Nonviolent Soldier of Islam is the life story of Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan , a Pathan or Pushtun of Afghanistan and a devout Muslim, who raised the first nonviolent army in history to free his people from British imperial rule. This book was favorably discussed in The New Yorker. Newspapers and other periodicals[ edit ] In the s and s, Easwaran published a variety of commentaries on public events in prominent periodicals, especially the Christian Science Monitor ,           and also in The New York Times ,   elsewhere in the US,  and internationally. Practiced for one-half hour each morning. Slowing Down: set priorities to reduce stress and hurry One-Pointed Attention: give full concentration to whatever matter is currently at hand Training the Senses: enjoy simple pleasures in order to avoid craving for unhealthy excess Putting Others First: denounce selfishness and cultivating altruism Spiritual Companionship: practice meditation in the company of others Reading the Mystics: draw inspiration from the writings of the scriptures of all religions. The book contained extensive nutritional information from a scientific point of view, and sold more than a million copies.
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Illumined sages share flashes of insight into consciousness itself. They teach that each of us, each Self, is eternal, deathless, one with the power that created the universe. It includes a page overview of the cultural and historical setting, and introductions to each chapter. And the reason is clear. It is impossible to get to the heart of those classics unless you live them, and he did live them. My admiration of the man and his works is boundless. However I am the type of person that needs someone to tell me when my shoe is untied.
Not so much a guru as an explication or guide to what I am about to read so I can slow down and look for those points besides the one I find on my own. I perused through the Upanishads books available and found I had already purchased this as a series.
I then decided to also re-purchase this in the kindle edition. I do not know if it is his classical background or just skillful presentation; however Eknath Easwaran is perfect at showing you what is about to be presented and tying it back to the concrete or classical world.
I now realize it was not that I just wanted to reread the Upanishads but to understand and dwell on them. Thank you Eknath Easwaran. COM Related products.
The Upanishads – By Eknath Easwaran
A translation of the Upanishads by Eknath Easwaran. This book is a great introduction to the Upanishads, as Easwaran provides a backdrop of each of the principal Upanishads as well as some minor ones that have key concepts explained. Easwaran provides a good introduction, but at times the information should be updated for a more thorough reading. The reason for this becomes apparent when reading the book cover-to-cover. Easwaran was greatly influenced by the British, since during his time the British Imperialists were occupying India. He seems to want to constantly pander to the British by quoting later English works and how they are similar in knowledge to the Upanishads. The Upanishads require no such thing and is far superior in its depth and rigor than anything Easwaran quotes from European sources.
Out of hundreds of these documents, one in particular appeals to me as the essence of the Upanishads. The parable of the chariot 5. So I gave this 4 rather than 5 stars. The nature of Atman, need for ethics and the hierarchy of Reality 4.