Easwaran’s Talks & Writings

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

  • The Transformation of Anger

    Easwaran shows us in this audio talk how to transform anger from a harmful to a healing force, with practical tips from his own life and examples from Gandhi.

  • You Are That

    In this short video clip, less than five minutes long, Easwaran explains the underlying meaning and practical implications of the ancient spiritual statement, "You Are That."

  • Learning to Forgive Ourselves

    As we grow in spiritual awareness, we become more aware of mistakes we’ve made in the past. It’s a painful process, but Easwaran gives us practical, compassionate advice for dealing with guilt.

  • 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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  • Forgiving Others, Forgiving Ourselves

    Lasting forgiveness is very hard to achieve, but it’s essential if we are to live in peace with ourselves. Easwaran gives practical spiritual guidance.

  • 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.

  • Invitation to a Journey

    Easwaran tells the story of Humphrey the whale and presents the spiritual life as a great adventure, encouraging us to put full effort into our meditation practice.

  • 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.

  • Original Goodness

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

  • The Elephant Sculptor

    Through the story of the elephant sculptor, learn how passage meditation can help you make your life a work of art and become the person you want to be.

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  • The Mantram at the Time of Death

    The mantram offers huge emotional and spiritual support when we’re with someone who’s dying, and when we face death ourselves. Easwaran explains what happens at death and how we can prepare for it through our own ongoing spiritual practice.

  • 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.

  • What Is Nirvana?

    How to describe the indescribable? In this eight-minute clip, Easwaran tells the story of a debate between a ​great king and a leading Buddhist monk.