Talk 5a: Climbing the Peaks of the Spirit - Easwaran uses the metaphor of extreme mountaineering
to present a vision of our true destiny. He describes how we can transcend our
evolutionary legacy and harness our will and desire to attain the goal.
Talk 5b: Changing Ourselves to Change the World - Easwaran comments on quotes from major figures, both spiritual and secular. The date of the talk is January 3, 1987, so his theme is renewal – not just of ourselves, but of the world we live in. His first quote, from Mahatma Gandhi, sums up his main theme: “As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world (that is the myth of the atomic age), as in being able to remake ourselves.”