Passages for Meditation

Easwaran recommended these passages specifically for meditation, and for spiritual inspiration at any time.

Inspiration
  • The Best

    Lao Tzu

  • Whatever You Do

    The Bhagavad Gita

  • Give Up Anger

    The Dhammapada

  • Living in Wisdom

    The Bhagavad Gita

  • Holding to the Constant

    Lao Tzu

  • If You Want to Draw Near to God

    Abu Sa'id

  • The Prayer of Saint Francis

    Saint Francis of Assisi

  • Twin Verses

    The Dhammapada

  • Be Aware of Me Always

    The Bhagavad Gita

  • Cross the River Bravely

    The Dhammapada

  • The Blessing of a Well-Trained Mind

    The Dhammapada

  • Setu Prayer

    Eknath Easwaran

  • Do Not Look with Fear

    Saint Francis de Sales

  • The Path

    Mahatma Gandhi

  • The Sermon on the Mount

    The Gospel of Saint Matthew

  • Evening Prayer for the Sabbath

    Jewish Liturgy

  • Weaving Your Name

    Kabir

  • Perennial Joy

    The Katha Upanishad

  • This Morning I Pray

    The Ortha Nan Gaidheal

  • Prayer for Peace

    Swami Omkar

  • Invocations

    The Upanishads

  • Worship the Lord in Gladness

    Psalm 100

  • The Inner Ruler

    The Isha Upanishad

  • Mother of All Things

    Lao Tzu

  • Hymn to the Divine Mother

    The Chandi

  • Divine Mystery

    Swami Ramdas

  • The Mirror of this World

    Mahmud Shabestari

  • Radiant Is the World Soul

    Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook

  • The Temple of the Lord

    Kabir

  • The River of God

    The Shvetashvatara Upanishad

  • Source of Our Existence

    Swami Paramananda

  • O Infinite Being!

    Swami Paramananda

  • Origin of All

    Swami Paramananda

  • The Deepest Part of Thy Soul

    William Law

  • This Is the Self

    The Chandogya Upanishad

  • The Shining Essence

    Fakhruddin Araqi

  • Lord, Thou Hast Searched Me

    Psalm 139

  • Teach Me

    Saint Anselm

  • Universal Prayer

    Swami Sivananda

  • That Invisible One

    The Kena Upanishad

  • Believing in Mind

    Seng Ts’an

  • I Know That He Reveals Himself

    Saint Symeon The New Theologian

  • You Must Forget Yourself in Prayer

    Dov Baer of Mezhirech

  • The Living God

    Solomon Ibn Gabirol

  • The Miracle of Illumination

    Shantideva

  • Dwell, O Mind, Within Yourself

    The Song of Sri Ramakrishna

  • The Shining Self

    The Tejobindu Upanishad

  • In Me Thou Livest

    Tukaram

  • When I Lose Myself in Thee

    Tukaram

  • Only God I Saw

    Baba Kuhi of Shiraz

  • The Saint

    The Dhammapada

  • One with God

    Meister Eckhart

  • The Razor's Edge

    The Katha Upanishad

  • Sabbath Prayer

    Jewish Liturgy

  • The Nectar of Immortality

    The Amritabindu Upanishad

  • The Earth Is the Lord’s

    Psalm 24

  • The Lord of Life

    The Shvetashvatara Upanishad

  • The Mirror of Eternity

    Saint Clare of Assisi

  • Such Is a Saint

    Swami Ramdas

  • The Central Truth

    Swami Ramdas

  • Prayer for the Peace of the World

    Hazrat Inayat Khan

  • Khatum

    Hazrat Inayat Khan

  • Invocations

    The Upanishads

  • United in Heart

    The Rig Veda

  • The Shema

    The Torah

  • Discourse on Good Will

    The Sutta Nipata

  • The Way of Love

    The Bhagavad Gita

  • Dive Deep, O Mind

    A Song of Sri Ramakrishna

  • I Have Joined My Heart to Thee

    A Song of Sri Ramakrishna

  • O My God, Trinity Whom I Adore

    Elizabeth of the Trinity

  • The Path to Your Dwelling

    Meera

  • Come, Beloved

    Meera

  • Life of My Life

    Meera

  • Lord, I Bring Thee My Treasure

    Mechthild of Magdeburg

  • Night Prayer

    Rabi'a

  • Dawn Prayer

    Rabi'a

  • I Am Thine, Lord

    Saint Francis de Sales

  • Beloved of the Soul

    Rabbi Eleazar Azikri

  • The Wonderful Effect of Divine Love

    Thomas á Kempis

  • Just Because You Are My God

    Saint Ignatius of Loyola

  • Shine through Us

    Cardinal Newman

  • Invocations

    Ansari of Herat

  • Prayer for Peace

    Hazrat Inayat Khan

  • Epistle on Love

    Saint Paul

  • The Way to Peace

    Swami Sivananda

  • Finding Unity

    Lao Tzu

  • When You Call

    Isaiah

  • The Whole World Is Your Own

    Sri Sarada Devi

  • The Real Lovers of God

    Narsinha Mehta

  • Christ Be With Me

    Saint Patrick

  • Silence

    The Ortha Nan Gaidheal

  • The Practice of the Presence of God

    Brother Lawrence

  • Duties of the Heart

    Rabbi Bahya ibn Pakuda

  • You Are Christ’s Hands

    Saint Teresa of Avila

  • Unshakable Faith

    Swami Ramdas

  • The Path of Love

    Hasan Kaimi Baba

  • Hidden in the Heart

    The Shvetashvatara Upanishad

  • Living on Love

    Saint Thérèse of Lisieux

  • In Your Midst

    Hildegard of Bingen

  • The Unstruck Bells & Drums

    Kabir

  • The River of Love

    Kabir

  • Simple Union

    Kabir

  • He Is Omnipresent

    Swami Ramdas

  • I Gave All My Heart

    Saint Teresa of Avila

  • Her Heart Is Full of Joy

    Saint Teresa of Avila

  • Invocations

    The Upanishads

  • God Makes the Rivers to Flow

    The Rig Veda

  • I Am the Resurrection & the Life

    The Book of Common Prayer

  • I Come to Him Running

    The Mishkat Al-Masabih

  • All Paths Lead to Me

    The Bhagavad Gita

  • Mourner’s Kaddish

    Jewish Liturgy

  • Adon Olam

    Solomon ibn Gabirol

  • Great Life-Giving Spirit

    Native American Tradition

  • Let Me Walk in Beauty

    Chief Yellow Lark

  • What Is Real Never Ceases

    The Bhagavad Gita

  • The One Appearing as Many

    The Shvetashvatara Upanishad

  • Lord That Giveth Strength

    Thomas à Kempis

  • Four Things That Bring Much Inward Peace

    Thomas à Kempis

  • The Island

    The Sutta Nipata

  • The Lord Is My Shepherd

    Psalm 23

  • In the Midst of Darkness

    Mahatma Gandhi

  • That Wondrous Star

    Saint Bernard of Clairvaux

  • Let Nothing Upset You

    Saint Teresa of Avila

  • The One Thing Needed

    Tukaram

  • Soul of My Soul

    Shankara

  • The Eternal Godhead

    The Bhagavad Gita

  • The Immortal

    The Katha Upanishad

  • The Power of the Holy Name

    Meera

  • Even with Your Last Breath

    Meera

  • Singing Your Name

    Meera

  • Think on His Name

    Tukaram

  • How Great Is His Name!

    Swami Ramdas

  • O Name, Stream Down in Moonlight

    Sri Chaitanya

  • Chant the Sweet Name of God

    A Song of Sri Ramakrishna

  • Thy Holy Name

    Shankara

  • You Are That

    The Chandogya Upanishad

  • A Sea of Peace

    Saint Catherine of Genoa

  • The Tree of Eternity

    The Katha Upanishad

  • Entering into Joy

    Saint Augustine

  • Thou One without a Second

    A Song of Sri Ramakrishna

  • Love the Lord & Be Free

    The Shvetashvatara Upanishad

  • The Fruit of the Tree

    Kabir

  • The Lamp of Wisdom

    Yoga Vasishtha

  • The City of Brahman

    The Chandogya Upanishad

  • A Garden beyond Paradise

    Jalaluddin Rumi

  • Self-Surrender

    Mahatma Gandhi

  • The Bridge to Immortality

    The Shvetashvatara Upanishad

  • Cast Aside What Limits You

    Dov Baer of Mezhirech

  • I Am the One Who Will Never Forget You

    Psalm 119

  • The Opening

    The Qur’an

  • Lord, You Are My God

    Psalm 63

  • Remembrance of God

    Hasan al-Basri

  • Lord, Where Shall I Find You?

    Judah Halevy

  • Remember Me through Grace

    Fakhraddin Ar-Razi

  • There Is But One God

    Guru Nanak

  • Grieve Not

    Ravidas