Eknath Easwaran (1910-1999) is admired across the world among the twentieth century's great spiritual teachers and a true guide to classic wisdom. Although he did not travel or seek out crowds, his books on the classics of world mysticism, spiritual living, along with meditation have been interpreted into twenty six languages. Over 1.5 million copies of Easwaran's novels are in print.
His publication Meditation, currently titled Passage Meditation, has sold over 200,000 copies since it was first published in 1978. His Classics of Indian Spirituality - Chairman of The Dhammapada The Bhagavad Gita, and also The Upanishads - have been warmly praised author of The World's Religions, by Huston Smith, and all 3 books have been bestsellers in their field.
A talented teacher who lived for several years in the West, Easwaran lived what he taught, giving him lasting allure as a teacher and author of deep insight and warmth.
Easwaran's mission was to extend to everybody the religious disciplines that had attracted such abundant advantages to his own life. For years he devoted his life to teaching the essentials of the religious life as found in each religion. He educated a message which even though the body is deadly there is. He taught and lived a method that any man or woman can utilize to reach that inborn and draw on it for love and wisdom in life.
Whenever asked what faith he followed, Easwaran would answer that he belonged to religions. People were reached by his teachings in every religion. He often quoted the words of Mahatma Gandhi, who affected him deeply: "I haven't the shadow of a doubt that every man or woman can achieve what I have, whether he or she'd make the identical effort and cultivate the same hope and faith."
Eknath Easwaran (1910-1999) was born into an ancient matri
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