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Eknath Easwaran grew up in Gandhi's India and was deeply inspired by him. As a young man, he read Gandhi's weekly articles and visited his ashram, walking with Gandhi and observing him in deep meditation during his prayer service. What fascinated Easwaran was Gandhi's magnificent spiritual transformation - from a shy, ineffectual lawyer to the Mahatma, the great soul who led millions of Indians in their successful nonviolent struggle for independence.

In this series of talks given for the University of California at Berkeley, Easwaran tells the story of Gandhi's life, recounting the key events that led to Gandhi's spiritual evolution and the dramatic turn of events in India. Easwaran is a gifted storyteller and these talks are compelling, culminating with the account of Gandhi's assassination. The key message throughout comes from Gandhi himself: if we make the same effort he did, we too, in our own small way, can transform fear into fearlessness, anger into compassion, selfishness into selfless service for the world.

Listen to these talks if you are interested in the spiritual side of Gandhi's life, in the concept and/or practice of nonviolence, or in spiritual living in general. As Easwaran points out, we need nonviolence now more than ever before. We need to practice Gandhi's teachings to build harmony in our homes and at our work, to restore peace in our communities and in the world today.

Eknath Easwaran (1910-1999) is respected around the world as the originator of passage meditation and as an authentic guide to universal wisdom. More than 1.4 million copies of his books are in print around the world, including his spiritual biography, Gandhi the Man: The Story of His Transformation. Easwaran lived what he taught, giving him enduring appeal as an author and teacher of deep insight and warmth. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lunaticlizz | 2/6/2014

    " An inspiration for us all, why cant we all have some pease? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ray Velez | 12/12/2013

    " Great book, helps challenge us on how to put some of the Gandhi principles like Satyagraha into every day projects. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 11/28/2013

    " Good read. Didn't reveal more about Gandhi than I already knew - but I appreciated how it was written to not instruct readers to be more like Gandhi - but to apply his lessons to our individual lives and be more like ourselves, but better. I felt that the format could have integrated the two parts, instead of separating them (historical/instructional)- the reference back to particular events discussed many pages before was a bit cumbersome. That said, overall decent account of a life that sparked world change and how it came about. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsay | 11/24/2013

    " Inspiring, amazing, humbling, and left me wanting to be a better person, "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 mahlica | 11/20/2013

    " Wow, Gandhi is truly impressive. We get a glimpse into a man that is changed from a self proclaimed coward to a courageous man of peace. What is so impressive about Gandhi is that he truly gave his whole heart, soul, and life to his beliefs. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 9/30/2013

    " This book gave a general summary of the life of Gandhi. The book was a little bit too general, and moved quickly through his life. It had lots of pictures, which were nice, and each page had a direct quote from Gandhi. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anne | 7/24/2013

    " This book was a pressent from a very dear friend. It was exactly the book I needed. It is very interesting and inspiring. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Pam Drake | 7/20/2013

    " I just received my copy and have only had time to thumb through it - the pictures are wonderful! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sara | 7/11/2013

    " A very well written , inspirational Book that changed my Way of Life !! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katmckee | 6/30/2013

    " I learned how influential the Bhagavad Gita was in his life, and learned what a modest beginning he had, not being very successful in law, and experienced a lot of personal growth before becoming who we admire today. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Doug Bisbee | 5/8/2013

    " One of my favorite books from college. Nice brief overview of Gandhi's life and teachings. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kelly | 3/15/2013

    " interesting, but pretty surficial. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 1/3/2010

    " Rob and I both REALLY liked this book. It gives a great insight into the life of Gandhi, his failures and successes. I skipped over the Appendix about how nonviolence works, but the rest I read in a day. It reads quickly, is filled with pictures, and is extremely inspiring. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tony G. | 12/21/2009

    " A powerful and inspiring look at Gandhi the man, his philosophy and how he became the most influential advocate for peaceful resistance the world has ever seen. It doesn't tell the whole story of Gandhi in a detailed historical way, but it provides valuable insights into the man's character. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mcrae Molatore | 1/9/2009

    " If this book doesn't change you as a person... It will. We could use a Gandhi in this world right now. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Terri | 12/30/2008

    " Easwaran is able to capture the spirit of Gandhi and give us an easy to read introduction to the events that led to the realization of the Mahatma. "

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