Easwaran’s Talks & Writings

Get inspiration and guidance directly from Easwaran in excerpts from his books, articles, and audio and video talks.

  • Answering the Need of the Times

    How can meditation help the world? Easwaran explains how this ancient spiritual practice helps us to create positive change in modern times.

  • The Visit to Gandhi's Ashram

    Easwaran describes how he went to Gandhi’s ashram and watched the Mahatma meditating on the Bhagavad Gita. The visit had a profound influence on him.

  • Spiritual Education & Right Occupation

    Addressing the age-old question, “What should I do with my life?”, Easwaran shows us in this 30-minute audio talk how the great mystics of the world can help us find answers.

  • Meditation & Right Occupation

    When we meditate, we don’t do it just for ourselves, as Easwaran explains in this audio talk. We are trustees for this earth and for all its inhabitants.

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  • Original Goodness

    Using the metaphor of the lotus, Easwaran introduces the concept of original goodness, our real nature.

  • Simple Is Beautiful

    An ideal thinker is like an ideal shopper, Easwaran says – focused on essentials. With spiritual training, we can have minds free of worry and full of peace.

  • Easwaran Describes His Visit to Gandhi

    Listen to Easwaran’s account of his visit to Gandhi’s ashram, where he watched Gandhi meditating on verses from the Bhagavad Gita.

  • Years of Growth: Easwaran as a Young Adult

    Easwaran recounts his early years as a boy and young student growing up in India, and describes how Mahatma Gandhi and the Bhagavad Gita came into his life.

  • The Stages of Life

    In ancient India, human life was divided into four stages. Easwaran explains the inner meaning of these four stages as a spiritual framework for life today.

  • Charles the Cat

    In this full-length video, Easwaran reflects gently on the passing away of Charles, a BMCM cat, and goes on to explore the meaning of death and the urgency of our spiritual practice.

  • The Tamarind Tree

    The leaves of the tamarind tree illustrate a lesson from Easwaran’s Granny, to show the power of ordinary people to change the world.

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  • A Light in the Darkness

    To make our full contribution, Easwaran writes, we need to train the mind to be at peace and then radiate that peace to all those around us.

  • A Love That Lasts

    All relationships require a great deal of patient, selfless work, Easwaran explains in this article. He also shares how the capacity for this work is within each and everyone of us.