By Eknath Easwaran

Getting stuck in undesirable concepts and feelings can consider like an inevitable a part of existence. yet Eknath Easwaran, a world-famous religious instructor who taught meditation for almost forty years, indicates the way to become independent from. simply as a health regimen can lead to a robust, supple physique, religious disciplines can form a safe character and a resilient, loving brain. better of all, those possibilities to develop stronger Read more...

summary: Getting stuck in undesirable options and feelings can think like an inevitable a part of existence. yet Eknath Easwaran, a world-famous religious instructor who taught meditation for almost forty years, exhibits the way to separate from. simply as a health regimen may end up in a robust, supple physique, religious disciplines can form a safe character and a resilient, loving brain. better of all, those possibilities to develop greater spiritually come up not just in the course of meditation yet through the day. no matter if operating with tricky colleagues, going out to devour, or responding to a kid's wishes, readers try out

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Coming from South India, I had never seen surfing until I came to California. The sport still fascinates me. I stood back and watched while one brave soul turned his back on a powerful swell and tried to get to his feet. The wave picked him up and tossed him aside into its crest, spinning his board into the air like a missile. If that had happened to me, I would have swum straight for the beach and hauled myself out on the sand, leaving my board to anyone who wanted to claim it. But this fellow was made of different stuff.

With everybody at work needing more polish, of course, the day is full of opportunities for exercise. If you want to see how your meditation is going, measure yourself against this course. You can draw up a checklist: Station 2, an agitated co-worker; Station 3, the staff meeting; and so on through the day. When you make a harmless statement and your boss gets irritated, that is an exercise station. She doesn’t want to be unkind, but the teeth of her mind are on edge. ” You lose the opportunity to strengthen a particular muscle.

In this book I present the art of training the mind how to respond to life’s challenges, drawing on almost thirty years of teaching meditation to an American audience. Each chapter was originally a talk given to a select group of students. I touch on theory, but the emphasis is always practical and down-to-earth. I have written for those who want to understand not only how the mind works, but also how it can be changed – which means, in this context, those who are interested in the actual practice of meditation.

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