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by Eknath Easwaran

Free eBook Conquest of Mind download ISBN: 1586380052
Author: Eknath Easwaran
Publisher: Nilgiri Press; 2nd edition (November 9, 2001)
Language: English
Pages: 192
Category: Other
Subcategory: Humanities
Size MP3: 1903 mb
Size FLAC: 1656 mb
Rating: 4.7
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Conquest of Mind is a book that describes practices and strategies for leading the spiritual life. Written by Eknath Easwaran, the strategies are intended to be usable within any major religious tradition, or outside of all traditions

Conquest of Mind is a book that describes practices and strategies for leading the spiritual life. Written by Eknath Easwaran, the strategies are intended to be usable within any major religious tradition, or outside of all traditions. The book was originally published in the United States in 1988.

Conquest of Mind is a beautifully poetic book, but also very meaningful and helpful.

Simply puts, learn about the lives of the saints and mystics from the great religious, but also learn and memorize the great "passages" and text they have been inspired to write. Conquest of Mind is a beautifully poetic book, but also very meaningful and helpful. Like Freud, Eknath shows how our lives are ruled by desires and impulses.

Just as a fitness routine can create a strong, supple body, spiritual disciplines can shape a secure personality and a resilient, loving mind.

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Conquest of Mind book. Easwaran is a recognized authority on the Indian spiritual classics.

Eknath Easwaran (December 17, 1910 – October 26, 1999) was an Indian-born spiritual teacher, author, as well as a translator and interpreter of Indian religious texts such as the Bhagavad Gita and the Upanishads.

The mind is Eknath Easwaran's life study: he understands it, and is an expert in teaching how to master it by making wise choices. Eknath Easwaran is respected around the world as one of this century's great spiritual teachers. This is his book on the mind.

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This is the earlier edition: the current edition, with new material, is the third edition.
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Whitebinder
Eknath Easwaran believed meditation was something every person could practice in everyday life. In this book, and others, Easwaran outlines an eight point program which he calls "passage meditation". Simply puts, learn about the lives of the saints and mystics from the great religious, but also learn and memorize the great "passages" and text they have been inspired to write. For starters Easwaran recommends the 23 Psalm, the Shema, the Lord's Prayer, the Beatitudes, I Corinthians 13 "Epistle of Love", as well as from Saints and writers from other religious traditions.

This book is incredibly practical and provides all the tips and tools one needs to start meditating. Highly recommended and filled with lots of practical advise to get you on the meditative path.
Fato
This book was recommended to me after my first wife died. I was very unhappy with my life. In a very practical, step by step, manner I got control of my mind and then my life. The trek began as "make me feel better" but moved to the spiritual desire to realize what is best in me. It is not religious. A psychologist who uses this method personally and recommends ti to patients who are spirituall inclined called the Eight Point Program explicated in this book, "Cognitative Behavioral Therapy" done better. The work is an edited series of lectures given by Eknath Easwaran during his "focus on what is" period. It is the first helpful book on life I ever read and I return to it frequently. I think it is the only book I've read more than 4 times.
Cenneel
"Dwelling on oneself is the root cause of most personal problems. The more pre-occupied we are with our private fears, resentments, cravings - the more power they have over us."

This is quite an exceptional book. The core purpose of the book is to discover the art of training the mind how to respond to life's challenges. The mind can be changed and controlled through meditation. While the major focus on changing and controlling the mind is through meditation, there are many lessons to be learned even if you are not actively engaged in formal meditation.

If you are practicing meditation, Easwaran brings up a very valuable point - practice your meditation throughout the day. The concept is that you learn to control your mind at all times. This is excellent advice, but much easier said than done.

Training the mind or controlling the mind is a concept that is foreign to most westerners. We do not think of controlling our mind. Our natural inclination is to try to control things - we will never be successful in controlling things. But if we learn to control our desires, fears, resentments and cravings we can control our world.

Some of the major points of the book are:

We have become a nation of emotional drifters. We allow our feeling to wander at will. We lose total control over the directions our minds take.

The exercises for reducing the ego is simple, learn to put the welfare of others before our own.

We feel incomplete so we try to manipulate things and people to get what we want to fulfill our inner need. This will never work. In the long run, we have no control over people or things. So we will always have unmet needs.

Those who always try to satisfy their personal desires will never find peace in this life.

The book explains a lot of the problems in our society that is focused on constant acquisition of new and bigger things. Our society that is fixed on instant gratification will never truly be content. As soon as we accomplish one goal, one desire our minds are askng what is next.

The book is well written and easy to read. Even if you have no plans to begin meditation, you will gain some valuable insights into why we all feel so unfulfilled.

If you conquer your mind, you will control your life. It is that simple.
Mataxe
Easwaran succinctly explains the working of the mind in a readable and forthright style. His manner is conversational so I feel that he is talking directly to me. But, he is nonjudgmental, and uses "we" instead of "you" consistently, so I know he personally understands from his own experience. He says he presents nothing not already found in the literature of the mystics and the great religions, but he says it in his own easy and "down-to-earth" style.

I have read this book several times, always finding sustenance and inspiration. I will continue to read it.
Ballazan
This is one of my favorite all time authors. His books are the best. I can tell you that you will enjoy anything that he has ever written. This one is another well written work by an author with a wonderful writing style that is deeply moving as well as so easily understandable; he is rather like an old friend sitting across the table from you having a heart to heart chat while at the same time really teaching you something that will change your life.
Downloaded
Conquest of Mind is a beautifully poetic book, but also very meaningful and helpful. Like Freud, Eknath shows how our lives are ruled by desires and impulses. Unlike Freud, however, Eknath offers us hope, and a method, for escaping from them. His simple method for retraining the mind through meditation and thought control works for anybody, no matter what your religion is. I highly recommend this book to anybody looking to better your life. His methods of thought control can lead to increased concentration and focus, or even to transcendental living. Eknath's writing style will keep you capitvated, and when used properly, his methods will take you to a more fufilling life.
Tetaian
I am a fan of Easarn and find all of his books helpful in my life. This book was excellent and helps overcome negative thinking, become more positive in both your outlook and your actions. His book "Meditation" is also a great read and has brought a lot of solace to my life. Life is hectic, troubled, and some things beyond your control. Take Charge of Your Thoughts and Reshape your life helps do just what it's title implies. I am more in touch with my spiritual self, the power of The Lord, and turn to it or one of his other books when I am troubled. He is a terrific writer and I wish I could have known him. I can turn to any page in this book and find something positive and helpful to my inner and outer life.