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    “This is the central principle of meditation: we become what we meditate on.”
    EKNATH EASWARAN
    (1910–1999)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Timeless Wisdom of Eknath Easwaran

YA Blog Post: A Passage for March "Becoming rich in personal relationships, learning to return love for hatred, being always aware of the unity of life, these things are the most difficult achievements on the face of the earth. . . . more

Tested from Every Quarter: An excerpt from Easwaran's Like a Thousand Suns "If I may say so, the Lord is a very thorough teacher. . . . more

A Practice for Today: Learning to Meditate "Sit in a straight-backed chair or on the floor with your head, neck, and spinal column erect. . . . more

Easwaran on Thomas a Kempis' The Imitation of Christ: Talk 23 This is the 23rd in a long series of talks Eknath Easwaran gave on The Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis. . . . more

YA Blog Post: February YA Highlights "Most young people I know do not really want an easy life. . . . more

Thought for the Day

March 6

God expects but one thing of you, and that is that you should come out of yourself insofar as you are a created being and let God be God in you.
   – Meister Eckhart

In those moments when we forget ourselves – not thinking, “Am I happy?” but completely oblivious to our little ego – we spend a brief but beautiful holiday in heaven. The joy we experience in these moments of self-forgetting is our true nature, our native state. To regain it, we have simply to empty ourselves of what hides this joy: that is, to stop dwelling on ourselves. To the extent that we are not full of ourselves, God can fill us. “If you go out of yourself,” says Johannes Tauler, “without doubt he shall go in, and there will be much or little of his entering in according to how much or little you go out.”

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