Timeless Wisdom: Passages for Meditation from the World's Saints and Sages

Timeless Wisdom: Passages for Meditation from the World's Saints and Sages

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by Eknath Easwaran
     
 

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Timeless Wisdom is the companion volume to Eknath Easwaran’s Passage Meditation. Passage Meditation gives Easwaran’s instructions in his method of meditation; Timeless Wisdom is his accompanying collection of texts that are suitable for study and meditation. In this selection from the great spiritual traditions, Eknath Easwaran brings

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Timeless Wisdom is the companion volume to Eknath Easwaran’s Passage Meditation. Passage Meditation gives Easwaran’s instructions in his method of meditation; Timeless Wisdom is his accompanying collection of texts that are suitable for study and meditation. In this selection from the great spiritual traditions, Eknath Easwaran brings the world’s timeless wisdom within reach of the modern seeker. These passages include flashes of insight from the Hindu Upanishads, heartfelt prayers of the Christian saints, the passionate songs of the Sufis, and thoughtful teachings from the Jewish, Buddhist, and Taoist traditions. An authority on world mysticism, and outstanding translator of the Indian classics, Easwaran chooses texts that are positive, practical, and meaningful for readers today. This anthology is a compact version of Easwaran’s God Makes the Rivers to Flow, with a new preface and some new texts. This is a book to read and reread, each time drawing more from the well of inspiration in its pages.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781586380311
Publisher:
Nilgiri Press
Publication date:
05/15/2008
Series:
Essential Easwaran Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
826,050
File size:
438 KB

Meet the Author

Eknath Easwaran (1910–1999) is respected around the world as the originator of passage meditation and an authentic guide to universal wisdom. His dogma-free method of meditation consists of silent repetition in the mind of memorized inspirational passages from the world’s great religions, and his book Meditation has sold 195,000 copies since 1978.

Easwaran’s translations of the Indian spiritual classics have been widely acclaimed and are all bestsellers in their class. His 26 books include commentaries on the saints and sages from all the great spiritual traditions, and have been translated into 26 languages.

Easwaran was a professor of English literature and well known in India as a writer and speaker before coming to the United States in 1959 on the Fulbright exchange program. In 1961 he founded the Blue Mountain Center of Meditation, which carries on his work today through publications and retreats.

Although he is known primarily through his books, Easwaran has also personally touched the lives of thousands of people who have heard him speak. In 1960 he began giving regular classes on meditation in the San Francisco Bay Area. By the early 1990s, as his books gained increasing attention from foreign publishers, his meditation retreats were drawing people from around the world.

Easwaran lived what he taught, giving him enduring appeal as a teacher and author of deep insight and warmth.

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Timeless Wisdom: Passages for Meditation from the World's Saints and Sages 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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ReaderInSeattle More than 1 year ago
This book is meant to be used as a source for meditation passages, which it's great for, but it's also a wonderful source for reading from different traditions: Hinduism, Christianity, Buddhism, Judaism, Islam/Sufism, Native American, Taoism.... It's a beautiful book to sample from or dive into when you want a breath of fresh, spiritual air.