Meditation: A Simple Eight Point Program For Translating Spiritual Ideals Into Daily Life

Meditation: A Simple Eight Point Program For Translating Spiritual Ideals Into Daily Life

Eknath Easwaran / Feb 24, 2020

Meditation A Simple Eight Point Program For Translating Spiritual Ideals Into Daily Life Meditation outlines a unique approach to tapping inner resources by training concentration on inspirational passages Eknath Easwaran s practical Eight Point Program offers specific systematic tools t

  • Title: Meditation: A Simple Eight Point Program For Translating Spiritual Ideals Into Daily Life
  • Author: Eknath Easwaran
  • ISBN: 9780915132676
  • Page: 149
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Meditation outlines a unique approach to tapping inner resources by training concentration on inspirational passages Eknath Easwaran s practical Eight Point Program offers specific, systematic tools to sharpen concentration, deal effectively with stress, release deep reserves of energy, and transform anger and other destructive emotions This book offers tested techniquesMeditation outlines a unique approach to tapping inner resources by training concentration on inspirational passages Eknath Easwaran s practical Eight Point Program offers specific, systematic tools to sharpen concentration, deal effectively with stress, release deep reserves of energy, and transform anger and other destructive emotions This book offers tested techniques for strengthening our ability to meditate It is a complete guide to a program of meditation that fits naturally into your life, even complementing an active religious practice.

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      • Eknath Easwaran

        Eknath Easwaran 1910 1999 is the originator of passage meditation and the author of than 30 books on spiritual living.Easwaran is a recognized authority on the Indian spiritual classics His translations of The Bhagavad Gita, The Upanishads, and The Dhammapada are the best selling editions in the USA, and over 1.5 million copies of his books are in print.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, based in Tomales, California, which continues his work today through publications and retreats.His 1968 class on the theory and practice of meditation at UC Berkeley is believed to be the first accredited course on meditation at any Western university For those who seek him as a personal spiritual guide, Easwaran assured us that he lives on through his eight point program of passage meditation I am with you always , he said It does not require my physical presence it requires your open heart Please visit bmcm for a fuller biography.


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    1. Author Eknath Easwaran has written several books on meditation. He has also translated and written guides for many Indian spiritual texts, like The Bhagavad Gita and The Upanishads. Passage Meditation is a combination of both areas of study: it's the process of meditating on "the words of inspired passages chosen from the wisdom literature of the world." These "inspired passages" can be from any time, culture, or religion, and Easwaran is very emphatic that the person studying them doesn't have [...]


    2. I bought this book in the airport in India after studying meditation in Thailand at a Buddhist monastery. I found this book more helpful for integrating meditation into my life than the week-long stay at the monastery!


    3. This book has made such a difference in my life. I started a meditation practice the day after finishing it last year, and have not missed a single meditation since that day (October 8, 2016).Rereading it a year later has confirmed its five-star rating for me. This time I especially liked chapter 6, Putting Others First.


    4. Eknath Easwaran's book Passage Meditation: Bringing the Deep Wisdom of the Heart into Daily Life is a kind, thoughtful guide to meditation for beginners and more experienced practitioners alike. Mr. Easwaran takes the tone of a helpful friend and mentor; the book is an easy read that makes meditation seem doable.Mr. Easwaran starts by discussing the many benefits of meditation, describing how he came to meditation in the first place as a busy young professor at a university in India. He then det [...]


    5. For what this book is, it is top notch. I'm interested in religions, and mystical traditions in particular catch my fancy. I tend to bounce from one metaphysical point of view to another as my mind winds itself around different intellectual trends I ascertain in different traditions. That is precisely what I like about this book and the program it represents. It encourages you to read spiritual classics from the mystics of all different traditions, but the meditation itself is not too messy, met [...]


    6. This is a superb way to get into a daily meditation practice. It works for a lot of us who have tried to practice through the years - and failed. Picking a short passage - Easwaran offers some good suggestions - and repeating it over and over again for 30 minutes sounds nuts, but it isn't. You not only memorize and get into your very bones a profound spiritual statement, but you also become aware of all that is going on inside of you - and learn that you are in charge of your thoughts. I have re [...]


    7. Eknath Easwaren is a fantastic writer. My whole life calmed down after reading his Eight Point Program. Fantastic! His words are calming and fill me with peace and harmony. I have read this book over and over. I pack it each time I have a trip and have taken it with me from East to West. Each chapter is special. This book is a real keeper. Dr. Denise Tarasuk (author of Monsoon Medicine)


    8. I am profiting from this book. I have begun to implement its practices, though imperfectly. Very useful. Though from as Eastern religions viewpoint, Eswaran deeply respects Christian beliefs and practices. A useful crossover book.


    9. I'm a big fan of Eknath's ideas and they have already started to influence my day to day life. Many of these influences will last for the rest of my life I would think.As I've mentioned in other reviews, he has this bad habit of writing loads of books, most of which cover all 8 points of his "program" but in unequal amounts, which means you read a lot of waffle about one topic and very little about the other 7. I had been hoping for one book in which he concisely but thoroughly covers all his ma [...]


    10. I haven't read this sort of book in a while, though I used to read Alan Watts (who I would recommend) quite a bit. I picked up "Meditation" because one of my goals this year is to meditate more regularly Eknath Easwaran's book came recommended to me by a friend, and it was easy to find in the used bookstore as it was published back in 1978 and was something of a bestseller.Neither Easwaran's "passage meditation," in which a person in meditation repeats a singular passage - he recommends beginnin [...]


    11. I have spent the past twenty years trying (mostly unsuccessfully) to meditate. I have read countless books on the subject - by Lama Surya Das, by Jon Kabat-Zinn, by Pema Chodrond I have attended classes and workshops - with Sharon Salzburg and many other wise and learned teachers. I have sat and sat, trying to focus on my breathing and rid my mind of the series of intrusive thoughts. And, after a while, I give up.Passage Meditation, Eknath Easwaran's very clear and practical system of meditation [...]


    12. Easy for most people to follow. Easy to read. Easy to practice. A MUST. An effective tool to: 1. Sharpen concentration, 2. release deep reserves of energy, 3. transform anger, 4. leave behind painful memories, 5. learn to love more fully and 5. dicover your unique contribution to life


    13. Excellent introduction to meditation. The most valuable part of the book is Easwaran's presentation of the other spiritual disciplines and life-habits that support a consistent meditation practice.


    14. This a great guide to a better lifestyle. Easwaran is funny and wise. This book is just one more way for all of us to become better people.


    15. This book is what started the major change in my life. A must read for anyone searching for the elusive goal of finding everlasting joy and peace.




    16. i read this book years ago as a teen and again in my mid 20si love the side stories and the way he writesthis is one of two books i recommend to others looking to better their lives


    17. A must read for anyone looking for some self introspection. A good starting point to even trying to understand the meaning of Life. This book is truly LIFE CHANGING. Changed my perspective of looking at things. The 8 point method mentioned in the book including the mantra and one pointed mind is truly helpful for someone who’s trying to climb the blue mountain of this miracle called Life!


    18. Great book!I’m very partial to Eknath Easwaran and simply love the book. Meditation and mantram help in progressing towards a happier life, for one and for all. Besides describing in simple words passage meditation, he provides an interesting Q&A for beginners and more advance meditators.


    19. This book deepened my meditation practice, making me crave my morning sit. Plus, I resonate with the author's direct, simplistic, yet profound writing-style.





    20. An amazing book that offers the most effective spiritual tools to love and understand ourselves, others and our surroundings.


    21. This was an impulse buy that I found at my local bookstore. It's a very easy read imbued with a simple sense of humor that I like. It’s open-minded in approach, as it mentions many different religious traditions and texts from which one may draw from for meditation. There were 8 points for meditation which all cross-over in different ways. Some of the points that resonated with me include the need to slow down (especially in such a fast-paced culture we’re living in), limiting the ‘multi-t [...]


    22. It's long since I was searching for a book that could teach me how to start with meditation and what benefits will I experience after indulging myself in meditation. Every time I searched for a book, I always felt that Eknath Easwaran's Meditation published by Jaico is a better choice. And as I am done reading now, I can say that my intuition and choice has been wonderful. It has been amazing getting to know Meditation and it's advantages in the easy words of Eknath Easwaran. Book also comes wit [...]


    23. The first couple chapters, which were actually on meditation were great. And I'd recommend them to anybody interested in the subject. The tone is light, conversational, and easy to read. The author basically recommends to westerners what is known as the Jesus prayer ( best known perhaps as a pivotal plot device in Salinger's Franny & Zoey novella, interestingly enough). As well as what is known as the prayer of St. Francis - rather then meditating while chanting in sanskrit. (Personally I pr [...]


    24. Easwaran has translated important Indian classics into English. Here he translates their essential wisdom into a systematic approach to living a spiritual life, irrespective of religious tradition. A native of India, he came to the US after a distinguished career in English Literature. His unique approach to meditation encourages the repetition of a mantra in any idle moment and also passage meditation, a term describing his recommendation that we choose a passage of scripture or mystical writin [...]


    25. Leído en castellano, es una aproximación espiritual a la meditación. No tengo claro que quiera aproximarme de esta forma ni tampoco que quiera dedicarle todo el esfuerzo que plantea Eknath, pero sí queda claro que es una propuesta seria que ha de transformar tu vida.Como siempre, me quedo con lo que puedo hacer en estos momentos de mi vida, incorporo un mantra a mi día a día y una meditación matutina de 10 minutos, lejos de la media hora que plantea Eknath.Pero haber leído este libro me [...]


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