Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Your Cart (0)
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Books > Hindu > Meditation: Translate Spiritual Ideals into Daily Life
Displaying 6555 of 7273         Previous  |  NextSubscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Meditation: Translate Spiritual Ideals into Daily Life
Meditation: Translate Spiritual Ideals into Daily Life
Description
Preface to the 2nd Edition

This new edition coincides with a significant anniversary. It was twenty-five years ago that I was in vited. Under the auspices of the Associated Students of the University of California, to deliver a series of talks on meditation on the Berkeley campus.

By autumn of 1967, that series of talks had become the first academic course on the theory and practice of meditation to be offered for credit at a major American university. While funding lasted, it drew hundreds of students and hundreds more auditors – including, I like to remember, perhaps a dozen dogs.

That was the real beginning of this book. Previously I had simply worked instruction in meditation into my talks on world mysticism. At Berkeley I found myself facing the welcome challenge of a large number of serious, enthusiastic students who wanted to know the subject from A to Z – and not just intellectually, but practically as well. It was for them that I developed the systematic presentation you will find in this book. I taught them the same program I had followed myself; and after several more years of on going weekly classes, while drew thousands of people of all ages and occupations, I distilled my presentation into this book. It is the kind of manual I had wanted when I was learning to meditate, but could never find – direct, simple, practical, and based completely on personal experience.

For this second edition I have added some new material at the end, but I found very few lines in the text that I wanted to change. That did not surprise me: every detail had been worked out long before, and the principles are timeless. I have taught this program so long, helped so many people apply it over so many decades, that I know every step of the way.

I can say this in humility because in an important sense this is not my method of meditation at all. It is simply my presentation of principles and practices which are themselves age-old. in every culture there have been men and women who would find familiar what I present in the following pages. But different epochs have different needs, and our own times – the tumultuous end of the twentieth century, the crisis of the industrial age – cry out for universality. “though we call it by different names.” The method of meditation presented here can be followed equally well in any religion or in none. I think that is the real secret of its appeal. It belongs to no movement, asks for no change of beliefs: it simply allows you to take the ideals you respond to and gradually, gracefully, make them part of your character and your life.

At the same time, although there are no new truths in these pages, I feel deeply gratified to get letters every week telling me that this little book speaks to people’s hearts in a way that nothing else has. It is doubly gratifying to learn of new applications: this method of meditation is being used in health education and twelve-step recovery groups, recommended by therapists, even made the basis of programs for teenagers. These developments are fulfilling one of my most ardent dreams: that over the years I might be able to extend to millions this precious skill that has such power to transform one’s everyday life.

Back of the Book

The principle of meditation is simple: You are what you think. By meditating on words that embody your highest ideals, you drive them deep into your consciousness. There they take root and begin to create wonderful changes in your life-changes you have wanted to make, but have not known how to bringing about.

This book is a complete guide to a program of meditation that fits naturally into your life-even complementing an active religious practice.

Eknath Easwarn taught meditation and its application to daily life for more than 30 years. He offers specific, systematic tools to

Sharpen concentration
release deep reserves of energy
leave behind painful memories an live fully in the present
develop unsuspected capacities for insight and understanding
learn to love more fully than you had thought possible
discover your unique contribution to life
deal effectively with stress
transform ager

About the Author

Eknath Easwaran is respected around the world as one of the great spiritual teachers. He was Professor of English Literature at the University of Nagpur, India, and an established writer, when he came to the United States on the Fulbright exchange program in 1959. As Founder and Director of the Blue Mountain Center of Meditation and the Nilgiri Press, he taught the classics of world mysticism and the practice of meditation from 1960 till his death in 1999.

Contents

Introduction: An Eight-Point Program 7
1 Meditation29
2The Mantram 57
3 Slowing Down 87
4 One-Pointed Attention116
5 Training The Senses141
6 Putting others First164
7 Spiritual Companionship189
8 Reading The Mystics200
Passages for Meditation220
Further Reading229
Index238

Meditation: Translate Spiritual Ideals into Daily Life

Item Code:
IDL130
Cover:
Paperback
Edition:
2008
ISBN:
9788179928134
Size:
8.5" X 5.5"
Pages:
251
Price:
$22.50   Shipping Free
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Meditation: Translate Spiritual Ideals into Daily Life

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 8711 times since 10th Mar, 2010
Preface to the 2nd Edition

This new edition coincides with a significant anniversary. It was twenty-five years ago that I was in vited. Under the auspices of the Associated Students of the University of California, to deliver a series of talks on meditation on the Berkeley campus.

By autumn of 1967, that series of talks had become the first academic course on the theory and practice of meditation to be offered for credit at a major American university. While funding lasted, it drew hundreds of students and hundreds more auditors – including, I like to remember, perhaps a dozen dogs.

That was the real beginning of this book. Previously I had simply worked instruction in meditation into my talks on world mysticism. At Berkeley I found myself facing the welcome challenge of a large number of serious, enthusiastic students who wanted to know the subject from A to Z – and not just intellectually, but practically as well. It was for them that I developed the systematic presentation you will find in this book. I taught them the same program I had followed myself; and after several more years of on going weekly classes, while drew thousands of people of all ages and occupations, I distilled my presentation into this book. It is the kind of manual I had wanted when I was learning to meditate, but could never find – direct, simple, practical, and based completely on personal experience.

For this second edition I have added some new material at the end, but I found very few lines in the text that I wanted to change. That did not surprise me: every detail had been worked out long before, and the principles are timeless. I have taught this program so long, helped so many people apply it over so many decades, that I know every step of the way.

I can say this in humility because in an important sense this is not my method of meditation at all. It is simply my presentation of principles and practices which are themselves age-old. in every culture there have been men and women who would find familiar what I present in the following pages. But different epochs have different needs, and our own times – the tumultuous end of the twentieth century, the crisis of the industrial age – cry out for universality. “though we call it by different names.” The method of meditation presented here can be followed equally well in any religion or in none. I think that is the real secret of its appeal. It belongs to no movement, asks for no change of beliefs: it simply allows you to take the ideals you respond to and gradually, gracefully, make them part of your character and your life.

At the same time, although there are no new truths in these pages, I feel deeply gratified to get letters every week telling me that this little book speaks to people’s hearts in a way that nothing else has. It is doubly gratifying to learn of new applications: this method of meditation is being used in health education and twelve-step recovery groups, recommended by therapists, even made the basis of programs for teenagers. These developments are fulfilling one of my most ardent dreams: that over the years I might be able to extend to millions this precious skill that has such power to transform one’s everyday life.

Back of the Book

The principle of meditation is simple: You are what you think. By meditating on words that embody your highest ideals, you drive them deep into your consciousness. There they take root and begin to create wonderful changes in your life-changes you have wanted to make, but have not known how to bringing about.

This book is a complete guide to a program of meditation that fits naturally into your life-even complementing an active religious practice.

Eknath Easwarn taught meditation and its application to daily life for more than 30 years. He offers specific, systematic tools to

Sharpen concentration
release deep reserves of energy
leave behind painful memories an live fully in the present
develop unsuspected capacities for insight and understanding
learn to love more fully than you had thought possible
discover your unique contribution to life
deal effectively with stress
transform ager

About the Author

Eknath Easwaran is respected around the world as one of the great spiritual teachers. He was Professor of English Literature at the University of Nagpur, India, and an established writer, when he came to the United States on the Fulbright exchange program in 1959. As Founder and Director of the Blue Mountain Center of Meditation and the Nilgiri Press, he taught the classics of world mysticism and the practice of meditation from 1960 till his death in 1999.

Contents

Introduction: An Eight-Point Program 7
1 Meditation29
2The Mantram 57
3 Slowing Down 87
4 One-Pointed Attention116
5 Training The Senses141
6 Putting others First164
7 Spiritual Companionship189
8 Reading The Mystics200
Passages for Meditation220
Further Reading229
Index238
Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy

Based on your browsing history

Loading... Please wait

Related Items

Health and Wellness Series: Meditation (An Essential and True Music for Meditation with OM Recitation)(Audio CD)
Various Artists
N A Classical Audio Cassettes Co.(2008)
Item Code: IZZ605
$28.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Osho Active Meditations: Osho Nataraj Meditation (A Set of 2 Audio CDs)
Osho
Music Today(2009)
65 min.
Item Code: IZZ297
$28.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Osho Kundalini Meditation (Osho Active Meditations) (Audio CD)
Osho
Music Today (2007)


Item Code: ICT289
$28.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Osho Nadabrahma Meditation (Audio CD)
Osho
Music Today (2007)
60:00 Minutes
Item Code: ICO093
$28.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Krishna: Meditation and Celebration (Audio CD)
Kedar Pandit and Sanjeev Abhyankar
EMI(2009)
45 Min 24 sec
Item Code: IZZ465
$30.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Lord Hanuman in Meditation
Brass Sculpture
6 inch X 4 inch X 3 inch
1.1 kg
Item Code: XC31
$95.00
Backorder
Backorder
Meditating Shiva
Batik Painting On Cotton
30 inch x 42 inch
Item Code: BI63
$55.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Meditating Shiva Under Serpent (Inlay Statue)
Brass Statue with Inlay
14.5 inch x 7.0 inch x 3.5 inch
10.0 kg
Item Code: ZBM47
$495.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Meditation: The Art Of Ecstasy (On Meditation and Meditation Techniques)
by Osho
Hardcover (Edition: 2011)
Osho Media International
Item Code: NAE026
$35.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Path of Meditation: A Step by Step Guide to Meditation
by Osho
Hardcover (Edition: 2008)
Rebel Publisher
Item Code: IHL571
$27.50
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Meditation: The First And Last Freedom (A Practical Guide To Meditation)
by Osho
Hardcover (Edition: 2011)
Osho Media International
Item Code: NAE145
$35.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Meditation: An Ecstasy (Osho Meditation Series)
by Osho
Paperback (Edition: 2011)
Full Circle
Item Code: NAD662
$9.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now

Testimonials

THANK YOU SO MUCH for your kind generosity! This golden-brass statue of Padmasambhava will receive a place of honor in our home and remind us every day to practice the dharma and to be better persons. We deeply appreciate your excellent packing of even the largest and heaviest sculptures as well as the fast delivery you provide. Every sculpture we have purchased from you over the years has arrived in perfect condition. Our entire house is filled with treasures from Exotic India, but we always have room for one more!
Mark & Sue, Eureka, California
I received my black Katappa Stone Shiva Lingam today and am extremely satisfied with my purchase. I would not hesitate to refer friends to your business or order again. Thank you and God Bless.
Marc, UK
The altar arrived today. Really beautiful. Thank you
Morris, Texas.
Very Great Indian shopping website!!!
Edem, Sweden
I have just received the Phiran I ordered last week. Very beautiful indeed! Thank you.
Gonzalo, Spain
I am very satisfied with my order, received it quickly and it looks OK so far. I would order from you again.
Arun, USA
We received the order and extremely happy with the purchase and would recommend to friends also.
Chandana, USA
The statue arrived today fully intact. It is beautiful.
Morris, Texas.
Thank you Exotic India team, I love your website and the quick turn around with helping me with my purchase. It was absolutely a pleasure this time and look forward to do business with you.
Pushkala, USA.
Very grateful for this service, of making this precious treasure of Haveli Sangeet for ThakurJi so easily in the US. Appreciate the fact that notation is provided.
Leena, USA.
TRUSTe
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2017 © Exotic India