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Passage Meditation: Bringing the Deep Wisdom of the Heart Into Daily Life

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Written by a highly respected teacher who taught meditation for over forty years, this book gives you all you need to start meditating. With quiet humor, realism, and warmth, Easwaran gives clear instructions and points out the pitfalls. He explains the theory underlying meditation, and conveys the deep joy, security, and selfless energy that regular practice can bring.
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Published June 1st 2009 by Nilgiri Press (first published August 31st 1991)
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Roxanne
Eknath Easwaran's book Passage Meditation: Bringing the Deep Wisdom of the Heart into Daily Life is a kind, thoughtful guide to meditation for beginners and more experienced practitioners alike. Mr. Easwaran takes the tone of a helpful friend and mentor; the book is an easy read that makes meditation seem doable.

Mr. Easwaran starts by discussing the many benefits of meditation, describing how he came to meditation in the first place as a busy young professor at a university in India. He then det
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Cuneyt
This is a short book on implementing the "passage meditation" in one's life. It gives a nice background on the method and quite clear method on how to achieve the benefits. If you are interested in meditation and want to read something a bit different than this is a good choice. Method described is applicable to any philosophy or religion and seems quiet straight forward. What I found refreshing was the parts on importance of ethics on reaping the benefits such as putting the others first etc. I ...more
Elizabeth
I have spent the past twenty years trying (mostly unsuccessfully) to meditate. I have read countless books on the subject - by Lama Surya Das, by Jon Kabat-Zinn, by Pema Chodron...and I have attended classes and workshops - with Sharon Salzburg and many other wise and learned teachers. I have sat and sat, trying to focus on my breathing and rid my mind of the series of intrusive thoughts. And, after a while, I give up.

Passage Meditation, Eknath Easwaran's very clear and practical system of medit
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Lon
Easwaran has translated important Indian classics into English. Here he translates their essential wisdom into a systematic approach to living a spiritual life, irrespective of religious tradition. A native of India, he came to the US after a distinguished career in English Literature. His unique approach to meditation encourages the repetition of a mantra in any idle moment and also passage meditation, a term describing his recommendation that we choose a passage of scripture or mystical writin ...more
Betsy Ross
Easwaran writes with personal insight that is relevant and applicable to a modern lifestyle. His writings pull from various religious and spiritual texts and don't attempt to persuade readers to subscribe to any one specific religion or belief structure. I found this to be a comfortable and trustworthy guide to a higher understanding of the Self. This text is chock full of resources for further reading, ultimately the book is a great introduction to passage meditation.
Jay J
Not all that enlightening for a seasoned meditator. I found myself not in agreement with so many of the approaches to mantras and passages for meditation seemed so impractical for the average person. Unless you live in an ashram and can devote 24/7 to this practice. However the book was well written and I managed to read and not skim through the book. Ho him.
Nikki
Another great book by Easwaran. He discusses meditation and many related subjects. His chapter on 'slowing down' has helped me tremendously. Easwaran is one of the rare writers who can discuss Eastern beliefs in a very clear, understandable way.

If you are interested in meditation and its benefits, you will greatly appreciate this book.
Greg
Excellent guide on starting or refining your spiritual practice through daily meditation.
Eight steps covered include:
1) Meditation on a Passage
2) Repetition of a Mantram
3) Slowing Down
4) One-Pointed Attention
5) Training the Senses
6) Putting Others First
7) Spiritual Fellowship
8) Spiritual Reading
Frank Dufriend
I enjoyed this book, it gives good instruction to the practice of meditation. I don't think it would be very helpful to someone that has been practicing for some time, it is more of a beginner's book.
Sandra Shanti
Nov 13, 2008 Sandra Shanti rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people with busy minds
First time meditating? You will enjoy this simple yet profound way to quiet and strengthen the mind.
I plan on reading many of his other titles.
Sandra S.
A practical guide to starting a meditation practice. Much easier than just "clearing your mind."
Sharon Rainey
Excellent. Worth reading twice there is so much to take in.
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