Mourner’s Kaddish

Jewish Liturgy

Passages for Meditation

May His great Name grow exalted and sanctified in the world that He created as He willed.

May He give reign to His kingship in your lifetimes
and in your days, and in the lifetimes of the entire Family of Israel, swiftly and soon.

May His great Name be blessed forever and ever. Blessed, praised, glorified, exalted, extolled, mighty, upraised, and lauded be the Name of the Holy One, blessed is He beyond any blessing and song, praise, and consolation that are uttered in the world.

May there be abundant peace from Heaven, and life upon us and upon all Israel.

He Who makes peace in the heights, may He make peace upon us and upon all Israel.

This Kaddish, an ancient prayer from the Jewish Liturgy, is recited in memory of the dead. This passage is published in Easwaran’s spiritual anthologies, “God Makes the Rivers to Flow” and “Timeless Wisdom.” The audio recording is by Eknath Easwaran’s wife, Christine Easwaran.