Eknath Easwaran

“The widest possibilities for spiritual growth lie in the give-and-take of everyday relationshipse.”
– Eknath Easwaran

The Timeless Wisdom of Eknath Easwaran

Easwaran on Thomas a Kempis' The Imitation of Christ: Talk 36 This is the 36th in a long series of talks Eknath Easwaran gave on The Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis. . . . more

YA Blog Post: Furiously Mantraming "You can think of the mantram as a handrail for the mind. . . . more

Video Clip: The Causes of Sorrow (7:14 minutes) In this video excerpt, Easwaran discusses the causes of sorrow as described by the Buddha. . . . more

A Practice for Today: Putting Others First "Don't compete in any relationship. . . . more

Fighting the War Within The following excerpt is from the book The Constant Companion, a commentary from Easwaran on the traditional Hindu names of God. . . . more

Thought for the Day

September 1

Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you.
   – The Gospel According to Saint Matthew

This is love at its most magnificent. In order to love like this, we cannot be attached to ourselves. It is because we think so much about ourselves that we strike back, show resentment, speak harshly, move away.

Jesus’ words do not mean agreeing with everything people say or supporting whatever they do. We sometimes have to oppose people we love. Yet, if we do it tenderly, it is not likely that it will cost us a single friend. In fact, that person might say, “I’ve found a friend who will support me and stand beside me always.”

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