Meditation is a systematic technique for training the mind, especially attention and the will, so that we can set forth from the surface level of consciousness and journey into the very depths. With meditation you train your attention, drawing together the scattered threads of what you think, say and do.
The Principle of Meditation is simple: You are what you think. By meditating regularly, you find yourself becoming wiser, kinder, with greater sense of purpose and connection to others.
This book is a complete guide to a program of meditation developed by Eknath Easwaran.
— Universal and dogma-free, meditation fits within any religious practice or nonreligious philosophy; it is used by counselors and yoga teachers, as well as health and education professionals.
— Eknath Easwaran taught meditation to thousands of people for over 40 years, including a course at the University of California.
— Thoroughly tested, consistent and clear, the instructions in this book are all you need to start meditating.
With Easwaran’s help, choose words or passages that appeal to you, from one spiritual tradition or many, poetic or intellectual, lofty and inspiring or warmly practical.
Keep meditating, and your words or passages will become lifelines, taking you to the source of wisdom deep within and then guiding you through the challenges of daily life.