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    • The Bhagavad Gita

    • By: Eknath Easwaran
    • Narrated by: Paul Bazely
    • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Bhagavad Gita, "The Song of the Lord", is the best known of all the Indian scriptures, and Easwaran's reliable and accessible version has consistently been the best-selling translation. Easwaran's introduction places the Gita in its historical setting and brings out the universality and timelessness of its teachings. Chapter introductions give clear explanations of key concepts in that chapter.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wow

    • By Pevin on 27-09-16

    Regular price: £7.19

    • Essence of the Upanishads

    • A Key to Indian Spirituality
    • By: Eknath Easwaran
    • Narrated by: Paul Bazely
    • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Easwaran's classic manual is a unique source of practical spiritual support for new and experienced meditators, and gives all the instruction needed to establish a vibrant meditation practice and keep it going. In passage meditation, you focus attention on passages, or texts, drawn from all the world's sacred traditions. You choose the passages that appeal to you, so this universal method stays fresh and inspiring, prompting you to live out your highest ideals.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Commentry on the Upanishads rather than the story

    • By Dezza on 21-08-17

    Regular price: £9.89

    • Passage Meditation - A Complete Spiritual Practice

    • Train Your Mind and Find a Life That Fulfills
    • By: Eknath Easwaran
    • Narrated by: Paul Bazely
    • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Easwaran's classic manual is a unique source of practical spiritual support for new and experienced meditators and gives all the instruction needed to establish a vibrant meditation practice and keep it going. In passage meditation you focus attention on passages, or texts, drawn from all the world's sacred traditions. You choose the passages that appeal to you, so this universal method stays fresh and inspiring, prompting you to live out your highest ideals.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • life changing

    • By M. Firstbrook on 19-01-18

    Regular price: £10.19

    • The Dhammapada

    • By: Eknath Easwaran
    • Narrated by: Paul Bazely
    • Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
    • Abridged
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    Dhammapada means "the path of dharma", the path of harmony and righteousness that anyone can follow to reach the highest good. This classic Buddhist scripture is a collection of vivid, practical verses gathered from direct disciples who wanted to preserve what they had heard from the Buddha himself. Easwaran's translation of this classic Buddhist text is the best-selling translation in the US.

    Regular price: £6.59

    • Spiritual Teacher, Earnest Student

    • Finding a Reflection of Your True Self
    • By: Eknath Easwaran
    • Narrated by: Paul Bazely
    • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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     Why is a teacher important? And how can we find an authentic one? Easwaran, a recognized authority on spiritual living, has guided earnest students around the world. He tells us that to make real progress on the spiritual path, we need encouragement, inspiration, and practical guidance from someone who has made the journey before us - an experienced guide who can show us a safe path up the spiritual mountain. 

    Regular price: £3.89

    • Gandhi the Man

    • The Story of His Transformation
    • By: Eknath Easwaran
    • Narrated by: Paul Bazely
    • Length: 2 hrs and 15 mins
    • Abridged
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    How had Gandhi transformed himself from an ineffective young lawyer into the Mahatma, the “great soul” who led 400 million ordinary men and women in their nonviolent struggle for independence? To find out, Easwaran visited Gandhi’s ashram and watched the Mahatma absorbed in meditation on the Bhagavad Gita – the wellspring of Gandhi’s spiritual strength.

    Regular price: £7.89

    • Following the Path of Jesus

    • By: Eknath Easwaran
    • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this series of informal talks to close students, Eknath Easwaran comments on short extracts from the Imitation of Christ by Thomas à Kempis, a classic 15th-century Christian text. Recognizing that these gems of spiritual counselling are expressed in difficult, medieval language, Easwaran takes care to place them in a contemporary context. He shows how this great text contains much sound, sensitive psychology that can guide us in making wise choices today.

    Regular price: £11.49

    • Sacred Literature of the World

    • Inspirational Passages Selected and Read by Eknath Easwaran
    • By: Eknath Easwaran
    • Narrated by: Eknath Easwaran
    • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
    • Original Recording
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    In this historic recording Eknath Easwaran, who taught meditation and spiritual living for over 40 years, reads his selection of lifeaffirming writings from the saints, sages, and scriptures of the Christian, Hindu, Sufi, Jewish, Buddhist, and Taoist traditions. This collection includes passages from Easwaran’s translations of the Bhagavad Gita, the Upanishads, and the Dhammapada. Easwaran’s reading is sonorous and deep, slowing down the mind and drawing us into a world of timeless wisdom where our worries and concerns fall back into perspective.

    Regular price: £6.79

    • Strength in the Storm

    • By: Eknath Easwaran
    • Narrated by: Paul Bazely
    • Length: 51 mins
    • Abridged
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    Stress and anxiety affect many of us as we struggle with work pressures, money worries, strained relationships, and the nagging sense that life may be running out of our control. But in the midst of chaos, we can find balance, peace, and wisdom, Easwaran says, if we learn to steady our minds. It’s a simple idea, but one that runs deep - a truly calm mind can weather any storm.  

    Regular price: £9.39

    • Following the Teachings of the Upanishads

    • By: Eknath Easwaran
    • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
    • Abridged
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    The Upanishads are among the oldest of the Indian wisdom texts, the records of teaching sessions of illumined sages and their students, who were asking the fundamental questions of life. Easwaran's translation of these classic texts has been highly acclaimed, and in these informal talks to close students he draws out the main themes of eleven Upanishads.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Contended and relaxed after listening

    • By Deepa Sadula on 05-08-16

    Regular price: £11.19

    • Conquest of Mind

    • Take Charge of Your Thoughts and Reshape Your Life Through Meditation
    • By: Eknath Easwaran
    • Narrated by: Paul Bazely
    • Length: 3 hrs and 54 mins
    • Abridged
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    Feeling trapped by unwanted thoughts and emotions can seem an inevitable part of life. But Eknath Easwaran, who taught meditation for 40 years, teaches us a way to break free. Just as a fitness routine can create a strong, supple body, spiritual disciplines can shape a secure personality and a resilient, loving mind. Easwaran takes the timeless teachings of the Buddha and other mystics and tells how we can train the mind not just during meditation but throughout the day.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • don't buy it if you have got passage to meditation

    • By Kindle Customer on 15-11-17
    • Take Charge of Your Thoughts and Reshape Your Life Through Meditation
    • By: Eknath Easwaran
    • Narrated by: Paul Bazely
    • Length: 3 hrs and 54 mins
    • Release date: 29-08-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 8 ratings

    Regular price: £6.79

    • The Prayer of Saint Francis

    • By: Eknath Easwaran
    • Narrated by: Eknath Easwaran
    • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Meditation is the key to finding the Self, and Easwaran recommends this prayer, which begins "Lord make me an instrument of thy peace . . . ," as the first passage to use when learning to meditate. In this talk Easwaran explores the four pillars of wisdom and then gives a line-by-line commentary on the prayer.

    Regular price: £2.69

    • The Monkey and the Mango

    • Stories of My Granny
    • By: Eknath Easwaran
    • Narrated by: Paul Bazely
    • Length: 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    These short stories are based on Easwaran's childhood memories of his Granny, who turned everyday events into wise, gentle teachings. As a father of two small children, Paul injects warmth and fun into this recording - appealing for grown-ups, too. Eknath Easwaran (1910 - 1999) is respected around the world as a teacher of meditation and an authentic guide to universal wisdom. More than 1.5 million copies of his books are in print around the world

    Regular price: £2.69

    • Gandhi's Story

    • How One Man Changed Himself to Change the World
    • By: Eknath Easwaran
    • Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
    • Abridged
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    Eknath Easwaran grew up in Gandhi's India and was deeply inspired by him. As a young man, he read Gandhi's weekly articles and visited his ashram, walking with Gandhi and observing him in deep meditation during his prayer service. What fascinated Easwaran was Gandhi's magnificent spiritual transformation - from a shy, ineffectual lawyer to the Mahatma, the "great soul" who led millions of Indians in their successful nonviolent struggle for independence.

    • How One Man Changed Himself to Change the World
    • By: Eknath Easwaran
    • Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
    • Release date: 05-12-08
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 7 ratings

    Regular price: £11.19

    • The Transformation of Anger

    • By: Eknath Easwaran
    • Narrated by: Eknath Easwaran
    • Length: 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Anger is a powerful force. Easwaran inspires us to transform it into a constructive, healing friend.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Look at Anger from a different perspective.

    • By Aggy83 on 21-12-17

    Regular price: £2.69

    • Meditation: Four Talks

    • By: Eknath Easwaran
    • Narrated by: Eknath Easwaran
    • Length: 2 hrs and 31 mins
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    Easwaran gives clear, practical, step-by-step instructions in passage meditation: four talks recorded during an intensive course for the University of California Berkeley Extension. In passage meditation, you focus attention on passages, or texts, drawn from all the world’s sacred traditions. You choose the passages that appeal to you, so this universal method stays fresh and inspiring, prompting you to live out your highest ideals. Meditation is supported by the mantram and six other spiritual tools to help us stay calm, kind, and focused throughout the day.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Realastic approach

    • By Rajendra on 09-09-16

    Regular price: £12.89

    • An Uncluttered Mind

    • By: Eknath Easwaran
    • Narrated by: Eknath Easwaran
    • Length: 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Easwaran explains how we can clear our minds of the clutter that prevents us from living our lives the way we want to live.

    Regular price: £2.59

    • Five Obstacles to Meditation

    • By: Eknath Easwaran
    • Narrated by: Eknath Easwaran
    • Length: 56 mins
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    Easwaran the meditation teacher gives insights into strengthening the mind and the body to help overcome common problems during meditation.

    Regular price: £2.69

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    • A Little Book of Courage & Hope
    • By: Eknath Easwaran
    • Narrated by: Paul Bazely
    • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This is a little book of hope - wise, warm suggestions to help us change ourselves to change our world. Listen to it whenever you need some courage, some inspiration, and some peace in your heart. Listen to it when you need an answer to the question, "But what can I do?" This collection of short readings includes stories from East and West, inspiration from Gandhi and the world's saints, and spiritual insights and practical ideas we can adopt today, no matter what our faith, philosophy, or lifestyle.

    Regular price: £6.79

    • Following the Way of the Buddha

    • By: Eknath Easwaran
    • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Eknath Easwaran selects key verses from his acclaimed translation of the Buddha's Dhammapada, and explains in these informal talks to his close students how the Buddha's timeless words can guide us in our lives today.

    Regular price: £11.19

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