“The capacity to be patient, to bear with others through thick and thin, is within the reach of anyone”
A Practice for Today: Spiritual Reading "I recommend half an hour or so each day for reading from the scriptures and the writings of the great mystics of all religions. . . . more
Easwaran on Thomas a Kempis' The Imitation of Christ: Talk 7 This is the seventh in a long series of talks Eknath Easwaran gave on The Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis. . . . more
Video Clip: The Divine Lamp of Wisdom (2:30 minutes) In this clip, Easwaran comments on a beautiful verse from chapter 10 of the Bhagavad Gita. . . . more
YA Blog Post: The Power of Passages "Sit for meditation, and sit again. . . . more
A Practice for Today: Training the Senses "Just as the body can be trained for virtuoso skills in the pool or on the uneven bars, so our senses can be trained, immensely benefiting ourselves and those around us. . . . more
Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
– Saint Francis of Assisi
When we ask to be made instruments of peace, what we are really asking for is the boundless determination to empty ourselves of every state of mind that disrupts relationships – anger, resentment, jealousy, greed, self-will in any form. Our first priority is to reform ourselves; without that, how can we expect to help other people reform themselves? It is the living example of a man or woman giving all they have to making love a reality that moves our hearts to follow. We do not need a bumper sticker that says, “You are following an instrument of the Lord.” Our everyday actions speak for themselves.
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Christine Easwaran’s Birthday Video shown in celebration of Christine’s 93rd birthday on June 29.