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Getting caught in unwanted thoughts and emotions can feel like an inevitable part of life. But Easwaran, who taught meditation for nearly 40 years, shows a way to break free.
Just as a fitness routine can result in a strong, supple body, spiritual disciplines can shape a secure personality and a resilient, loving mind.
And opportunities to grow stronger spiritually arise not
ebook, 224 pages
Published July 1st 2010 by Nilgiri Press (first published February 1989)
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I've been wanting to start a meditation practice for some time, but haven't been quite certain of how to do it. This book was pivotal in helping me 'make the leap'. I've read many books by Eastern authors and Easwaran is, by far, the clearest to understand. He is actually renown for his translation of some of the Eastern scriptures. This book is instructional, inspirational and enjoyable to read. I actually read it twice, I found it so useful. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in ...more
Eknath Easwaran has the great ability to relate matters of spirituality to day to day affairs of humans. He being a spiritual guru himself does not preach but gently guides us thru a one to one communication style.

This book is beautifully written and makes you want to read his other three books on meditation techniques.
Somewhat of a dry read. I enjoyed that many of Buddha's quotes were used and shown how they relate to today's lifestyles. At the end of the day, philosophy is timeless which makes this a timeless read too.
Denise Tarasuk
Eknath Easwaran is a superb writer. Conquest of Mind is life changing. I want to re-read Conquest of Mind until I have the ability to train my wild mind. This book is a must read for everyone.
Dr. Denise
One of Easwaran's best introductions to his teachings. Interesting and insightful observations about the processes of thinking, no matter whether you're interested in meditation or not.
A great primer and reference on starting mediation and how to train the mind to actualize your true Self.
this book give me lesson how to understanding
inner space and information how to control our mind.

fascinating ... though no quotable gems
Vishnu V
wonderful guide to meditation!
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