God Makes the Rivers to Flow: Sacred Literature of the World
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God Makes the Rivers to Flow: Sacred Literature of the World

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Respected teacher and author Eknath Easwaran drew deep, ongoing inspiration from the sacred literature of all traditions. These 149 selections represent his choice of the most life-affirming and lyrical writings, from the great river of wisdom that is always flowing ? down the centuries and throughout the world.
The short extracts in this anthology come from the much-loved...more
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Published June 1st 2009 by Nilgiri Press (first published 1982)
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Tim Gannon
Contains some of the best writings of Christian, Hindu, Sufi, Jewish, Native American (only two unfortunately), Buddhist and Taoist traditions. Can be used for inspiration or deep meditation to become a better person. Apparently he has another book about his type of meditation that these readings are ideally suited for.

These are the kinds of passages that you can read and think about again and again, and still draw deeper meanings and potent inspiration from. Of course, to be meaningful, these...more
Tako
This is a one-of-a-kind book with mystical passages from various faith traditions hand picked by a contemporary mystic. It's in incredible resource for meditators who are not wedded to a particular religious tradition, or even meditators who are, but appreciate inspiration from other sources.

I have several copies of this book because I loan it out regularly, yet always want one on hand.
Jennifer
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This is a collection of sacred passages suitable for meditation. So far I really appreciate the Passage called "Silence" Which starts;

I weave a silence onto my lips,
I weave a silence into my mind,
I weave a silence within my heart...

I find that simply beautiful
Leanne Ellis
I love that the selections come from all different faiths across the world. Different passages speak to you at different times in your life, so this is a great book to reread from time to time.
Briege
This has many beautiful prayers from all around the world, I have memorized some and I love this book, it is a real treasure.
Susan
A nearly essential companion for anyone following Easwaran's 8 point program.
Dveith
Great resource for meditation readings!
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