God Makes the Rivers to Flow: Sacred Literature of the World

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Nilgiri Press, Jun 1, 2009 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 336 pages
Respected teacher and author Eknath Easwaran drew deep, ongoing inspiration from the sacred literature of all traditions. These 149 selections represent his choice of the most life-affirming and lyrical writings, from the great river of wisdom that is always flowing ? down the centuries and throughout the world.
The short extracts in this anthology come from the much-loved saints, sages, and scriptures of the Christian, Hindu, Sufi, Jewish, Native American, Buddhist, and Taoist traditions, and include a number of EaswaranOCOs own translations from his best-selling Classics of India series.
These passages can be read for daily inspiration, for the insights they give into other spiritual traditions, for the light they throw on how to live, for the sustenance they offer when we feel sad or tired, and for the deep transformation they can bring in EaswaranOCOs method of passage meditation.
Rich supporting material includes an introduction from Easwaran and an essay on the message of the scriptures, with stories from India, detailed background notes for all the texts, tips for making them part of a daily reading routine and for memorization, suggestions for using them for close study in practices such as lectio divina from the Christian tradition, and instruction in EaswaranOCOs program of passage meditation.
Uplifting and lyrical, sometimes startlingly practical, these passages all express the same underlying, unifying truth ? that we are essentially spiritual beings, with resources of love, energy, and wisdom, intended to make our contribution to our communities and our world.
This is a book to treasure, to come back to countless times. With every encounter, these passages reveal a deeper meaning. Just reading them can inspire us and point us in the right direction; meditating on them, in EaswaranOCOs method of passage meditation, brings their wisdom to life. As Easwaran writes, ?If this appeals to you, everything you need to start is here.OCO"

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(copied from amazon.com reader review) This book is a treasure trove of beautiful words crafted by believers in something greater than ourselves. Some of the passages will resonate with you and some may not, but the beauties of these thoughts have the power to transform Us All into more loving souls.  


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About the author (2009)

Eknath Easwaran (1910-1999) is respected around the world as a teacher of meditation and an authentic guide to world wisdom. His method of passage meditation fits within any faith, philosophy, or lifestyle. In 1961 Easwaran founded the Blue Mountain Center of Meditation, which carries on his work today.

Easwaran’s books include commentaries on the great saints and sages of the world’s traditions and have been published in 26 languages. His translations of the Indian spiritual classics (The Bhagavad Gita,The Upanishads and The Dhammapada) have been widely acclaimed and are all bestsellers in their field, and more than 1.4 million of his books are in print.

A gifted teacher who lived for many years in the West, Easwaran lived what he taught, giving him enduring appeal as a teacher and author of deep insight and warmth.

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