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Eknath, Easwaran 1910-1999

Works: 117 works in 357 publications in 2 languages and 15,752 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Sacred books  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Quotations  Anecdotes  Commentaries  Pictorial works  Bibliography 
Roles: Editor, Translator, Author of introduction
Classifications: DS481.G3, B
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Most widely held works by Easwaran Eknath
The Bhagavad Gita by Easwaran Eknath ( Book )
26 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in English and German and held by 1,657 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 ( )
18 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and held by 1,228 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 ( )
14 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in English and held by 1,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Easwaran's introduction to the Dhammapada gives an overview of the Buddha's teachings that is reliable, penetrating, and clear--accessible for readers new to Buddhism, but also with fresh insights and practical applications for readers familiar with this text.--Cover, p. [4]
The mantram handbook a practical guide to choosing your mantram & calming your mind by Easwaran Eknath ( )
22 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in English and held by 939 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
Gandhi the man how one man changed himself to change the world by Easwaran Eknath ( )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This biography, illustrated with 70 photographs, and supported by background notes, a chronology, and quotes from Gandhi's writings, offers a moving account of the turning points and choices in Gandhi's life that made him both a great leader and an icon of the power of nonviolence
Gandhi, the man by Easwaran Eknath ( Book )
12 editions published between 1973 and 2010 in English and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Conquest of mind take charge of your thoughts and reshape your life through meditation by Easwaran Eknath ( )
12 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Combines meditation practice with day-to-day mindfulness to help readers conquer unwanted thoughts and choose more wisely
Words to Live By Short Readings of Daily Wisdom by Easwaran Eknath ( )
12 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and held by 605 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
Passage meditation bringing the deep wisdom of the heart into daily life by Easwaran Eknath ( )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 579 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
Essence of the Bhagavad Gita a contemporary guide to yoga, meditation, and Indian philosophy by Easwaran Eknath ( )
6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 568 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
End of Sorrow by Easwaran Eknath ( )
5 editions published between 1975 and 2003 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Patience a little book of inner strength by Easwaran Eknath ( )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 504 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
Strength in the Storm Creating Calm in Difficult Times by Easwaran Eknath ( )
10 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 436 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
Gandhi, the man : the story of his transformation by Easwaran Eknath ( Book )
12 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 431 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
Nonviolent soldier of Islam : Badshah Khan, a man to match his mountains by Easwaran Eknath ( Book )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A man to match his mountains : Badshah Khan, nonviolent soldier of Islam by Easwaran Eknath ( Book )
2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 371 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."
The Bhagavad Gita for daily living : commentary, translation, and Sanskrit text by Easwaran Eknath ( Book )
17 editions published between 1975 and 2011 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
India's timeless and practical scripture presented as a manual for everyday use
God makes the rivers to flow sacred literature of the world by Easwaran Eknath ( Book )
6 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Take your time : finding balance in a hurried world by Easwaran Eknath ( Book )
3 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A renowned expert on meditation presents a sequel to his book, Your Life Is Your Message, that offers readers deep yet practical ways of slowing down their everyday pace without sacrificing productivity by focusing their energies." --Product Description
Essence of the Upanishads a key to Indian spirituality by Easwaran Eknath ( )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Easwaran takes one of India's classic wisdom texts, the Katha Upanishad, and explains how it embraces all the key ideas of Indian spirituality within the context of a powerful mythic quest the story of a young hero who ventures into the land of death in search of immortality. Illustrating the insights of the Katha through analogies and everyday examples, Easwaran shows how these ancient teachings help us gain a deeper understanding of our world and ourselves today
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Alternative Names
Easwaran, Eknath 1910-1999
Eknath Easwaran 1910-1999
Eknath Easwaran 1911-1999
エクナット, イーシュワラン
English (194)
German (2)