The Dhammapada Large Print 16pt

Author: Eknath Easwaran
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 9781458778383
Release Date: 2010-06-29
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The Dhammapada: one of three new editions of the books in Eknath Easwaran's Classics of Indian Spirituality series ''As irrigators guide water to their fields, as archers aim arrows, as carpenters carve wood, the wise shape their lives.'' - Dhammapada (145).... Dhammapada means ''the path of dharma, '' the path of truth, harmony, and righteousness. Capturing the living words of the Buddha, this much-loved scripture consists of verses organized by theme: thought, joy, anger, pleasure, and others. The Dhammapada is permeated with the power and practicality of one of the world's most appealing spiritual teachers. Rejecting superstition on the one hand and philosophical speculation on the other, the Buddha taught the path to the end of suffering and showed how we can achieve lasting joy. He spells out our choices with a refreshing realism and frankness. And he insists that we be spiritually self-reliant: ''All the effort must be made by you. Buddhas only point the way.'' Easwaran believed that we need nothing more than the Dhammapada to follow the way of the Buddha. His main qualification for interpreting the Dhammapada, he said, was that he knew from his own experience that these verses can transform our lives.

The Bhagavad Gita

Author: Eknath Easwaran
Publisher: Nilgiri Press
ISBN: 9781586380199
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Religion

In the Bhagavad Gita, Prince Arjuna asks direct, uncompromising questions of his spiritual guide on the eve of a great battle. In this expanded edition of the most famous —and popular — of Indian criptures, Eknath Easwaran contextualizes the book culturally and historically and explains the key concepts of Hindu religious thought and the technical vocabulary of yoga. Chapter introductions, notes, and a glossary help readers understand the book’s message. Most importantly, this translation uses simple, clear language to impart the poetry, universality, and timelessness of the Gita’s teachings.

Essence of the Dhammapada

Author: Eknath Easwaran
Publisher: Nilgiri Press
ISBN: 9781586380977
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Religion

Eknath Easwaran, translator of the best-selling edition of the Dhammapada, sees this powerful scripture as a perfect map for the spiritual journey. Said to be the text closest to the Buddha’s actual words, it is a collection of short teachings memorized during his lifetime by his disciples. Easwaran presents the Dhammapada as a guide to spiritual perseverance, progress, and ultimately enlightenment -- a heroic confrontation with life as it really is, with straight answers to our deepest questions. We witness the heartbreak of death, for instance -- what does that mean for us? What is love? How does karma work? How do we follow the spiritual life in the midst of work and family? Does nirvana really exist, and if so, what is it like to be illumined? In his interpretation of Buddhist themes, illustrated with stories from the Buddha’s life, Easwaran offers a view of the concept of Right Understanding that is both exhilarating and instructive. He shares his experiences on the spiritual path, giving the advice that only an experienced teacher and practitioner can offer, and urges us to answer for ourselves the Buddha’s call to nirvana -- that mysterious, enduring state of wisdom, joy, and peace.

Classics of Indian Spirituality

Author: Eknath Easwaran
Publisher:
ISBN: 1586380222
Release Date: 2007-09-01
Genre: Religion

These classic teachings comprise the most important and universal texts from the Indian wisdom tradition. They pose the fundamental questions of life pondered throughout the ages: Who am I? What happens when I die? What is the purpose of my life? Each text offers compelling answers, reflecting the style and personality of their Vedic and Buddhist authors. Eknath Easwaran's lyrical translations and engaging explanations of key concepts ensure that the texts are as relevant today as they were centuries ago.

Essence of the Upanishads

Author: Eknath Easwaran
Publisher: Nilgiri Press
ISBN: 9781586380366
Release Date: 2009-08-25
Genre: Religion

Easwaran takes one of India's classic wisdom texts, the Katha Upanishad, and explains how it embraces all the key ideas of Indian spirituality within the context of a powerful mythic quest - the story of a young hero who ventures into the land of death in search of immortality. Illustrating the insights of the Katha through analogies and everyday examples, Easwaran shows how these ancient teachings help us gain a deeper understanding of our world and ourselves today. (Previously published as: Dialogue With Death)

The Upanishads

Author: Eknath Easwaran
Publisher: Nilgiri Press
ISBN: 9781586380212
Release Date: 2007-01
Genre: Religion

Among the oldest of India’s spiritual texts, the Upanishads are records of intensive question-and-answer sessions given by illumined sages to their students. Widely featured in philosophy courses, the Upanishads have puzzled and inspired wisdom seekers from Yeats to Schopenhauer. Eknath Easwaran makes this challenging text more accessible by selecting the passages most relevant to readers seeking timeless truths today. His accessible, highly readable translation and lively foreword place the teachings in a contemporary context for students and general readers alike.

Foreign Aid Madness

Author: Hassan Rasheed
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 9781312010833
Release Date: 2014-02-18
Genre: Business & Economics

The Earth is a closed system and closed systems follow certain rules. Foreign aid does not follow these rules and assumes that Human Kind is outside the closed system boundaries. As a result, foreign aid goals are not realistic and cannot be supported. For example, population equilibrium points are ignored leading to perpetual failure. It will be shown that aid programs are also heavily weighted in favor of donor countries and organizations. Hassan Rasheed brings his philosophy of life through a shift from traditional thinking to a wider audience by conveying clear science in an engaging narrative and adds questions to prompt critical analysis.

Patience

Author: Eknath Easwaran
Publisher: Nilgiri Press
ISBN: 158638046X
Release Date: 2010-07-01
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

"Patience is the ornament of the brave," Easwaran's wise grandmother used to say. In relationships, patience is the mark of love. An experienced spiritual teacher who combines humor with practicality, Easwaran gives powerful insights and sometimes surprising advice for developing patience at home and at work. 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 ...

Original Goodness

Author: Eknath Easwaran
Publisher: Nilgiri Press
ISBN: 9780915132911
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

"Patience, mercy, peacemaking, simplicity, humility. When we cultivate these qualities our life will become immensely rich. Beneath all our layers of ignorance, we can uncover our essential nature: our Original Goodness. According to the ""Perennial Philosophy"" found in all religions, this divine essence can be realized, and is the supreme goal in life. This unbroken awareness of the presence of God in all creatures is the mark of the mystic. For one who grasps these principles with an open heart, life takes fire with purpose."

The Upanishads

Author: Eknath Easwaran
Publisher: Nilgiri Press
ISBN: 9781586380212
Release Date: 2007-01
Genre: Religion

Among the oldest of India’s spiritual texts, the Upanishads are records of intensive question-and-answer sessions given by illumined sages to their students. Widely featured in philosophy courses, the Upanishads have puzzled and inspired wisdom seekers from Yeats to Schopenhauer. Eknath Easwaran makes this challenging text more accessible by selecting the passages most relevant to readers seeking timeless truths today. His accessible, highly readable translation and lively foreword place the teachings in a contemporary context for students and general readers alike.

Climbing the Blue Mountain

Author: Eknath Easwaran
Publisher: Nilgiri Press
ISBN: 9780915132706
Release Date: 1964
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Sixteen lively essays illuminate different aspects of the spiritual journey. The introduction presents the author as a ?travel agent” on a journey to the spiritual world within us. The essays are metaphorical travel brochures, invitations to take the plunge into self-discovery through the adventure of meditation. Edited from his extemporaneous talks, this inspiring collection of essays gives the flavor of hearing this great spiritual teacher and storyteller in person. Easwaran successfully combines his Eastern and Western wisdom, which includes a thorough knowledge of English literature, into an eight-point program usable by followers of all religious traditions.

The End of Sorrow

Author: Eknath Easwaran
Publisher: Nilgiri Press
ISBN: 9780915132171
Release Date: 1979-02-01
Genre: Religion

"This volume originally appeared in a hardcover edition ... under the title The Bhagavad Gita for daily living, chapters 1 through 6, published by the Blue Mountain Center of Meditation."--T.p. verso.

Seeing with the Eyes of Love

Author: Eknath Easwaran
Publisher: Nilgiri Press
ISBN: 9780915132874
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Religion

"Drawing on his intimate knowledge of the mystical tradition, Easwaran gives exhilarating glimpses of what love means to Christian mystics - Augustine, Teresa of Avila, Catherine of Genoa, and others."

The Compassionate Universe

Author: Eknath Easwaran
Publisher: Nilgiri Press
ISBN: 9780915132584
Release Date: 1989
Genre: Philosophy

"What is the connection between our small, daily, individual choices and the condition of the earth's environment? The Compassionate Universe looks at our choices through the perspective of Mahatma Gandhi's seven social sins, such as ""Science Without Humanity,"" and ""Politics Without Principles."""

Essence of the Bhagavad Gita

Author: Eknath Easwaran
Publisher: Nilgiri Press
ISBN: 9781586380687
Release Date: 2011-12-13
Genre: Religion

The Bhagavad Gita opens with a crisis -- Prince Arjuna despairs on the battlefield, unsure if he should fight his kinsmen in a dreadful war. For Easwaran, the Gita's epic battle represents the war in our own hearts and Arjuna's anguish reflects the human condition: torn between opposing forces, confused about how to live. Sri Krishna's timeless guidance, Easwaran argues, can shed light on our dilemmas today. Placing the Gita's teachings in a modern context, Easwaran explores the nature of reality, the illusion of separateness, the search for identity, the meaning of yoga, and how to heal the unconscious. The key message of the Gita is how to resolve our conflicts and live in harmony with the deep unity of life, through the practice of meditation and spiritual disciplines. Sri Krishna doesn't tell Arjuna what to do. He points out the prince's choices, and then leaves it to Arjuna to decide. Easwaran shows us clearly how these teachings still apply -- and how, like Arjuna, we must take courage and act wisely if we want our world to thrive.