Conquest of Mind: Take Charge of Your Thoughts and Reshape Your Life Through Meditation

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Nilgiri Press, 2010 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 224 pages
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Getting caught in unwanted thoughts and emotions can feel like an inevitable part of life. But Easwaran, who taught meditation for nearly 40 years, shows a way to break free.
Just as a fitness routine can result in a strong, supple body, spiritual disciplines can shape a secure personality and a resilient, loving mind.
And opportunities to grow stronger spiritually arise not only during meditation but throughout the day. Working with difficult colleagues, going out to eat, and responding to a childOCOs needs are all occasions to try out different, wiser choices.
With humor and empathy, Easwaran places timeless teachings from the Buddha and other mystics into contemporary scenes ? watching a juggler on the street, taking a tennis lesson, going to the theater. Training the mind is lifeOCOs biggest adventure, one that brings deepening relationships, increasing vitality, and a greater sense of purpose."

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This Third edition is the same as the great Second edition (see Reviews of that) but with 3 additional chapters "Determination," "Detachment," and "Discrimination", taken from the 1988 edition.

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Eknath Easwaran (1910-1999) is a teacher respected around the world as the author of passage meditation, and as an authentic guide to the timeless wisdom of the classics of Indian spirituality. His method of meditation brings universal truths into daily life. 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 1.5 million copies 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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