. Anecdotes about animals, sports stars, and happy family outings make these short, varied readings as entertaining as they are instructive. Gentle reminiscences of India,
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Patience: A Little Book of Inner Strength

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Overview

"Patience is the ornament of the brave," Eknath Easwaran’s wise grandmother used to say. In all relationships, Easwaran says, patience is the mark of love. An experienced spiritual teacher, he gives powerful insights and advice for developing patience at home and at work, with his unique blend of humor and practicality. Stories offer quiet interludes throughout this little book. Anecdotes about animals, sports stars, and happy family outings make these short, varied readings as entertaining as they are instructive. Gentle reminiscences of India, tales from Easwaran’s Hindu heritage, and inspiration from the world’s saints lift the reader’s spirits and give courage. Just keep trying, Easwaran says, and you’ll find there’s no end to your patience — no end to the wisdom, love, and compassion in your heart. This book makes a thoughtful gift for anyone seeking a life that is kinder, more stable, and serene.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781586380465
  • Publisher: Nilgiri Press
  • Publication date: 7/1/2010
  • Series: Pocket Wisdom Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 126
  • Sales rank: 926,026
  • File size: 243 KB

Meet the Author

Eknath Easwaran (1910-1999) is respected around the world as an authentic guide to timeless wisdom, universal in his appeal and approach.

Born in a small village in Kerala state, India, Easwaran grew up listening to his grandmother's age-old stories, and learned from her wise, loving example as she guided and supported her busy extended family. As a young man, Easwaran visited Gandhi in his ashram and was deeply influenced by the way he brought spiritual values into daily life.

Easwaran came to the United States on the Fulbright exchange program in 1959, and in 1961 he founded the Blue Mountain Center of Meditation, which carries on his work today through publications and retreats.

In 1968, at the University of California, Berkeley, Easwaran taught the first academic course on meditation ever offered for credit at a major American university. He continued to teach his method of passage meditation and his program for spiritual living to an American and international audience for almost forty years.

His books have been translated into twenty-six languages, and more than 1.5 million copies are in print, including his best-selling Classics of Indian Spirituality series (The Bhagavad Gita, The Upanishads, and The Dhammapada, Nilgiri Press 2007).
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  • Posted January 29, 2012

    Excellent Book on Patience

    Very good daily read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2011

    Great little book

    This book is broken down into small easily read stories you can digest one at a time. A great reminder for how to have a little more patience in life.

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