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Passage Meditation is a book by Eknath Easwaranoriginally published in with the title Meditation. At five-thirty you will feel a tugging at your sleeve, a reminder to get up and begin your meditation.

It was passags difficult to separate myself from my views and my ways of expressing things about my meditation teacher, Easwaran. How the spiritual mind fuels physical wellness pp. It was Easter Sunday, and I had just attended the Easter service — without my parents.

But now a sense of rightness pervades our life; we fit, we belong. Take part in online programs and in-person retreats. Sound and sense are one. Not long ago I watched ejnath news coverage of the annual Bay to Breakers run, from one side of San Francisco to the other.

Every day for me now begins with meditation first thing in the morning. Mdeitation Living in a Secular World.

The First Chapter of “Passage Meditation”

You may see lights, perhaps brilliant ones, or hear sounds. I had a small success in using the eight points easqaran a lunch with them this past Easter.

He developed an effective, interior practice that anyone can learn and apply, simply by memorizing and silently repeating the words of a passage. If you begin to feel low, you simply change your mind — you have learned how — and restore your equanimity and cheerfulness. If you discover at the end of your period of meditation that your legs have gone to sleep, you can sit for a few eassaran and massage them gently instead of trying to rise.


Passage meditation is practiced by thousands of people around the world to find more calm, peace, meaning, and purpose in their lives. The best time for meditation is early in the morning. I may have just woken up in the morning. There seems to be a nut loose up in there. But when I wear this tan jacket, I always have another jacket on underneath: Meditation is the first point and the foundation of the eight-point program.

Passage Meditation – Wikipedia

Slowing Down is an important spiritual discipline. I can bear with difficult times and get through them by repeating the mantram. Those eknnath stretches that test our mastery — sudden rises, hairpin turns, icy roads — we negotiate skillfully, like a practiced driver.

Second, we begin to resemble and ;assage become whatever we give our attention to. You may have to resist sleep for a long time. But it becomes an obstacle if you dwell on it, get excited about it, run to report it to everybody. In harming them, you are actually harming yourself; in being kind to them, you are being kind to yourself.

Now, one at a time! It is lengthy and complex; you have to be alert to use it. If you are harassed by personal anxieties, it is all the more important to have your meditation; eawwaran will release the resources you need to solve the problems at hand. If you already know another passage, such as the Twenty-third Psalm, it will do nicely until you have learned this prayer. We must do what we can to make the body a good ally. Different religions have called it by different names: In action, they love choosing the right time.

Passagw theory we would like the mind to listen to us obediently, but in fact it will paxsage — chiefly because we have never taught it how. By dwelling on it, by struggling against it, you simply make it more powerful. In practice, when do I start repeating the mantram? Or you can sit cross-legged on a cushion on the floor. Still another trick, the rascal! Living faster and faster gives no time for inner reflection or sensitivity to others, making our lives tense, insecure, inefficient, and superficial.


For a while you may still hear the cars passing by, but the day will come when you hear them no longer. Place It is helpful if you can set aside a room in your home just for meditation and nothing else, a room easwaraj will begin to have strong spiritual associations for you.

Practicing Passage Meditation Within A Faith Tradition

Eknzth to Meditate In this form of meditation, you concentrate on the words of an inspirational text or passage from one of the great wisdom traditions. When you go on concentrating on the passage even during waves of emotion, your meditation is immeasurably deepened. With all our consciousness gathered to an intense focus within, the boundaries that seem to separate us from the rest of the world disappear.

We need to renew our enthusiasm and commitment every day and give our best all the time. Turn the door latch gently; tiptoe in and out; place your cushion and lap blanket, if you have one, quietly and mindfully.

In this form of meditation, you concentrate on the words of an inspirational text or passage from one of the great wisdom traditions. Every one of us has so much to give — more than we can realize — and it is so badly needed.

Instead, she needed to see that I understood, or at least was trying to understand her views.

Dangers in Meditation Strong emotions may be activated during meditation. Everywhere there are a fknath people who will not accept this condition, who see it as a loss of freedom, a kind of bondage. Easwaran offers brief instructions and an overview of the benefits.

But a few have an inborn capacity to plunge deeply inward. Having memorized the passage, be seated and softly close your eyes.