“This is the central principle of meditation: we become what we meditate on.”
The Timeless Wisdom of Eknath Easwaran
YA Blog Post: Easwaran Answering the Need of the Times "In Berkeley, California, in the 1960s, when hundreds of students attended my talks and classes on meditation, skeptics told me, 'These young people are here because of the need of the times.' . . . more
Training Our Minds to Love: A World-Class Skill The following excerpt is from Original Goodness: Eknath Easwaran on the Beatitudes. . . . more
A Practice for Today: Repetition of a Mantram "Don't waste time getting caught in past or future. . . . more
Video Clip: Commentary on St. Anselm (3:38 minutes) Commenting on a passage from Saint Anselm, Easwaran uses a Sufi story to encourage us to deepen our spiritual practice to draw nearer to the Lord. . . . more
YA Blog Post: Eight-Point Parenting "Give your children lofty ideals,and live them out yourselves. . . . more
Living creatures are nourished by food, and food is nourished by rain; rain itself is the water of life, which comes from selfless worship and service.
– Bhagavad Gita
We have been conditioned to look to food for some kind of deeper fulfillment. Food can entertain us, we are told. It is exciting, romantic, adventurous, exotic. Vast sums of money are spent trying to get us to buy a certain brand of potato chip or to prefer one brand of frozen pizza over another. In the midst of this carnival atmosphere, it is easy to forget that the real purpose of food is to nourish our bodies.
Eating together with those we love, eating nutritious food that has been prepared with love this can nourish our inner needs, as well as our bodies. Taking time at meals to talk to each other and enjoy the meal as a shared sacrament is rare today. People are so busy that even meals have become something to be got through as quickly as possible. We need to slow down, take the time to prepare nutritious meals and rearrange our schedules so that we can be together.
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