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Eknath, Easwaran 1910-1999

Works: 221 works in 670 publications in 4 languages and 22,082 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Sacred books  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Commentaries  Meditations  Anecdotes  Quotations  Bibliography  Prayers and devotions  Religious materials 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Performer, Translator, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: BL1138.62, B
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Most widely held works about Easwaran Eknath
Most widely held works by Easwaran Eknath
The Bhagavad Gita by Easwaran Eknath( Book )

37 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in English and German and held by 1,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 scriptures, 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.--From publisher description
The Upanishads by Easwaran Eknath( Book )

26 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the ancient wisdom texts called the Upanishads, illumined sages share flashes of insight, the results of their investigation into consciousness itself. In extraordinary visions, they experience directly a transcendent Reality which is the essence, or Self, of each created being. They teach that each of us, each Self, is eternal, deathless, one with the power that created the universe. Easwaran's translation is reliable and readable, consistently the bestseller in its field. It includes an overview of the cultural and historical setting, with chapter introductions, notes, and a Sanskrit glossary. But it is Easwaran's understanding of the wisdom of the Upanishads, and their relevance to the modern reader, that makes this edition truly outstanding. Each sage, each Upanishads, appeal in different ways to the reader's head and heart. In the end, Easwaran writes, "The Upanishads belong not just to Hinduism. They are India's precious legacy to humanity, and in that spirit they are offered here."
The Dhammapada by Easwaran Eknath( Book )

23 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in English and German and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Dhammapada is a collection of the Buddha's teachings stamped with the power and practicality of one of the world's most appealing spiritual figures. Eknath Easwaran's introduction describes the Buddha's life, background, and teachings, including a particularly penetrating account of the Buddha's "four stages of meditation." Chapter introductions by Steve Ruppenthal provide background from relevant Buddhist doctrine
The mantram handbook : formulas for transformation by Easwaran Eknath( Book )

31 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handboek over de achtergronden, het wezen en het gebruik van de mantra
Nonviolent soldier of Islam : Badshah Khan, a man to match his mountains by Easwaran Eknath( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The progeny of a Muslim tribe steeped in a tradition of blood revenge, Badshah Khan raised history's first nonviolent army and joined Mahatma Gandhi in civil disobedience to British rule in India. His story of hard-won victory offers inspiration for nonviolent solutions to today's world struggles
Gandhi, the man : the story of his transformation by Easwaran Eknath( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world remembers Gandhi as a political leader who led his people to freedom without violence. Here Easwaran examines Gandhi's personal significance: how he transformed himself, and how we can apply his discoveries in a smaller way to resolve conflicts in our own lives. This intimate portrait shows how we can use Gandhi's example in the home, the workplace, and the community <U+2013> wherever people disagree
A man to match his mountains : Badshah Khan, nonviolent soldier of Islam by Easwaran Eknath( Book )

4 editions published between 1984 and 1994 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Realizing that Westerners tend to associate Islam with terrorism and nonviolence with Hinduism, Easwaran (Gandhi, the Man) set out to write a tribute to a Muslim who embodied the nonviolent tradition within Islam. Badshah Khan, a Pathan of the former Northwest Frontier Province of India (today, the Taliban of Afghanistan), raised an army of 100,000 unarmed "Servants of God" and later became one of Gandhi's closest companions. Khan and his followers endured a great deal of persecution and imprisonment under the oppressive British rule, thus challenging the myth that passive resistance always works for those who are already peaceful. Though Khan was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984, far too few people are aware of the man who was known as the "Frontier Gandhi."
God makes the rivers to flow : selections from the sacred literature of the world by Easwaran Eknath( Book )

14 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conquest of mind by Easwaran Eknath( Book )

13 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combines meditation practice with day-to-day mindfulness to help readers conquer unwanted thoughts and choose more wisely
Essence of the Upanishads : a key to Indian spirituality by Easwaran Eknath( Book )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through his interpretation of one important Upanishad, an ancient wisdom text, Eknath Easwaran shows how the timeless Indian tradition offers guidance on how to live today. Lyrical, dramatic, and inspiring, the Katha Upanishad presents the core ideas of Indian mysticism in a mythic story all can relate to'the adventure of a young hero, Nachiketa, who passes into the kingdom of Death in search of immortality. The King of Death tests his resolve, but the teenager stands firm, demanding answers to the age-old questions, "What is the purpose of life' What happens to me when I die'" Death emerges as the perfect spiritual guide'direct, uncompromising, and challenging. Easwaran's approach to the Katha is both practical and universal. He explains key Sanskrit terms like karma and prana, illustrating them through everyday anecdotes and entertaining analogies while placing Indian spirituality into the broader context of world mysticism
Passage meditation : bringing the deep wisdom of the heart into daily life by Easwaran Eknath( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pioneered by spiritual master Eknath Easwaran, passage meditation consists of memorizing an inspirational spiritual passage and then sending it deep into consciousness through slow, sustained attention. It keeps meditation fresh and varied because readers can select the passages from one tradition or many that embody their chosen ideals. Many readers also enjoy the passages for their poetic and intellectual appeal. This form of meditation offers all the richness and depth of traditional wisdom, together with a practical method for bringing that wisdom into daily life. The book situates pas
Strength in the storm by Easwaran Eknath( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gone are the days when anxiety was an uncommon affliction. Today, it's a chronic, low-level interference that affects everyone, sometimes with devastating results. In Strength in the Storm, one of the 20th century's great spiritual teachers addresses this issue. Drawing on his observations of modern life and his teachings, this compact book shows readers how to make the small choices every day that help them build better families, work environments, and communities transforming themselves in the process. With gentle wisdom and humor, Easwaran offers specifics on finding the calm center of ch
Essence of the Bhagavad Gita : a contemporary guide to yoga, meditation, and Indian philosophy by Easwaran Eknath( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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, he argues, is how to resolve our conflicts and live in harmony with the deep unity of life, through the practice of meditation and spiritual disciplines
The mantram handbook : a practical guide to choosing your mantram & calming your mind by Easwaran Eknath( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mantram, or mantra, is a short, powerful, spiritual formula from the world's great traditions, repeated silently in the mind, anytime, anywhere. Examples of mantrams are Rama, Rama, used by Gandhi, or My God and My All, repeated by St. Francis of Assisi, or Om Mane Padme Hum. Easwaran taught the use of the mantram for over forty years as part of his passage meditation program. He explains how the mantram works, and gives practical guidelines for using it to focus our thoughts and access deeper resources of strength, patience, and love. The mantram can help us replenish our energy, release
Renewal : a little book of courage & hope by Easwaran Eknath( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a little book of hope wise, warm suggestions to help us change ourselves to change the world. It's a book to read whenever you need some courage, some inspiration, and some peace in your heart - whenever you feel saddened by the news headlines and need an answer to the question, "But what can I do?" In these short readings on themes such as loving relationships, raising children, living simply, and aging wisely, Easwaran shows us how small daily efforts to improve our own lives and the lives of those around us can add up to a powerful force for renewal
Patience : a little book of inner strength by Easwaran Eknath( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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
The end of sorrow by Easwaran Eknath( Book )

6 editions published between 1975 and 2010 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

India's timeless and practical scripture presented as a manual for everyday use. This is the first of three volumes and contains preface, introduction, chapters 1-6 of The Bhagavad Gita with commentary, followed by a glossary to Sanskrit terms
Words to live by : short readings of daily wisdom by Easwaran Eknath( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This warmly encouraging collection of daily readings offers immediate inspiration for readers seeking a more spiritually grounded lifestyle. Each reading is based on a quotation from one of the world's great philosophers, poets, saints, and sages. Augustine and Einstein, Emily Dickinson and Jalaladdin Rumi, Biblical verses, Buddhist sutras, Hasidic proverbs, and Hindu Upanishads can all be found here. Each quote is accompanied by a commentary from Easwaran, explaining how the wisdom of the ages can help us here and now. Some days offer gentle reminders to slow down and be mindful. Other days g
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Easwaran, Eknath

Easwaran, Eknath 1910-1999

Eknath Easwaran

Eknath Easwaran 1910-1999

Eknath Easwaran 1911-

Eknath Easwaran 1911-1999

Eknath Easwaran Amerikaans auteur (1910-1999)

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에아스와란, 에크나스 1910-1999

이스와란, 에크나트 1910-1999

이스워런, 에크낫 1910-1999


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The UpanishadsThe DhammapadaThe mantram handbook : formulas for transformationNonviolent soldier of Islam : Badshah Khan, a man to match his mountainsGandhi, the man : the story of his transformationGod makes the rivers to flow : selections from the sacred literature of the worldConquest of mindEssence of the Upanishads : a key to Indian spirituality