Talk 25a: Become Absorbed in Meditation - The most important part of this talk comes at the end, when Easwaran outlines a deep and challenging ideal in meditation – total absorption in the inspirational passage. Leading up to that, he is commenting on a practical set of verses from the Dhammapada. He presents the spiritual life as a reversal of the normal perspective, which limits our vision and life.
Talk 25b: Courage, Confidence & Compassion - This talk deals with absorption in meditation. Easwaran is exploring ways in which we can conserve our vital energy – our prana – a key to deep absorption. Prana is often drained by fear. People who attend our retreats sometimes ask; how do we deal with fear? This talk gives a fascinating answer: learn to use fear to help you avoid situations that will endanger or handicap you.