In some early recordings by Easwaran, he’s reading a different version or translation of a passage, and some passages may also have a different title. Following Easwaran’s instructions, his editors updated certain passages to make the language more inclusive. Whether you prefer the text on the website, or the text read by Easwaran, all these versions are suitable for meditation – it’s up to you!
To find the passages with recordings you can use the “Audio” filter on the passages page. We’ve also changed the sequence of the passages so that the passages with audio recordings are on the top of the list. We’ll continue to publish recordings through the rest of the year, so do check back if we haven’t yet published the audio recording of a particular passage that you like.
Using Passage Recordings
Listening to passages can help in a number of ways: as an aid to memorization, as a way to deepen your relationship with Easwaran, or as a source of strength and comfort in a challenging time. We encourage you to experiment with how you can use these recordings in your life.
We’ve also made a playlist of recordings specially for friends who are
participating in the Setu program, where listening to passages has become a
regular practice. This program is mainly for passage meditators who are in what
Easwaran calls the second half of life, and are addressing the challenges of getting older or facing a life-threatening illness.
Because listening to passages has become a valuable way for Setu
practitioners to immerse themselves in their highest ideals, we’ve created a
playlist of the passages that are regularly requested by Setu friends. This resources is of course available to anyone,
regardless of age or life circumstance!