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Eknath Easwaran

Dátum narodenia: 17. december 1910
Dátum úmrtia: 26. október 1999

Eknath Easwaran bol duchovný spisovateľ .


„Pri prvej bráne sa spýtajme: "Sú moje slová pravdivé?" Ak áno, dovoľme im prejsť; ak nie, vráťme ich späť. Pri druhej bráne sa spýtajme: "Sú potrebné?" A napokon pri poslednej bráne sa spýtajme: "Sú láskavé?"“

„Love is so exquisitely elusive. It cannot be bought, cannot be badgered, cannot be hijacked. It is available only in one rare form: as the natural response of a healthy mind and healthy heart.“


„Around the world–even in some of the countries most troubled by poverty or civil war or pollution–many thoughtful people are making a deep, concerted search for a way to live in harmony with each other and the earth. Their efforts, which rarely reach the headlines, are among the most important events occurring today. Sometimes these people call themselves peace workers, at other times environmentalists, but most of the time they work in humble anonymity. They are simply quiet people changing the world by changing themselves.“ Your Life is Your Message: Finding Harmony With Yourself, Others, and the Earth

„One learns a good deal in the school of suffering. I wonder what would have happened to me if I had had an easy life, and had not had the privilege of tasting the joys of jail and all it means." ~ Badsha Khan, quote in Nonviolent Soldier of Islam, p. 87“ Nonviolent Soldier of Islam: Badshah Khan: A Man to Match His Mountains

„Place this salt in water and bring it here tomorrow morning".

The boy did.

"Where is that salt?" his father asked?

"I do not see it."

"Sip here. How does it taste?"

"Salty, father."

"And here? And there?"

"I taste salt everywhere."

"It is everywhere, though we see it not. Just so, dear one, the Self is everywhere, within all things, although we see it not. There is nothing that does not come from it. It is the truth; it is the Self supreme. You are that, Shvetaketu.

You Are That.“
The Upanishads: Translations from the Sanskrit

„As meditation deepens, compulsions, cravings, and fits of emotions begin to lose their power to dictate our behavior. We see clearly that choices are possible: we can say yes, or we can say no.

... "All we are is the result of what we have thought." By changing our mode of thinking, we can remake ourselves completely.“
Meditation: A Simple Eight-Point Program for Translating Spiritual Ideals into Daily Life

„A mind that is racing over worries about the future or recycling resentments from the past is ill equipped to handle the challenges of the moment. By slowing down, we can train the mind to focus completely in the present. Then we will find that we can function well whatever the difficulties. That is what it means to be stress-proof: not avoiding stress but being at our best under pressure, calm, cool, and creative in the midst of the storm.“ Take Your Time: The Wisdom of Slowing Down

„All negative thoughts – anger, fear, passion, compulsive craving -- tend to be fast. If we could see the mind when it is caught in such thoughts, we would really see it racing. But positive thoughts like love, patience, tenderness, compassion, and understanding are slow - not turbulent, rushing brooks of thinking, so to speak but broad rivers that are calm, clear, and deep.“ Take Your Time: How to Find Patience, Peace, and Meaning


„Why do you want a new truth when you do not practice what you already know?

Far better to read a few books and make them your own than to read many books quickly and superficially.“
Meditation: A Simple Eight-Point Program for Translating Spiritual Ideals into Daily Life

„Attention can be trained very naturally, with affection, just as you train a puppy. When something distracts your attention, you say “Come back” and bring it back again. With a lot of training, you can teach your mind to come running back to you when you call, just like a friendly pup.“ Take Your Time: How to Find Patience, Peace, and Meaning

„Peace would always be less compelling than war. Perhaps that was why there was so little of it in the world. (p. 160)“ Nonviolent Soldier of Islam: Badshah Khan: A Man to Match His Mountains

„People say that modern life has grown so complicated, so busy, so crowded that we have to hurry even to survive. We need not accept that idea. It is quite possible to live in the midst of a highly developed technological society and keep an easy, relaxed pace while doing a lot of hard work. We have a choice.“ Passage Meditation: Bringing the Deep Wisdom of the Heart into Daily Life


„As by knowing one tool of iron, dear one,
We come to know all things made out of iron -
That they differ only in name and form,
While the stuff of which all are made is iron -

So through spiritual wisdom, dear one,
We come to know that all of life is one.“
The Upanishads: Translations from the Sanskrit

„mind that is fast is sick, a mind that is slow is sound, and a mind that is still is divine. This is what the Bible means when it says, “Be still and know that I am God.“ The Mantram Handbook

„The law of karma says that no matter what context I find myself in, it is neither my parents, nor my science teacher, nor the mailman, but I alone who have brought myself into this state because of my past actions. Instead of trapping me in a fatalistic snare, this gives me freedom. Because I alone have brought myself into my present condition, I myself, by working hard and striving earnestly, can reach the supreme state which is nirvana.“ The End of Sorrow

„As by knowing one tool of iron, dear one, we come to know all things made out of iron: that they differ only in name and form, while the stuff of which all are made is iron- so through that spiritual wisdom, dear one, we come to know that ll of life is one.“ The Upanishads: Translations from the Sanskrit

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