the early 2000s, I was introduced to Easwaran by Father Henri Nouwen in his
book Life of the Beloved. In it he described the importance of passage
meditation and the direction of my life ultimately shifted. Instantly, I
scoured the internet, dove into the free excerpts from Passage Meditation
on bmcm.org, and implemented the practice into my daily life. Once I had
finished reading through Passage Meditation, I went to my local
bookstore and found Original Goodness. It’s been a domino effect from
one book to the next through Easwaran’s writings since then.
As a Christian and pastor, Easwaran’s eight-point program has shed a whole new light into my faith and personal practice. Passage meditation especially has brought me a new understanding and sensitivity to Christ, who “is all and is in all” (Colossians 3.11). I’ve often humorously reflected with other pastors,that it took a Hindu Mystic to show me the beauty of Jesus and my own faith.