Eknath Easwaran

A Quote by Eknath Easwaran

When mystics use the word love, they use it very carefully -- in the deeply spiritual sense, where to love is to know; to love is to act. If you really love, from the depths of your Consciousness, that love gives you a native wisdom. You perceive the needs of others intuitively and clearly, with detachment from any personal desires; and you know how to act creatively to meet those needs, dexterously surmounting any obstacle that comes in the way. Such is the immense, driving power of love.

Eknath Easwaran

Source: www.higherawareness.com

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A Quote by Eknath Easwaran on spiritual growth, give-and-take, and relationships

"The widest possibilities for spiritual growth lie in the give-and-take of everyday relationships."

Eknath Easwaran

Source: My diary

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A Quote by Eknath Easwaran on seeking, soul, and self

God made the senses turn outwards, man therefore looks outwards, not into himself. But occasionally a daring soul, desiring immortality, has looked back and found himself.

Eknath Easwaran

Source: The Upanishads

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A Quote by Eknath Easwaran on detachment, present awareness, and present moment

To enjoy anything, we cannot be attached to it.  What we usually try to do is capture any joy that comes our way before it can escape.  We try to cling to pleasure, but all we succeed in doing is making ourselves frustrated because, whatever it promises, pleasure simply cannot last.  But if I am willing to kiss the joy as it flies, I say, 'Yes, this moment is beautiful.  I won't grab it.  I'll let it go.'  And I live with a mind at peace and a heart untroubled.  Pleasure comes and goes.  When it goes, we don't need to cling to memories of the past happiness or dwell on when it may come again.  When we turn to the past yearning, we are running away from the present.  When we propel ourselves into the future in anticipation, we are running away from the present.  This is the secret of the world's spiritual tradition called detachment:  If we don't cling to past or future we live entirely here and now, in 'Eternity's sunrise.'

Eknath Easwaran

Source: Take Your Time: How to Find Patience, Peace, and Meaning

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A Quote by Eknath Easwaran on living, spirit, and meditation

To be secure everywhere is the mark of sophistication,
to be unshakable is the mark of courage,
to be permanently in love with every person is the mark of masculinity or femininity,
to forgive is the mark of strength,
to govern our senses and passions is the mark of freedom.

Eknath Easwaran

Source: "Meditation: A Simple Eight Point Program for Translating Spiritual Values into Daily Life"

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