Easwaran’s Talks & Writings

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Original Goodness

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

  • The Eight-Point Program in the Second Half of Life

    How should our spiritual practice evolve and develop as we enter our retirement years? Easwaran offers practical guidance, point by point.

  • The Second Half of Life

    The second half of life is a time when we should grow to our full stature as human beings, Easwaran writes, and focus on what matters most.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 Mantram Repeating Itself

    In this short excerpt, Easwaran explains what it means to hear the mantram constantly repeating itself, and how we reach this advanced state.